The too-good wife : alcohol, codependency, and the politics of nurturance in postwar Japan / Amy Borovoy.

Social drinking is an accepted aspect of working life in Japan, and women are left to manage their drunken husbands when the men return home, restoring them to sobriety for the next day of work. In attempting to cope with their husbands' alcoholism, the women face a profound cultural dilemma: w...

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Main Author: Borovoy, Amy Beth.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Series:Ethnographic studies in subjectivity ; 6.
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