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Politics of Marriage and Gender Change in Contemporary Japan

 

Description of research project: This project looks at the transformation in the meaning of marriage in Japan, where despite decreasing rates of marriage, increasing numbers of never-married individuals and various perceived barriers to matrimony a vast majority of young people declare they wish to get married eventually.

Description of work that will be assigned to research assistants Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Bibliographic research and creation of annotated bibliography on secondary sources; collection of primary sources on debates about marriage (in Japan and other countries); preliminary analysis of data (training provided); editorial assistance. No knowledge of Japanese language is required.

Supervising Faculty Member (for graduate student proposals): Genevieve Zubrzycki

Graduate Student (if applicable): Anna Woźny

Contact information: anmawo@umich.edu Please include SURO or SOC394 in the subject line.

Average hours of work per week: 3-6

Range of credit hours students can earn: 1-2

Number of positions available: 1