The Intimate and the Public in Asian and Global Perspectives

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Emiko Ochiai
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Since the 1970s, the world has been facing fundamental social change at both the macro-level, such as the impact of globalization and the restructuring of the welfare state, and at the micro-level with issues relating to family and individual lives. It is increasingly accepted that the type of welfare regime heavily influences people’s decision to marry or to have children as well as the relationship between genders. Likewise, the transnational migration of care-workers impacts on the way of life and quality of life of the elderly in the growing number of aged societies around the world as well as on the workers’ own families back in their home countries.

This series linking family research, social policy and migration studies, sets out to shed light at many levels and in a wide variety of contexts on this key twenty-first century issue that could be termed a “reconstruction of the intimate and the public” from an interdisciplinary and global perspective. There is a special focus on Asia where dynamic social changes are resulting in unsustainable societies with extremely low fertility; yet it is such countries that are witnessing the rise in marriage migration to fill the gender gap caused by a skewed sex ratio at birth. Also addressed are issues arising from the alleged convergence of European welfare retrenchment on the one hand, and on the other, the Asian struggle to establish basic welfare state structures at a time of state budget cuts thereby posing the fundamental question regarding the nature of sustainable welfare provision.

The first volume of the IPAP series Ryōsai Kenbo: The Educational Ideal of 'Good Wife, Wise Mother' in Modern Japan has won the 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award.
The third volume of the IPAP series Asian Women and Intimate Work has won the 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award.

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Active Pursuit of Pregnancy
Neoliberalism, Postfeminism and the Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Japan
Volume 16
Japanizing Japanese Families
Regional Diversity and the Emergence of a National Family Model through the Eyes of Historical Demography
Volume 15
Discovering Women’s Voices
The Lives of Modern Japanese Silk Mill Workers in Their Own Words
Volume 14
Intergenerational Relationships between Married Children and Their Parents in 21st Century Japan
How are Patrilineal Tradition and Marriage Changing?
Volume 12
Asian Migrant Workers in the Arab Gulf States
The Growing Foreign Population and Their Lives
Volume 10
Weaving Women's Spheres in Vietnam
The Agency of Women in Family, Religion and Community
Volume 9
Care Relations in Southeast Asia
The Family and Beyond
Volume 8
Labor Markets, Gender and Social Stratification in East Asia
A Global Perspective
Volume 7
Family and Social Change in Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies
Change and Continuity in Eastern Europe and East Asia
Volume 6
Asian Women and Intimate Work
Volume 3
Patriarchy in East Asia
A Comparative Sociology of Gender
Volume 2
Ryōsai Kenbo
The Educational Ideal of 'Good Wife, Wise Mother' in Modern Japan
Volume 1
Ochiai Emiko (Editor-in-Chief), Kyoto University

Danièle Bélanger, Laval University
Fran Bennett, University of Oxford
Mary Brinton, Harvard University
Melanita Budianta, University of Indonesia
Chang Kyung-Sup, Seoul National University
Harald Fuess, University of Heidelberg
Barbara Hobson, University of Stockholm
Shirlena Huang, National University of Singapore
Ito Kimio, Kyoto University
Barbara Molony Santa Clara University
Oshikawa Fumiko, Kyoto University
Rajni Palriwala, University of Delhi
Ito Peng, University of Toronto
Carolyn Sobritchea, University of the Philippines
Tseng Yen-Fen, National Taiwan University
Patricia Uberoi, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi
Thanes Wongyannava, Thammasat University
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