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Re-Imaging Japanese Women

Anne E. Imamura (Editor)

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Paperback, 397 pages
ISBN: 9780520202634
July 1996
$36.95, £27.95
Re-Imaging Japanese Women takes a revealing look at women whose voices have only recently begun to be heard in Japanese society: politicians, practitioners of traditional arts, writers, radicals, wives, mothers, bar hostesses, department store and blue-collar workers. This unique collection of essays gives a broad, interdisciplinary view of contemporary Japanese women while challenging readers to see the development of Japanese women's lives against the backdrop of domestic and global change.

These essays provide a "second generation" analysis of roles, issues and social change. The collection brings up to date the work begun in Gail Lee Bernstein's Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945 (California, 1991), exploring disparities between the current range of images of Japanese women and the reality behind the choices women make.
Anne Allison
Nobuko Awaya
Gail Lee Bernstein
Millie R. Creighton
Sally Ann Hastings
Margaret Lock
Susan Orpett Long
Robert J. Marra
John Mock
Barbara Lynn
Rowland Mori
Andrew A. Painter
David P. Phillips
Glenda S. Roberts
Nancy Rosenberger
Patricia G. Steinhoff
Anne E. Imamura is Chair of Asian Studies at the United States Department of State Foreign Service Institute.

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