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Identity, Gender and Teaching English in Japan (Hardcover) (Diane Hawley Nagatomo)

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This volume examines the career, personal, and professional identity development of 10 Western women with Japanese spouses, who teach English in Japan and have chosen to live there permanently. It describes the historical and sociopolitical context of Japan and issues related to English education and teaching by foreigners; gender issues, interracial relationships between Japanese and Westerners, and issues in English language learning and teaching; the women's motivations for going to Japan, their early days there, how they met their spouses, and their families' reactions to their wanting to marry Japanese men, and the experiences of those who run eikawa (English conversation) schools from their homes or have part-time teaching or full-time academic jobs. Distributed in the US by UTP Distribution. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 237
Genre: Foreign Language Study, Psychology, Social Science
Sub-Genre: English as Second Language, Women's Studies, Personality
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd
Author: Diane Hawley Nagatomo
Language: English
Street Date: April 7, 2016
TCIN: 51136726
UPC: 9781783095209
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-0064

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