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Deviance and inequality in Japan

Japanese youth and foreign migrants

By Robert Stuart Yoder

Published

30 Mar 2011

Page count

240 pages

ISBN

978-1847428325

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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Deviance and inequality in Japan

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Japanese youth and foreign migrants face stringent institutionalised controls in Japan. This book questions the efficacy of such social controls, focusing on the interrelation of inequality (powerlessness, discriminate controls and class inequality) and deviance (largely derived from power and the violation of informal and formal norms). It provides a comprehensive detailed description and explanation of inequality and deviance of Japanese youth and 17 foreign migrant groups. The book is aimed at individuals, students and academicians interested in Japan area studies.

"A useful contribution to the fields of deviance, juvenile delinquency, and social inequality." CHOICE

"Provides a comprehensive detailed description and explanation of inequality and deviance of Japanese youth and 17 foreign migrant groups." Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books

"In this groundbreaking work, Robert Yoder details Japan's diversity by examining seventeen groups, illustrating the linkages among inequality, deviance, and migration." Brian McVeigh, University of Arizona

"Yoder's unique contribution to the growing literature on inequality in Japan links the marginalization of working class Japanese youth and the treatment of foreign workers, including intriguing analyses of discriminatory treatment of foreign professional baseball players and the class and occupational hierarchy among foreign workers." Patricia Steinhoff, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Robert Stuart Yoder is a long-term resident of Japan and has taught at a number of universities including University of California Irvine and Sophia University in Tokyo. He has undertaken extensive research on deviance and inequality in Japan. Today, Robert is Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Sociology at Japan Branch, Lakeland College in Tokyo and instructor at several Japanese universities.

Introduction: power, inequality and deviance in Japan; Japanese youth: inequality and deviance; Foreign migrants: inequality and deviance; Labelling conflict theory: inequality and deviance; Conclusion