Book Chapter

Phase one of the Longitudinal study of Kobe women's ethnographic interviews 1989-2019: Kanako 1989 and 2000

K Okano, C Maree

Discourse, Gender and Shifting Identities in Japan The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women's Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One | Routledge | Published : 2018


This chapter introduces the first phase of the Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women’s Ethnographic Interviews 1989–2019, a real-time interdisciplinary study which examines changes in discourse of the same group of women in Japan. It explains the nature of the ethnographic interviews to be analysed and the merits of the multi-analytical discourse (MAD) approach for an interdisciplinary study like this. By locating it in the existing literature on language variation and changes, and on the Japanese women’s discourse, the chapter argues for the book’s innovative significance. This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts covered in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book expan..

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