Departmental Bulletin Paper 「ぽっくり信仰」に潜む介護問題 : 文学作品を通して考える
Care issues lurking in Pokkuri Shiko (the belief in sudden, esay death) : contemplated through literary works

佐々木, 陽子  ,  ササキ, ヨウコ  ,  Sasaki, Yoko

34 ( 1 )  , pp.1 - 14 , 2015-07-01 , 鹿児島国際大学福祉社会学部
Pokkuri Shinko is the folk belief that a person can pass away without suffering a long illness by performing tasks like wearing blessed underwear. This study aims to utilize the power of "nursing novels" to examine the state of nursing that is avoided by Pokkuri Shinko from the perspective of gender. It has been identified that while there is a high rate of women (wives and daughters-in-law) caring for men (husbands and fathers-in-law) in real home nursing, there is the tendency in "nursing novels" to depict husbands caring for their wives with a sense of noble beauty. The epoch-making work Kokotsunohito by Sawako Ariyoshi dealt with dementia; however, it has been reported that this novel was connected with the onset of the boom in PokkuriShinko because of the significantly quoted statement, "I don't want to end up like that." This study attempts to classify 15 literary works that were published following Ariyoshi's work in patterns, utilizing the criteria of caregiver and care receiver.

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