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Brinton, Mary C.

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Works: 32 works in 107 publications in 2 languages and 4,835 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Mary C Brinton
 
Most widely held works by Mary C Brinton
Women and the economic miracle : gender and work in postwar Japan by Mary C Brinton( )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When people are assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the celebrated parched lands of Northeast Brazil, Death Without Weeping is a luminously written, "womanly hearted" account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness, and death that centers on the lives of the women and children of a hillside favela. These are the people who inhabit the underside of the once-optimistic Brazilian Economic Miracle and who are being left behind in the shaky transition to democracy." "Bringing her readers to the impoverished slopes above the modern plantation town of Bom Jesus da Mata, where she has worked on and off for twenty-five years, Scheper-Hughes follows three generations of shanty-town women as they struggle to survive through hard work, cunning, and triage. It is a story of class relations told at the most basic level of bodies, emotions, desires, and needs. Most disturbing - and controversial - is her finding that mother love, as conventionally understood, is something of a bourgeois myth, a luxury for those who can reasonably expect, as these women cannot, that their infants will live." "Death Without Weeping is a work of breadth and passion, a nontraditional ethnography charged with political commitment and moral vigor. It spirals outward, taking the reader from the wretched huts of the shantytown into the cane fields and the sugar refinery, the mayor's office and the legal chambers, the clinics and the hospitals, the police headquarters and the public morgue, and finally, the municipal grave-yard of Bom Jesus." "Ethnography and literary sensibility merge to capture the "mundane surrealism" of life in Bom Jesus da Mata. With resonances of such anthropological classics as the writings of Oscar Lewis, Death Without Weeping is a tour de force that will be discussed and debated for many years to come."--Jacket
The declining significance of gender? by Francine D Blau( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last half-century has witnessed substantial change in the opportunities and rewards available to men and women in the workplace. While the gender pay gap narrowed and female labor force participation rose dramatically in recent decades, some dimensions of gender inequality--most notably the division of labor in the family--have been more resistant to change, or have changed more slowly in recent years than in the past. These trends suggest that one of two possible futures could lie ahead: an optimistic scenario in which gender inequalities continue to erode, or a pessimistic scenario where contemporary institutional arrangements persevere and the gender revolution stalls. In The Declining Significance of Gender?, editors Francine Blau, Mary Brinton, and David Grusky bring together top gender scholars in sociology and economics to make sense of the recent changes in gender inequality, and to judge whether the optimistic or pessimistic view better depicts the prospects and bottlenecks that lie ahead. It examines the economic, organizational, political, and cultural forces that have changed the status of women and men in the labor market. The contributors examine the economic assumption that discrimination in hiring is economically inefficient and will be weeded out eventually by market competition. They explore the effect that family-family organizational policies have had in drawing women into the workplace and giving them even footing in the organizational hierarchy. Several chapters ask whether political interventions might reduce or increase gender inequality, and others discuss whether a social ethos favoring egalitarianism is working to overcome generations of discriminatory treatment against women. Although there is much rhetoric about the future of gender inequality, The Declining Significance of Gender? provides a sustained attempt to consider analytically the forces that are shaping the gender revolution. Its wide-ranging analysis of contemporary gender disparities will stimulate readers to think more deeply and in new ways about the extent to which gender remains a major fault line of inequality."--Publisher's website
The new institutionalism in sociology( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume explore many questions about the way institutions emerge and operate. How do grassroots mores and practices evolve to an institutional level? How do institutional norms then regulate economic activity, and what are the advantages of formal versus informal constraints? What are the sources of trust and cooperation in trading markets? What role do cultural networks play in the economic survival of immigrant communities? And how do conflict and bargaining affect the evolution of community norms? The New Institutionalism in Sociology also discusses how economic fluctuations arise from interactions between local agents and the institutional environment. Among the topics addressed are the influence of labor activism on the distribution on income, the association between highly competitive "winner-take-all" job markets and increased wage inequality in the United States, and the effect of property right conventions on technical innovation and productivity in pre-industrial England. A final section explores how deeply embedded cultural traditions have colored the transition from state socialism to market economies in Eastern Europe
Lost in transition : youth, work, and instability in postindustrial Japan by Mary C Brinton( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lost in Transition tells the story of the 'lost generation' that came of age in Japan's deep economic recession in the 1990s. The book argues that Japan is in the midst of profound changes that have had an especially strong impact on the young generation. The country's renowned 'permanent employment system' has unraveled for young workers, only to be replaced by temporary and insecure forms of employment. The much-admired system of moving young people smoothly from school to work has frayed. The book argues that these changes in the very fabric of Japanese postwar institutions have loosened young people's attachment to school as the launching pad into the world of work and loosened their attachment to the workplace as a source of identity and security. The implications for the future of Japanese society - and the fault lines within it - loom large"--
Women's working lives in East Asia( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and the economic miracle : gender and work in postwar Japan by Mary C Brinton( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Risuku ni se o mukeru Nihonjin by Toshio Yamagishi( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ushinawareta ba o sagashite : rosuto jenerēshon no shakaigaku by Mary C Brinton( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ushinawareta ba o sagashite = Lost in transition : Rosuto jienerēshon no shakaigaku( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in the Japanese economy after the bubble by Mary C Brinton( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and work( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ushinawareta ba o sagashite : rosuto jenerēshon no shakaigaku by Mary C Brinton( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by Mary C Brinton( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contains both poetry and prose excerpts on a variety of topics
The determinants of group dissolution : a study of divorce rates in contemporary Japan by Mary C Brinton( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Institutions and human capital development by Mary C Brinton( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The social-institutional bases of gender stratification : Japan as an illustrative case by Mary C Brinton( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christmas cakes and wedding cakes : the social organization of Japanese women's life course by Mary C Brinton( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intrafamilial markets for education in Japan by Mary C Brinton( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women and the economic miracle : the maintenance of gender differences in education and employment in contemporary Japan by Mary C Brinton( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intrafamilial markets for education in Japan by Mary C Brinton( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Women and the economic miracle : gender and work in postwar Japan
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The declining significance of gender?The new institutionalism in sociologyLost in transition : youth, work, and instability in postindustrial JapanWomen and the economic miracle : gender and work in postwar Japan
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Brinton, Mary C.

ブリントン, メアリー・C

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