Gender Nation And State In Modern Japan

Author: Andrea Germer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317667158
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Gender Nation And State In Modern Japan from the Author: Andrea Germer. Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state from the late nineteenth century to the present. References to gender relations are deeply embedded in the historical concepts of nation and nationalism, and in the related symbols, metaphors and arguments. Moreover, the development of the binary opposition between masculinity and femininity and the development of the modern nation-state are processes which occurred simultaneously. They were the product of a shift from a stratified, hereditary class society to a functionally-differentiated social body. This volume includes the work of an international group of scholars from Japan, the United States, Australia and Germany, which in many cases appears in English for the first time. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the formation of the modern Japanese nation–state, including comparative perspectives from research on the formation of the modern nation–state in Europe, thus bringing research on Japan into a transnational dialogue. This volume will be of interest in the fields of modern Japanese history, gender studies, political science and comparative studies of nationalism.

Gender And Nation In Meiji Japan

Author: Jason G. Karlin
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824838263
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Gender And Nation In Meiji Japan from the Author: Jason G. Karlin. This is a historical analysis of the discourses of nostalgia in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japan.

Feminism In Modern Japan

Author: Vera Mackie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521527194
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Feminism In Modern Japan from the Author: Vera Mackie. A pathbreaking book tracing the history of feminist thought and women's activism in Japan.

Gender And Law In The Japanese Imperium

Author: Susan L. Burns
ISBN: 9780824837150
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Gender And Law In The Japanese Imperium from the Author: Susan L. Burns. Beginning in the 19th century, law as practice, discourse and ideology became a powerful means of reordering gender relations in modern nation-states and their colonies around the world. This volume puts developments in Japan and its empire in dialogue with this global phenomenon.

Splendid Monarchy

Author: Takashi Fujitani
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520920989
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Splendid Monarchy from the Author: Takashi Fujitani. Using ceremonials such as imperial weddings and funerals as models, T. Fujitani illustrates what visual symbols and rituals reveal about monarchy, nationalism, city planning, discipline, gender, memory, and modernity. Focusing on the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Fujitani brings recent methods of cultural history to a study of modern Japanese nationalism for the first time.


Author: Jennifer Robertson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520920125
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Takarazuka from the Author: Jennifer Robertson. The all-female Takarazuka Revue is world-famous today for its rococo musical productions, including gender-bending love stories, torridly romantic liaisons in foreign settings, and fanatically devoted fans. But that is only a small part of its complicated and complicit performance history. In this sophisticated and historically grounded analysis, anthropologist Jennifer Robertson draws from over a decade of fieldwork and archival research to explore how the Revue illuminates discourses of sexual politics, nationalism, imperialism, and popular culture in twentieth-century Japan. The Revue was founded in 1913 as a novel counterpart to the all-male Kabuki theater. Tracing the contradictory meanings of Takarazuka productions over time, with special attention to the World War II period, Robertson illuminates the intricate web of relationships among managers, directors, actors, fans, and social critics, whose clashes and compromises textured the theater and the wider society in colorful and complex ways. Using Takarazuka as a key to understanding the "logic" of everyday life in Japan and placing the Revue squarely in its own social, historical, and cultural context, she challenges both the stereotypes of "the Japanese" and the Eurocentric notions of gender performance and sexuality.

Re Reading The Salaryman In Japan

Author: Romit Dasgupta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415683289
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Re Reading The Salaryman In Japan from the Author: Romit Dasgupta. In Japan, the figure of the suited, white-collar office worker or business executive 'salaryman' (or, sarariiman), came to be associated with Japan's economic transformation following World War Two. The ubiquitous salaryman came to signify both Japanese masculinity, and Japanese corporate culture, and in this sense, the salaryman embodied 'the archetypal citizen'. This book uses the figure of the salaryman to explore masculinity in Japan by examining the salaryman as a gendered construct. Whilst there is a considerable body of literature on Japanese corporate culture and a growing acknowledgement of the role of gender, until now the focus has been almost exclusively on women in the workplace. In contrast, this book is one of the first to focus on the men within Japanese corporate culture through a gendered lens. Not only does this add to the emerging literature on masculinity in Japan, but given the important role Japanese corporate culture has played in Japan's emergence as an industrial power, Romit Dasgupta's research offers a new way of looking both at Japanese business culture, and more generally at important changes in Japanese society in recent years. Based on intensive interviews carried out with young male private sector employees in Japan, this book makes an important contribution to the study of masculinity and Japanese corporate culture, in addition to providing an insight into Japanese culture more generally. As such it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese studies, Japanese society and gender studies.

Re Inventing Japan

Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765600813
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Re Inventing Japan from the Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki. An intellectual tour de force, Re-Inventing Japan is a major effort to rethink the contours of Japanese history, culture, and nationally.

Building A Modern Japan

Author: Morris Low
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403968326
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Building A Modern Japan from the Author: Morris Low. In the late nineteenth century, the Japanese embarked on a program of westernization in the hope of building a strong and modern nation. Science, technology and medicine played an important part, showing European nations that Japan was a world power worthy of respect. But how well-organized was the state and how close were government-business relations? The book seeks to answer these questions and others.

Managing Women

Author: Elyssa Faison
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520934180
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Managing Women from the Author: Elyssa Faison. At the turn of the twentieth century, Japan embarked on a mission to modernize its society and industry. For the first time, young Japanese women were persuaded to leave their families and enter the factory. Managing Women focuses on Japan's interwar textile industry, examining how factory managers, social reformers, and the state created visions of a specifically Japanese femininity. Faison finds that female factory workers were constructed as "women" rather than as "workers" and that this womanly ideal was used to develop labor-management practices, inculcate moral and civic values, and develop a strategy for containing union activities and strikes. In an integrated analysis of gender ideology and ideologies of nationalism and ethnicity, Faison shows how this discourse on women's wage work both produced and reflected anxieties about women's social roles in modern Japan.