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Le pari impossible des Japonaises. Enquête sur le désir d'enfant au Japon (livre complet)

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Loin d'être la société isolée que l'on imagine, le Japon partage avec le Québec un piètre taux de natalité et un vieillissement de sa population. Pourtant, le désir de fonder une famille n'est pas absent chez les Japonaises. Quels sont les obstacles qui les empêchent de le réaliser? À travers des témoignages de femmes âgées de 30 à 45 ans, Valérie Harvey explore les conditions extérieures et les barrières sociales qui font hésiter les Japonaises à s'engager sur la voie familiale. Le mariage, l'éducation et le marché du travail sont au centre d'une enquête dressant le portrait d'une société industrielle moderne encore fortement influencée par ses traditions.
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... D'ailleurs, lors de mon étude sur les Japonaises et le désir d'enfant, à la question « Avez-vous déjà eu directement, ou sentez-vous des pressions de la famille et des amis pour avoir des enfants? », la plupart des femmes sans enfant interrogées avaient répondu que ça n'avait pas été le cas, car elles n'étaient pas mariées (Harvey, 2012). ...
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