Japanese Men, Masculinity and Fatherhood Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Japanese Men, Masculinity and Fatherhood
This paper examines the status of Japanese husbands and fathers in traditional and contemporary Japan.
# 109323 | 1,304 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper compares the traditional role of men in Japanese society to the role of men in Japanese society today. The paper explains that the traditional role required that men work and remain distant from their families while maintaining a masculine authority over the household. The paper then explains that these traditional roles have been threatened by social changes since the 1970s. The paper paints a picture of how today's men are no longer able to demand the same authority and respect and cannot be such distant husbands and fathers.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Roberson, J. (2003). Men and masculinities in contemporary Japan: Beyond the urban salaryman model. London: RoutledgeCurzon.
  • Seto, A., Becker, K.W., and Akutsu, M. (2006, Fall). Counseling Japanese men on fathering. Journal of Counseling & Development, 84, pp. 488-492.
  • Sugihara, Y., and Katsurada, E. (2002, Nov). Gender role development in Japanese culture: Diminishing gender role differences in a contemporary society. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, pp. 443-452.
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  • Suzuki, N. (2007, Spring). Marrying a Marilyn of the tropics: Manhood and nationhood in Filipina-Japanese marriages. Anthropological Quarterly, 80(2), pp. 427-454.

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