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Rethinking Japanese feminisms

Author: Julia C Bullock; Ayako Kano; James Welker
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2018]
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Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies and approaches from anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, media studies, and sociology, each chapter presents the results of research based on some combination of original archival  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia C Bullock; Ayako Kano; James Welker
ISBN: 9780824866693 082486669X 9780824866709 0824866703
OCLC Number: 1117646423
Description: viii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Julia C. Bullock, Ayako Kano, and James Welker Part I. Rethinking activism and activists --
Women's rights as proletarian rights : Yamakawa Kikue, suffrage, and the "dawn of liberation" / Elyssa Faison --
From "motherhood in the interest of the state" to motherhood in the interest of mothers : rethinking the First Mothers' Congress / Hillary Maxson --
From women's liberation to lesbian feminism in Japan : rezubian feminizumu within and beyond the ūman ribu movement in the 1970s and 1980s / James Welker --
The mainstreaming of feminism and the politics of backlash in twenty-first-century Japan / Tomomi Yamaguchi Part II. Rethinking education and employment --
Coeducation in the age of "good wife, wise mother" : Koizumi Ikuko's quest for "equality of opportunity" / Julia C. Bullock --
Flower empowerment : rethinking Japan's traditional arts as women's labor / Nancy Stalker --
Liberating work in the tourist industry / Chris McMorran Part III. Rethinking literature and the arts --
Seeing double : the feminism of ambiguity in the art of Takabatake Kashō / Leslie Winston --
Feminist acts of reading : Ariyoshi Sawako, Sono Ayako, and the lived experience of women in Japan / Barbara Hartley --
Dangerous women and dangerous stories : gendered narration in Kirino Natsuo's Grotesque and Real world / Kathryn Hemmann Part IV. Rethinking boundaries --
Yamakawa Kikue and Edward Carpenter : translation, affiliation, and queer internationalism / Sarah Frederick --
Rethinking Japanese feminism and the lessons of ūman ribu : toward a praxis of critical transnational feminism / Setsu Shigematsu --
Toward postcolonial feminist subjectivity : Korean women's redress movement for "comfort women" / Akwi Seo --
Takemura Kazuko : on friendship and the queering of American and Japanese studies / J. Keith Vincent Conclusion : on rethinking Japanese feminisms / Ayako Kano
Responsibility: edited by Julia C. Bullock, Ayako Kano, and James Welker


Offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on a range of methodologies, each chapter presents  Read more...


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