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By Yuko Ogasawara

In huge organisations in Japan, a lot of the clerical paintings is conducted by means of younger ladies often called "office girls" (OLs) or "flowers of the workplace." principally anonymous, OLs serve tea to the lads and kind and dossier their experiences. they're exempt from the conventional lifetime employment and feature few possibilities for merchandising. during this enticing ethnography, Yuko Ogasawara exposes the ways in which those girls face up to men's energy, and why the boys, regardless of their unique command of authority, usually topic themselves to the women's keep watch over. Ogasawara, a jap sociologist proficient within the usa, skillfully mines perceptive participant-observation analyses and various interviews to stipulate the tensions and humiliations of OL paintings. She information the delicate and not-so-subtle ways in which OLs who're pissed off via demeaning, dead-end jobs thwart their managers and subvert the ability constitution to their virtue. utilizing gossip, outright paintings refusal, and public gift-giving as manipulative innovations, they could finally make or holiday the careers of the lads. This intimate and soaking up research illustrates how the relationships among ladies and paintings, and girls and males, are way more advanced than the former literature has shown.

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