Preparing Modern Workers, Policing Modern Play

David R. Ambaras

in Bad Youth

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780520245792
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932203 | DOI:
Preparing Modern Workers, Policing Modern Play

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This chapter considers the question of young people's proper relation to work and play, which helped shape the approaches to the urban middle classes, first examining the discourse on protecting young workers, which changed along with Japan's educational system during and after the First World War. It also describes the street toughs and professional delinquents, and introduces the concept of the modern girl or moga.

Keywords: young workers; educational system; street toughs; professional delinquents; modern girl; work and play

Chapter.  13794 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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