Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945
Edited by Gail Lee Bernstein
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Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945 by Gail Lee Bernstein
Book DescriptionIn thirteen wide-ranging essays, scholars and students of Asian and women's studies will find a vivid exploration of how female roles and feminine identity have evolved over 350 years, from the Tokugawa era to the end of World War II. Starting from the premise that gender is not a biological given, but is socially constructed and culturally transmitted, the authors describe the forces of change in the construction of female gender and explore the gap between the ideal of womanhood and the reality of Japanese women's lives. Most of all, the contributors speak to the diversity that has characterized women's experience in Japan. This is an imaginative, pioneering work, offering an interdisciplinary approach that will encourage a reconsideration of the paradigms of women's history, hitherto rooted in the Western experience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520070172
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 9-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gail Lee Bernstein
Public Spheres, Private Lives in Modern Japan, 1600-1950, Hardback (August 2005)
The eleven chapters in this volume explore the process of carving out, in discourse and in practice, the boundaries delineating the state, the civil sphere, and the family in Japan from 1600 to 1950. One of the central themes in the volume is the demarcation of relations between the central political authorities and local communities.
Japan and the World, Hardback (June 1988)» View all books by Gail Lee Bernstein
This volume focuses on Japan over the last one hundred years. Chapters on cultural, intellectual and economic history, domestic politics and foreign relations trace the process through which Japan has been transformed from an isolated agricultural society to an economic world power and model for the other developing nations.
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Author Biography - Gail Lee Bernstein
Gail Lee Bernstein is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. She is the author of Haruko's World: A Japanese Farm Woman and Her Community (1983) and co-editor of Japan and the World, Essays on Japanese History and Politics (1988).
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