Holthus, Barbara G. Books

Barbara G. Holthus is Senior Researcher at the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo (DIJ). She studied at universities in Germany, Japan, and the U.S. and holds a Ph.D. in Japanese Studies from the University of Trier, Germany. In addition, she is finishing a second Ph.D., in sociology, at the University of Hawaii at Mänoa. Her research interests include marriage and the family, media, social and demographic change, and childcare. Currently she is writing a book on childcare and work-life balance in Japan.

Paarbeziehungen in Japanischen Frauenzeitschriften Seit 1970: Medien Und Geschlecht in Japan
2010 0-7734-3898-X
This book provides the most in-depth analysis of contemporary Japanese women’s magazines to date. It focuses on the period from the 1970s to the 1990s, as these decades have seen significant and long-lasting changes in many aspects of Japanese society, in particular regarding Japanese women. Discourses on ‘marriage’, ‘love’, ‘sexuality’, and ‘masculinity’ lie at the core of a qualitative and quantitative content analysis. In German.