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by Yuko Ogasawara

eBook Office Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender, and Work in Japanese Companies ePub
Author: Yuko Ogasawara
Language: English
ISBN: 0520210433
ISBN13: 978-0520210431
Publisher: University of California Press (June 30, 1998)
Pages: 280
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 346
Formats: mobi mbr lit lrf
ePub file: 1798 kb
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Ogasawara treats women office workers not only as oppressed but as active players who express their dissatisfaction in. .Along the way, she slashes and burns a lot of old chestnut stereotypes about men, women, and work in Japan.

Ogasawara treats women office workers not only as oppressed but as active players who express their dissatisfaction in highly nuanced public ways, engaging the hierarchies to their own ends, manipulating the dependencies of their male coworkers, and turning subordination on its head. ―Merry White, author of The Material Child.

Ogasawara, Yuko, 1960-. Women white collar workers, Businessmen, Women, Sex role in the work environment, Office politics, Control (Psychology). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by abowser on November 14, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Salaried Men is a study done by Yuko Ogasawara about gender, power, and work in large corporations in Japan. The book examines the lives of "office ladies", women who have positions somewhat like secretaries in the . but with lots of extra duties added

Reader in group- Office Ladies and Salaried Men is a study done by Yuko Ogasawara about gender, power, and work in large corporations in Japan. She finds much of the clerical work is carried out by young women known as "office ladies" (OLs) or "flowers of the workplace. OLs serve tea to the men and type and file their reports. but with lots of extra duties added. The book begins by noting the very strong patriarchal nature of the Japanese society. Women are considered to be second-class citizens, basically.

Ogasawara, a Japanese sociologist trained in the United States, skillfully mines perceptive . This intimate and absorbing analysis illustrates how the relationships between women and work, and women and men, are far more complex than the previous literature has shown.

Ogasawara, a Japanese sociologist trained in the United States, skillfully mines perceptive ion analyses and numerous interviews to outline the tensions and humiliations of OL work. She details the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that OLs who are frustrated by demeaning, dead-end jobs thwart their managers and subvert the power structure to their advantage.

In this engaging ethnography, Yuko Ogasawara exposes the ways that these women resist men's power, and why .

In this engaging ethnography, Yuko Ogasawara exposes the ways that these women resist men's power, and why the men, despite their exclusive command of authority, often subject themselves to the women's control. Ogasawara, a Japanese sociologist trained in the United States, skillfully mines perceptive ion analyses and numerous interviews to outline the tensions and humiliations of OL work.

Office Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender, and Work in Japanese Companies. Allison describes in detail a typical company outing to such a clubâ?”what the men do, how they interact with the hostesses, the role the hostess is expected to play, and the extent to which all of this involves "play" rather than "work. Unlike previous books on Japanese nightlife, Allison's ethnography of one specific hostess club (here referred to as Bijo) views the general phenomenon from the eyes of a woman, hostess, and feminist anthropologist.

Personal Name: Ogasawara, Yuko, 1960-. Publication, Distribution, et. Berkeley, Calif. Women white collar workers Japan Interviews Businessmen Women Psychology Sex role in the work environment Office politics Control (Psychology). University of California Press, (c)1998. Projected Publication Date: 9806. by Verfassung, Verwaltung, Finanzen; Festschrift für Gerhard Wacke zum 70.

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In large corporations in Japan, much of the clerical work is carried out by young women known as "office ladies" (OLs) or "flowers of the workplace." Largely nameless, OLs serve tea to the men and type and file their reports. They are exempt from the traditional lifetime employment and have few opportunities for promotion. In this engaging ethnography, Yuko Ogasawara exposes the ways that these women resist men's power, and why the men, despite their exclusive command of authority, often subject themselves to the women's control. Ogasawara, a Japanese sociologist trained in the United States, skillfully mines perceptive participant-observation analyses and numerous interviews to outline the tensions and humiliations of OL work. She details the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that OLs who are frustrated by demeaning, dead-end jobs thwart their managers and subvert the power structure to their advantage. Using gossip, outright work refusal, and public gift-giving as manipulative strategies, they can ultimately make or break the careers of the men. This intimate and absorbing analysis illustrates how the relationships between women and work, and women and men, are far more complex than the previous literature has shown.
Kajikus
A rather sobering look at gender politics in Japanese corporations. Really interesting, bizarre and complex. I read this after I had been already living in Japan for a number of years but wish I had read it earlier. Anyone studying gender relations or corporate practices in Japan would do well to read it. Anyone wanting to work in a Japanese office would NEED to read it.
Ffan
Very interesting! Read for school.
Abandoned Electrical
Very interesting read. Gave me a new perspective on Japanese women in the office.
Anayalore
This book (actually a dissertation) describes the power-hierarchy in Japanese companies. Throughout modernity-and into post-modernity- women in the professional Japanese workforce are often given jobs of menial nature. These women, so called "office ladies" or "office flowers", are not given the opportunity for career advancement. Instead they are bounded to their male superiors for whatever clerical jobs these men may desire. Ogasawara, however, posits that "office ladies" actually hold more power than is perceived on the surface. These women, because of their ability to make copies, types documents, and in some cases write detailed reports for the men, are highly valued. These men must, in a sense, "curry favor" with these women in order to: 1) Prove that they will be competent managers in the future and 2) handle all that is required of them from their superiors. (The abundant workload often leaves male employees with little time for making copies, running errands etc.)
The methodology the author uses is participant observation. A great book for anyone interested in Japanese societal structure
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