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The Resource Women and the economic miracle : gender and work in postwar Japan, Mary C. Brinton

Women and the economic miracle : gender and work in postwar Japan, Mary C. Brinton

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Women and the economic miracle : gender and work in postwar Japan
Title
Women and the economic miracle
Title remainder
gender and work in postwar Japan
Statement of responsibility
Mary C. Brinton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When people are assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the celebrated parched lands of Northeast Brazil, Death Without Weeping is a luminously written, "womanly hearted" account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness, and death that centers on the lives of the women and children of a hillside favela. These are the people who inhabit the underside of the once-optimistic Brazilian Economic Miracle and who are being left behind in the shaky transition to democracy." "Bringing her readers to the impoverished slopes above the modern plantation town of Bom Jesus da Mata, where she has worked on and off for twenty-five years, Scheper-Hughes follows three generations of shanty-town women as they struggle to survive through hard work, cunning, and triage. It is a story of class relations told at the most basic level of bodies, emotions, desires, and needs. Most disturbing - and controversial - is her finding that mother love, as conventionally understood, is something of a bourgeois myth, a luxury for those who can reasonably expect, as these women cannot, that their infants will live." "Death Without Weeping is a work of breadth and passion, a nontraditional ethnography charged with political commitment and moral vigor. It spirals outward, taking the reader from the wretched huts of the shantytown into the cane fields and the sugar refinery, the mayor's office and the legal chambers, the clinics and the hospitals, the police headquarters and the public morgue, and finally, the municipal grave-yard of Bom Jesus." "Ethnography and literary sensibility merge to capture the "mundane surrealism" of life in Bom Jesus da Mata. With resonances of such anthropological classics as the writings of Oscar Lewis, Death Without Weeping is a tour de force that will be discussed and debated for many years to come."--BOOK JACKET
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Brinton, Mary C
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
California series on social choice and political economy
Series volume
21
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Women
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Women and the economic miracle : gender and work in postwar Japan, Mary C. Brinton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24319194
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780520075368
Lccn
91030670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1315572
Label
Women and the economic miracle : gender and work in postwar Japan, Mary C. Brinton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24319194
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780520075368
Lccn
91030670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1315572

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