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Make yourself at home: dreams and realities in a Japanese sharehouse

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Despite the historical associations of shared living with economically and socially marginalised populations, contemporary sharehouses in Japan are seen and marketed as a new foreign lifestyle import that offers an alternative to living alone or in the family home. Based primarily on nine months of intensive fieldwork during residence in a sharehouse, interviews with sharehouse professionals, and discourse analysis of marketing materials, the present work discusses the gaps and consonances...

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SSD
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SAME
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2018-06-16

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