Culture change of Japanese expatriates in the mid-western U.S. : dialectical biculturalism

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dc.contributor.advisor Merten, Don E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kawata, Hisato en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- a-ja--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:44Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1994 .K3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184994
dc.description.abstract People who are in a different culture from their own often encounter and deal with various difficulties of culture shock in its broad sense. This ethnographic study of Japanese expatriates in the Midwestern U.S. delineates their culture change, concentrating on culture shock and its results. The problems in interpersonal relationships among the Japanese housewives whose husbands work for the same company in the community were found to be the source of their most serious culture shock. It made each housewife conscious of her previous cultural assumptions and those of the others regarding interpersonal relationships such as friendship, privacy, and the roles of housewives. These cultural assumptions were integrated into their new cultural order to support their solutions to the problem, i.e., changing the association with those belonging to the same company, or constructing new associations with those belonging to different Japanese companies.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent iii, 100 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Japanese -- United States -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Acculturation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Socialization -- Case studies. en_US
dc.title Culture change of Japanese expatriates in the mid-western U.S. : dialectical biculturalism en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/897522 en_US


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