Deviance and Inequality in Japan

Japanese Youth and Foreign Migrants

Robert Stuart Yoder

Deviance and Inequality in Japan
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Robert Stuart Yoder

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

240 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847428325 Published March 2011 For sale in North and South America only
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.
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“In five concise well-referenced chapters and two appendixes, Yoder argues that inequality is central to understanding the limited opportunities and rights available to these group members to realize their life goals. The ascribed subordinate status of Japanese youth, particularly working-class youths, and foreign immigrants limits full participation in Japanese society, contributes to their blocked social mobility, and subjects them to increased social controls, which, consequently, contribute to their higher levels of deviant behavior…A useful contribution to the fields of deviance, juvenile delinquency, and social inequality.”
Contents
About the author
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: power, inequality and deviance in Japan
2. Japanese youth: inequality and deviance
3. Foreign migrants: inequality and deviance
    Part One: Ten largest foreign migrant groups
    Part Two: Smaller populated foreign migrant groups
    Part Three: Foreign migrants: subordinate status
4. Labelling conflict theory: inequality and deviance
5. Conclusion

References
Appendix A: Notes on methodology
Appendix B: Issues and cases of inequality and deviance
Index
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