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Unable to conform, unwilling to rebel? Youth, culture, and motivation in globalizing Japan

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This paper investigates the effects of globalization on Japanese young adults from sociological and psychological perspectives. While Japan’s socio-economic institutions have shown mainly resistant (or “hot”) reactions to globalization, individual-level adaptations remain oriented toward conformity to dominant life expectations, which remain largely unchanged, despite decreasing rewards. However, a socially withdrawn sub-group (the so-called hikikomori) appears to be unable to conform yet is ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00207

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Area Studies,School of Interdisciplinary - Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
Vinai Norassakunkit More by this author
Yukiko Uchida More by this author
Publisher:
Frontiers Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Psychology Journal website
Volume:
2
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Article: 207
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1664-1078
ISSN:
1664-1078
URN:
uuid:db41ddbc-c2d8-4d9c-8d0b-6f93ca5d676a
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ora:8250

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