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The Making of Japan’s New Working Class: “Freeters” and the Progression from Middle School to the Labor Market

  This article is a modified and developed version of a chapter from Social Class in Contemporary Japan: Structures, Socialization and Strategies, edited by Ishida Hiroshi and David H. Slater, Routledge, 2009.  For a brief outline of the book’s arguments, please see <>. Introduction: The “New Working Class” of Urban Japan Tomo was a first-year […]

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