Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The office ladies in contemporary Japan
by Sakai, Mayumi, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 82; 1472247
Abstract (Summary)

Office ladies (OLs) are recognized as unique feather in the Japanese society. The term of "OL" implies negative aspects such as not having strong commitment, limited job opportunities, short length service, and so on. This paper revels why the feature of OLs have the negative aspects, when it was emerged, what roles of OLs were, and how it is created in Japanese society. In addition, this paper describes how Japanese companies or society treat OLs and how OLs work in Japanese companies. In order to discover office ladies, OLs are described chronologically from Meiji to 1990s.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sievers, Sharon
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Asian Studies, Womens studies, Organizational behavior
Publication Number: 1472247
ISBN: 978-1-109-47440-4
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