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Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan: Risk, Community, and Knowledge
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher State Univ of New York Pr
Publication date July 2, 2016
Pages 254
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781438457864
ISBN-10 1438457863
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $26.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Explores the trend of lifelong learning in Japan as a means to deal with risk in a neoliberal era.

Akihiro Ogawa explores Japan’s recent embrace of lifelong learning as a means by which a neoliberal state deals with risk. Lifelong learning has been heavily promoted by Japan’s policymakers, and statistics find one-third of Japanese people engaged in some form of these activities. Activities that increase abilities and improve health help manage the insecurity that comes with Japan’s new economic order and increased income disparity. Ogawa notes that the state attempts to integrate the divided and polarized Japanese population through a newly imagined collectivity, atarashii kōkyō or the New Public Commons, a concept that attempts to redefine the boundaries of moral responsibility between the state and the individual, with greater emphasis on the virtues of self-regulation. He discusses the history of lifelong learning in Japan, grassroots efforts to create an entrepreneurial self, community schools that also function as centers for problem solving, vocational education, and career education.

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from State Univ of New York Pr (November 1, 2015)
9781438457871 | details & prices | 237 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $80.00
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Reprint edition from State Univ of New York Pr (July 2, 2016)
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