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Women in the language and society of Japan : the linguistic roots of bias

Author: Naoko Takemaru
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This sociolinguistic critique examines the representation of women in traditional Japanese language and culture. Derogatory and highly-sexualized terms are placed in historical context, and the progress of non-sexist language reform is reviewed. Central to this work are the voices of Japanese women who took part in a survey, expressing their thoughts and concerns regarding gender representations"--Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Surveys
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Takemaru, Naoko, 1964-
Women in the language and society of Japan.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2010
(DLC) 2010002125
(OCoLC)476156822
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naoko Takemaru
ISBN: 9780786456109 0786456108
OCLC Number: 615600422
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
Contents: Part 1. Representation of women in Japanese society --
Status and roles of women in Japan --
Family and marriage in Japan --
Women and education in Japan --
Women in the Japanese workplace --
Feminism in Japan --
Part 2. Representation of women in the Japanese language --
Survey: Voices from Japanese women --
Women and the Japanese language : the present and the future --
Appendix A: Demographic information about the survey participants --
Appendix B: Japanese words and phrases listed by the survey participants.
Responsibility: Naoko Takemaru.

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Feminist critics have long considered language a primary vehicle for the transmission of sexist values in a culture. This title examines the representation of women in traditional Japanese language  Read more...

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