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Gill, Tom 1960-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 118 publications in 2 languages and 3,120 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PL877.5.O36, 895.635
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Gill
Yokohama street life : the precarious career of a Japanese day laborer by Tom Gill( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a one-man ethnography that seeks to understand life at the bottom of Japanese society through the personality of day laborer and street-philosopher Kimitsu Nishikawa. Through interviews with Kimitsu, Tom Gill analyzes life in the Yokohama slum district of Kotobuki - a district in which welfare has come to replace labor
Tokyo tango by Rika Yokomori( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saya is a blissfully feather-headed Tokyo college girl, talented at doing just enough work to pass the exams at a top-flight university, but ultimately "without a thought in her head." She worked as a hostess in a local bar at night, mindlessly turning tricks with aging businessmen to bring in enough cash to support her addiction to shopping and clubbing. Her freewheeling lifestyle takes an unexpected turn one night when she meets Bogey, a mysterious outsider and gambler
Shot by both sides : a novel by Meisei Gotō( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standing on a Tokyo bridge waiting for a friend, Akaki, a middle-aged Japanese man, indulges in reminiscences that recall his arrival in Tokyo twenty years earlier, his childhood in northern Korea under Japanese rule, and the impact of the trauma of war
Japan copes with calamity : ethnographies of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters of March 2011 by Tom Gill( )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first collection of ethnographies in English on the Japanese communities affected by the giant Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011 and the ensuing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. It brings together studies by experienced researchers of Japan from field sites around the disaster zone. The contributors present the survivors' struggles in their own words: from enduring life in shelters and temporary housing, through re-creating the fishing industry, to rebuilding life-ways and relationships bruised by bereavement. They contrast the sudden brutal loss of life from the tsunami with the protracted anxiety about exposure to radiation and study the battle to protect children, family and a way of life from the effects of destruction, displacement and discrimination. The local communities' encounters with volunteers and journalists who poured into Tohoku after the disaster and the campaign to win compensation from the state and nuclear industry are also explored. This volume offers insights into the social fabric of rural communities in north-eastern Japan and suggests how the human response to disaster may be improved in the future
Men of uncertainty : the social organization of day laborers in contemporary Japan by Tom Gill( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Men of Uncertainty presents an unknown side of Japanese society - the world of Japan's day laborers (hiiyatoi rodosha), the urban labor markets where these men gather to find work (yoseba), and the cheap lodging districts where many of them live (doya-gai). Nearly every major Japanese city has a yoseba. These are centers of proletariat culture in the heart of the postindustrial metropolis, similar in many ways to the prewar American skid row. Within these districts, day laborers tend to live outside the two dominant institutions of contemporary Japanese society: the nuclear family and the company." "Focusing mainly on the day-laboring district of Yokohama, and with extensive comparative ethnography from five other cities, author Tom Gill finds a society of men who have opted out of the regular, communal way of life. This book details their libertarian, egalitarian lifestyle, oriented to the present yet colored by an awareness that in Japan today being a yoseba man usually means exclusion from mainstream society, absence of family life, and a career that can easily lead to homelessness and an early death on the street."--Jacket
Globalization and social change in contemporary Japan by Jerry Eades( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International scholars specializing in Asian culture and politics, explore the recent changes in Japanese society, arguing in opposition to the traditional belief that Japanese culture is somehow more static than others. Papers examine topics such as international migration, economic globalization, trends in values, women in the workplace, yakuza gangsters, and the art of making Buddhist altars in light of a global economy
Catch-up industrialization : the trajectory and prospects of East Asian economies by Akira Suehiro( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catch-Up Industrialization" is an innovative examination of how the political ideology of 'developmentalism' has driven East Asian economic growth. The author considers innovative production and management techniques, the patterns of industrial relations, and the way education shapes the workforce, using this information to assess late 20th century East Asian economic development based on economic liberalization and the rapid diffusion of information technology. The term 'catch-up' links developing and developed countries, and defines the socioeconomic mindset common to high-growth societies of Asia. The author's argument differs from neoclassical approaches emphasizing the workings of the market, statist ones emphasizing policy rather than private initiatives, business studies lacking macroeconomic and global perspectives, work by development economists based on agriculture, and World Bank/IMF studies that lack socio-cultural and historical understanding
Lives of young Koreans in Japan by Yasunori Fukuoka( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culturally different from both Korean nationals and Japanese, third-generation Korean migrants have developed a complex ethnic identity through their struggles with Japanese racism
The hundred-yen singer by Naomi Suenaga( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rinka Kazuki sings enka, traditional Japanese ballads, in sleazy dives where she makes most of her money from tips. Sometimes a big spender will slip her a 10,000-yen note, but often it will be only a hundred-yen coin - worth pennies. On the wrong side of thirty, with a treacherous agent, unscrupulous rivals and an unsupportive lover, she sees her hopes of finding fame, fortune and happiness dwindling fast. But her boundless optimism and quirky humour, combined with a streak of ruthless determination and a degree of self-awareness, fuel her search for unattainable love and unrealizable dreams."--Jacket
Higashi Nihon Daishinsai no jinruigaku : tsunami, genpatsu jiko to hisaishatachi no "sonogo"( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainichi ahōdansu : Kotobukichō no hiyatoi tetsugakusha Nishikawa Kimitsu no sekai = Everyday affordance by Tom Gill( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainichi ahodansu : Kotobukicho no hiyatoi tetsugakusha nishikawa kimitsu no sekai( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The incident at Nishibeta village : a classic manga by Tsuge Yoshiharu from the Garo years by Tom Gill( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unconventional moralities, tolerance and containment in urban Japan by Tom Gill( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New thinking on global water security - towards an ecohydrological perspective : a Malin Falkenmark reader( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Transformational magic : some Japanese super-heroes and monsters by Tom Gill( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Higashinihon daishinsai no jinruigaku : tsunami, genpatsu jiko to hisaishatachi no sonogo( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Doublon (voir NC a472969) Men of uncertainty the social organization of day laborers in contemporary Japan by Tom Gill( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shot by both sides : a novelMen of uncertainty : the social organization of day laborers in contemporary JapanGlobalization and social change in contemporary JapanCatch-up industrialization : the trajectory and prospects of East Asian economiesLives of young Koreans in JapanThe hundred-yen singerDoublon (voir NC a472969) Men of uncertainty the social organization of day laborers in contemporary Japan
Alternative Names
Gill, Thomas P. 1960-

Gill, Tom

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Giru, Tomu 1960-

ギル, トム

ギル, トム 1960-

トム・ギル

Languages
English (112)

Japanese (6)