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Week 5- Crafting selves, Office ladies, and day laborers.

by: Maria Ariza

Week 5- Crafting selves, Office ladies, and day laborers. ANTH 1784

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Japanese Society
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Date Created: 10/03/15
The Economic Miracle Corporate Culture and its margins Horizontal Keiretsu more defined loosely coordinated groups characterized by minority cross shareholding regular communication of top executives and general cooperation for mutual benefit mutual insurance system VVV VVVVV V Yuko Ogasawara s Of ce Ladies and Salaried men Post war period had a lot of functions in the business cycles 0 Lead to women serving as the main source of exible labor that could be hired and fired There is no clear job description Office ladies do not see salarymen as fellow workers 0 Call them ojisan which is the equivalent to old geezer Promotes the idea of outsideinside ideology who belongs inside and who doesn t 0 Man taking an office lady s juice story He makes a lot more money than she does so why is he taking her juice when he could easily buy his own OL do not help men in their struggle for promotion OL expect treats from the men Are there any functions to the office ladies gossips 0 Reputation is important to men so if theyre happy bosses have a positive look of the men 0 Bonding between the office ladies since they don t share much outside of their office Office ladies do not engage in formal protest 0 Multiple lines of division 0 Short average tenure O Solidarity among them is law Instead of formal protest they do offstage resistance 0 They would squeeze sponges into tea 0 Slow down the pace of their work so that less would get done in the day This reinforced the idea that women could not hold higher positions because they re irrational irresponsible not committed etc Dorinne Kondo Crafting selves How people craft their identities Cultures are not homogenous and selves are not coherent and bounded Ideology of Company as Family Contradiction between company as family vs company as a capitalist enterprise Kinship like relationships between master and apprentice 0 Cheap labor system The company as family ideology in the context of hiring outside employees 0 Refusal to buy the messed up cherry tart 0 Workers are not involved in decision making VVVVV VVVVVVV 0 Minimum wages Workers express discontent but do not subvert the power relations Workers simultaneously criticize the company and take pride in it Son ya and Kamagasaki Son ya is in an area of Taito ward in Tokyo where day laborers live 0 Lower caste workers butchers etc were forced to live in Day Laborers Many day laborers have turned their backs on or dropped out Most left family at home or were sometimes disowned Some had no education credentials to get better jobs Some grew up in poverty some became poor Most Japanese see the people living in Son ya or Kamagasaki as losers 0 Parents usually use if you don t work hard you ll end up in Son ya Cultures of Son ya and Kamagasaki Community life union and welfare center are central authorities Don t qualify for citizenship since they don t pay taxes Midclass ideologies has big in uence on day laborers Many of these day laborers have drinking problems Dominant narration of selves stones of failures No sense of pride no positive vision of future Life of day laborers a carefree life


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