Cycle de conférences du groupe Travail/ “Household Support Services in Tokyo: Bringing Local Women into the Workforce?” (1er mars 2024, 10h-12h)

La prochaine manifestation du cycle de conférences 2023-2024 organisé par le groupe Travail de l’équipe de recherche Populations Japonaises (CRCAO-IFRAE) aura lieu en ligne le vendredi 1er mars 2024, de 10h à 12h (heure de Paris).

Household Support Services in Tokyo: Bringing Local Women into the Workforce?

une conférence donnée par

Glenda Roberts

Université de Waseda
(1er mars 2024, 10h-12h)

Résumé :

While Japanese middle-class households in the prewar era o5en employed household help of various kinds, the usage of such help decreased greatly in the post-war era, along with the rise of the “professional housewife” paradigm and the accompanying no>on that all household labor should be borne by the homemaker herself as her ‘profession.’ This research inves>gates the availability and uptake of household support services in Tokyo, focusing mainly on the government scheme launched in 2016 to solicit migrant workers for household support in Na>onal Strategic Special Zones. Through interviews with a sponsoring firm, as well as extant scholarly literature, and an interview with a poli>cian, this paper seeks to understand the reasons behind the introduc>on of these programs and their ‘success’ to date in replacing the household labor of Japanese women.

Biographie de la conférencière :

Glenda Roberts obtained her PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University in 1986. A5er holding research and academic posi>ons in Honolulu from 1988, she has lived and worked in Japan since 1996, first at the University of Tokyo Ins>tute of Social Sciences, and then, from 1998 to the present, at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies of Waseda University, where she is Professor. Her major areas of research are on gender, work, family, and migra>on policy in contemporary Japan. Her most recent publica>ons in the migra>on field are “An Immigra>on Policy by any Other Name: Seman>cs of Immigra>on to Japan” (Social Science Japan Journal 21(1)2018) and, with Noriko Fujita, “Low-skilled Migrant Labor Schemes in Japan’s Agriculture: Voices from the Field” (Social Science Japan Journal, 2023, XX, 1-19, Advance access publica>on 28 September 2023).

Contacts : 

César Castellvi : cesar.castellvi[at]u-paris.fr 
Julien Martine : julien.martine[at]u-paris.fr



Citer ce billet
césar castellvi (2024, 14 février). Cycle de conférences du groupe Travail/ “Household Support Services in Tokyo: Bringing Local Women into the Workforce?” (1er mars 2024, 10h-12h). Populations japonaises. Consulté le 30 mai 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/vtxx

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