The Material Child (Paperback)

Coming of Age in Japan and America

By Merry White

University of California Press, 9780520089402, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 1994

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As she describes the youth culture of Japan, Merry White draws comparisons with the interests and activities pursued by teenagers in the United States and the contrasting attitudes of adults in Japan and the U.S. towards adolescence. The result is both engrossing and enlightening.

About the Author

Merry White is Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University and research associate at the Reischauer Institute, Harvard. She is the author of The Japanese Educational Challenge: A Commitment to Children (1987).