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- DescriptionIn contemporary Japan there is much ambivalence about women's roles, and the term feminism is t widely recognised or considered relevant. Nonetheless, as this book shows, there is a flourishing feminist movement in contemporary Japan. The book investigates the features and effects of feminism in contemporary Japan, in n-government (NGO) women's groups, government-run women's centres and the individual activities of feminists Haruka Yoko and Kitahara Miri. Based on two years of fieldwork conducted in Japan and drawing on extensive interviews and ethgraphic data, it argues that the work of individual activists and women's organisations in Japan promotes real and potential change to gender roles and expectations among Japanese women. It explores the ways that feminism is created, promoted and limited among Japanese women, and advocates a broader construction of what the feminist movement is understood to be and a rethinking of the boundaries of feminist identification. It also addresses the impact of legislation, government bureaucracy, literature and the internet as avenues of feminist development, and details the ways which these promote agency - the ability to act - among Japanese women.
- Author BiographyLaura Dales is a Lecturer in Japanese and International Studies at the University of South Australia.
- Author(s)Laura Dales
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication11/04/2011
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note4 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings
- Weight272 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine9 mm
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