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Rising Suns, Rising Daughters: Gender, Class and Power in Japan

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Publisher Comments:

Surprisingly little is known in the West about Japanese women. Exploring themes of gender and class, this book traces the changing position of women through history and into the present. Repudiating the cliché of the submissive Japanese woman, the authors show women as active agents in both family and public life. The women's liberation movement of recent years resonates with echoes of struggle and resistance from earlier times. The broader movements of history and culture are brought into focus within the experiences of individual women.

Book News Annotation:

Liddle (women and gender studies, U. of Warwick) and Nakajima, retired from the National Personnel Authority, trace the changing position of Japanese women through significant moments of history from before western intrusion into the contemporary period. Drawing on detailed interviews conducted over two decades, they repudiate the common view of submissive women, and show how women have been active agents in constructing new identities in both family and public life, and how women and gender relations are used as a resource in the struggle for power between nations. Distributed in the US by Palgrave.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Joanne Liddle is at the University of Warwick. Sachiko Nakajimo was formerly with the National Personnel Authority.

Table of Contents

Women and the Global Political Economy * The Women's Movement * Japan Enters Global Politics * Women and the Subordination of Japan * Building a New Japan: Good Wives, Wise Mothers * Building a New Japan: Working Women * Gender, Class and Power before the ERN Intrusions * The Bases of Power * Women and Class * The Rise of Military Class * Civil War * Women's Position and Social Class * Yearning for the Sky and the Stars * The New Woman * Militarist Expansionism * Defeat of the Militarist Project * The American Occupation * Gender, Class and Power * Class and the Reproduction of Power * Employment as a Field of Power * Education as a Field of Power * The Family as a Field of Power * Becoming a Professional Woman in Japan * Gendered Class Identities * Discourses of Gendered Class Identity * Regulatory Social Practices * Contradictions of Middle-Class Femininity * Becoming a Professional Woman * Changing Subjectivities * Changing Social Practice * Changing Subjectivities * Women in the New Heisei Era
Women and the Global Political Economy * The Women's Movement * Japan Enters Global Politics * Women and the Subordination of Japan * Building a New Japan: Good Wives, Wise Mothers * Building a New Japan: Working Women * Gender, Class and Power before the ERN Intrusions * The Bases of Power * Women and Class * The Rise of Military Class * Civil War * Women's Position and Social Class * Yearning for the Sky and the Stars * The New Woman * Militarist Expansionism * Defeat of the Militarist Project * The American Occupation * Gender, Class and Power * Class and the Reproduction of Power * Employment as a Field of Power * Education as a Field of Power * The Family as a Field of Power * Becoming a Professional Woman in Japan * Gendered Class Identities * Discourses of Gendered Class Identity * Regulatory Social Practices * Contradictions of Middle-Class Femininity * Becoming a Professional Woman * Changing Subjectivities * Changing Social Practice * Changing Subjectivities * Women in the New Heisei Era

Product Details

ISBN:
9781856498784
Subtitle:
Gender, Class and Power in Japan
Author:
Liddle, Joanna
Author:
Nakajimo, Sachiko
Publisher:
Zed Books
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Feminism
Publication Date:
20010307
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.80x6.00x1.13 in. 1.03 lbs.

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