Dear H-Japan list member,
the Department of East Asian Studies – Japanese Studies at University of Vienna would like to draw your attention to the upcoming u:japan lunch lecture:
“Millennials’ Senses of Inequality: Class, Gender, and Legitimation of Differences in Tokyo”
Date and time: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 12:30~14:00 (CEST, UTC/GMT +2h)
The Zoom Meeting will be open from 12:15 (CEST).
In this virtual lecture Yuki Asahina (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul) examines how Japanese young adults experience inequality as something 'natural' with a particular focus on their experience of work. Drawing on longitudinal interview data and through a lens of comparison with the case of Seoul, South Korea, where young citizens maintain a strong sense of injustice, he shows the persistent tendency among Japanese millennials to interpret inequality as a matter of individual efforts and talents. Then, he will examine differences in the ideas that various groups of young adults use to justify the inequalities they observe. Finally, he will ask when and how inequality and insecurity are experienced as 'unjust' to the extent that young adults can no longer tolerate them by focusing on the experience of precariously employed young men and women.
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Join the lecture via Zoom Meeting:
Meeting-ID: 629 9973 5260
We are looking forward to host you!
With kind regards,
Bernhard Leitner, Florian Purkarthofer and Ralf Windhab
PS: If you missed a lecture or want to review, head to our recorded lectures section: https://japanologie.univie.ac.at/ujapanlectures/records/
Department of East Asian Studies / Japanese Studies
University of Vienna