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The subtitle for this book is "Power, Gender, and Work in Japanese Companies" . The men can end up with negative evaluations if it's perceived that they can't control their own office ladies and keep them working happily.

The subtitle for this book is "Power, Gender, and Work in Japanese Companies", and is by Yuko Ogasawara. The book examines the lives of "office ladies", women who have positions somewhat like secretaries in the . but with lots of extra duties added. The book begins by noting the very strong patriarchal nature of the Japanese society. Women are considered to be second-class citizens, basically. The women, on the other hand, face no such problems; they can also quit virtually any time they want.

This book (actually a dissertation) describes the power-hierarchy in Japanese companies. Throughout modernity-and into post-modernity- women in the professional Japanese workforce are often given jobs of menial nature

This book (actually a dissertation) describes the power-hierarchy in Japanese companies. Throughout modernity-and into post-modernity- women in the professional Japanese workforce are often given jobs of menial nature. These women, so called "office ladies" or "office flowers", are not given the opportunity for career advancement. Instead they are bounded to their male superiors for whatever clerical jobs these men may desire. Ogasawara, however, posits that "office ladies" actually hold more power than is perceived on the surface.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Office Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender . Along the way, she slashes and burns a lot of old chestnut stereotypes about men, women, and work in Japan.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Office Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender, and Work in Japanese Companies. -Merry White, author of "The Material Child.

Ogasawara, a Japanese sociologist trained in the United States, skillfully mines perceptive ion analyses and numerous interviews to outline the tensions and humiliations of OL work

Ogasawara, a Japanese sociologist trained in the United States, skillfully mines perceptive ion analyses and numerous interviews to outline the tensions and humiliations of OL work. She details the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that OLs who are frustrated by demeaning, dead-end jobs thwart their managers and subvert the power structure to their advantage.

6. Men Curry Favor with Women (page 139).

1. The Japanese Labor Market and Office Ladies (page 17). Read. 2. Why Office Ladies Do Not Organize (page 44). 6. CONCLUSION (page 155).

The book examines the lives of "office ladies", women who have positions somewhat like secretaries in the .  . The book begins by noting the very strong patriarchal nature of the Japanese society

The book examines the lives of "office ladies", women who have positions somewhat like secretaries in the . Women in the workplace face discrimination beyond what women in the . do, and it's much, much harder for them to get promoted and advance to management positions

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 285 p. ffice Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender and Work in Japanese Companies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. 221 p. he Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure. Sepp Linhart and Sabine Fruhstuck.

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  • Lonesome Orange Kid
A rather sobering look at gender politics in Japanese corporations. Really interesting, bizarre and complex. I read this after I had been already living in Japan for a number of years but wish I had read it earlier. Anyone studying gender relations or corporate practices in Japan would do well to read it. Anyone wanting to work in a Japanese office would NEED to read it.
  • riki
Very interesting! Read for school.
  • Nikojas
Very interesting read. Gave me a new perspective on Japanese women in the office.
  • Tane
This book (actually a dissertation) describes the power-hierarchy in Japanese companies. Throughout modernity-and into post-modernity- women in the professional Japanese workforce are often given jobs of menial nature. These women, so called "office ladies" or "office flowers", are not given the opportunity for career advancement. Instead they are bounded to their male superiors for whatever clerical jobs these men may desire. Ogasawara, however, posits that "office ladies" actually hold more power than is perceived on the surface. These women, because of their ability to make copies, types documents, and in some cases write detailed reports for the men, are highly valued. These men must, in a sense, "curry favor" with these women in order to: 1) Prove that they will be competent managers in the future and 2) handle all that is required of them from their superiors. (The abundant workload often leaves male employees with little time for making copies, running errands etc.)
The methodology the author uses is participant observation. A great book for anyone interested in Japanese societal structure