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Author Borovoy, Amy Beth
Title The too-good wife : alcohol, codependency, and the politics of nurturance in postwar Japan / Amy Borovoy
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2005
book jacket
 CAPAS-in ET lib.  HV5132 B67 2005    AVAILABLE    30620020079637
Descript xvii, 234 p. ; 24 cm
Series Ethnographic studies in subjectivity ; 6
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-218) and index
Introduction: "Dirty Lukewarm Water" -- Alcoholism and co-dependency: new vocabularies for unspeakable problems -- Motherhood, nurturance, and "total care" in postwar national ideology -- Good wives: negotiating marital relationships -- A success story -- The inescapable discourse of motherhood -- Conclusion: The home as a feminist dilemma
Subject Alcoholics -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Family relationships
Alcoholics' spouses -- Japan -- Tokyo
Parents of drug addicts -- Japan -- Tokyo
Codependency -- Japan -- Tokyo
Social work with women -- Japan -- Tokyo
Sex role -- Japan -- Tokyo
Wives -- Japan -- Tokyo
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