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Constructing sexual risk: ‘Chikan’,collapsing male authority and the emergence of women-only train carriages in Japan

Horii, Mitsutoshi, Burgess, Adam (2012) Constructing sexual risk: ‘Chikan’,collapsing male authority and the emergence of women-only train carriages in Japan. Health, Risk & Society, 14 (1). pp. 41-55. ISSN 1369-8575. (doi:10.1080/13698575.2011.641523) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Women-only train carriages have been introduced in Japan as a response to

completed a survey at a variety of locations in central Tokyo, mainly at the

interviews conducted mainly by young female interviewers. The numbers involved

principally interested in further refining ideas and hypotheses for further

social trends. This article starts by considering a particular cultural context in

carriages and this official antigroping measure which has been widely accepted.

train carriages, using surveys carried out in Tokyo. It concludes by considering

focus understood in the context of the collapse of the ideological power of the

miracle. Women’s use and support for women-only train carriages is not solely

symbolic rejection of a particular type of masculinity, rather than the physical

separation from a risk of being groped.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13698575.2011.641523
Uncontrolled keywords: chikan; groping; women-only; Japan; risk
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2013 11:15 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36199 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Burgess, Adam: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9818-2620
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