Contemporary Japanese Society: Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality (Hardback)
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Contemporary Japanese Society: Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality (Hardback)

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Hardback 308 Pages / Published: 26/02/2003
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Feminism in Modern Japan is an original and path-breaking book which traces the history of feminist thought and women's activism in Japan from the late nineteenth century to the present. The author offers a fascinating account of those who struck out against convention in the dissemination of ideas which challenged accepted notions of thinking about women, men and society generally. Feminist activism took diverse forms as women questioned their roles as subjects of the Emperor, or explored the limits of citizenship under the more liberal post-war constitution. The story is brought to life through translated extracts of the writings of Japanese feminists. This cogent, carefully documented analysis will be welcomed by students from a range of disciplines including those working on gender studies and feminist history, where nothing comparable is currently available.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521820189
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Her insights into feminine perspectives coupled with a solid theoretical approach demonstrate that a book of this nature can be original ... Carefully researched, with an easy-to-access index and glossary, this is a welcome reference source for both experts and students.' Monumenta Nipponica
"Mackie's path-breaking book takes feminist research to a new level...[A] highly useful resource. Altogether, it is a must-read for students of gender studies and for anyone dealing with modern Japan's intellectual history." Andrea Germer, Pacific Affairs
"...a tour de force on this subject matter." American Journal of Sociology
"Mackie's path-breaking book takes feminist research to a new level...paradigm setting...a must-read for students of gender studies and for anyone dealing with modern Japan's intellectual history." Pacific Affairs
"Finally--a comprehensive account of the origination and implementation of feminism in Japan! Mackie meticulously uncovers the various females who led sociopolitical movements and their sometimes conflicting causes from the last quarter of the 19th century to the present. An invaluable contribution to the corpus of texts documenting femininist life internationally. Highly recommended." Choice
"This book is rich in details, well documented, and highly readable." Karen Lee Callahan, Journal of Asian History
"This impressively researched volume...takes up the origins and guises of feminism in Japan between 1870 and the present. From primary sources and the work of post-World War II Japanese feminists and historians, Mackie traces the contours of Japanese feminism's prewar and postwar manifestations." H-Net, Scott North, School of Human Sciences, Osaka University

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