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The Happy Youth of a Desperate Country

The Happy Youth of a Desperate Country

The Disconnect between Japan's Malaise and Its Millennials

Furuichi Noritoshi
Translated by Raj Mahtani

Social Sciences

¥3,600

Published by JPIC | Hardcover | ISBN 978-4-916055-83-5 | 294 pages | 220mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2017

About the Book

Young people in present-day Japan, a socially-polarized society, have been reportedly "unhappy." According to statistics, however, 80 percent of them are currently "satisfied" with life. By drawing attention to this very fact, The Happy Youth of a Desperate Country, a magnum opus by acclaimed sociologist Noritoshi Furuichi, has revolutionized the discourse on youth theory in Japan. Containing more than six hundred footnotes, this work offers a probing examination of the portrait of "young people" and serves as the definitive edition for anyone seeking to attain a wide-ranging grasp of Japan and its "young people," from a defining voice of their generation.

About the Author

FURUICHI Noritoshi

Noritoshi Furuichi was born in 1985 in Tokyo. He is a sociologist and a senior researcher at the Keio Research Institute at Shonan Fujisawa Campus. While still enrolled at The University of Tokyo, where he was as studying in a Ph.D. program, he drew much attention with the publication of Zetsubō no kuni no kōfuku na wakamono-tachi (The Happy Youth of a Desperate Country; Kodansha, 2011). A recipient of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Ikushi Prize, he is also active in a wide variety of fields, including TV shows, in which he makes a ppearances as an emcee and commentator; in the field of publishing; and in politics as a member of a committee of experts at governmental conferences.

内容紹介

格差社会のもと、その「不幸」が報じられていた若者たち。しかし、統計によれば8割の若者が現在の生活に「満足」している!

その指摘で若者論を一新した古市憲寿の代表作に、新たに約200の脚注を追加。26歳の古市憲寿が描いた「若者」像を、30歳になった著者自身が「答え合わせ」。さらに未来のために各章に追記を加えた、この国と「若者」のすべてがわかる決定版!

著者紹介

古市憲寿

1985年東京都生まれ。東京大学大学院博士課程在籍。慶應義塾大学SFC研究所訪問研究員(上席)。株式会社ぽえち代表取締役。専攻は社会学。

若者の生態を的確に描出し、クールに擁護した著書『絶望の国の幸福な若者たち』(講談社)で注目される。大学院で若年起業家についての研究を進めるかたわら、マーケティングやIT戦略立案、執筆活動、メディア出演など、精力的に活動する。著書に、『誰も戦争を教えられない』(講談社+α文庫)、『保育園義務教育化』(小学館)、『だから日本はズレている』(新潮新書)、『希望難民ご一行様』(光文社新書)などがある。

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Original Japanese Version / 原書情報

絶望の国の幸福な若者たち

絶望の国の幸福な若者たち

古市 憲寿 著

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