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.

The Sage Handbook Of Modern Japanese Studies

Author: James D Babb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473908795
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The Sage Handbook Of Modern Japanese Studies from the Author: James D Babb. "A welcome addition to any reading list for those interested in contemporary Japanese society." - Roger Goodman, Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Society, University of Oxford "I know no better book for an accessible and up-to-date introduction to this complex subject than The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japan Studies." - Hiroko Takeda, Associate Professor, Organization for Global Japanese Studies, University of Tokyo "Pioneering and nuanced in analysis, yet highly accessible and engaging in style." - Yoshio Sugimoto, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies includes outstanding contributions from a diverse group of leading academics from across the globe. This volume is designed to serve as a major interdisciplinary reference work and a seminal text, both rigorous and accessible, to assist students and scholars in understanding one of the major nations of the world. James D. Babb is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University.

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.

Re Inventing Japan

Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317461150
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Re Inventing Japan from the Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki. This text rethinks the contours of Japanese history, culture and nationality. Challenging the mythology of a historically unitary, even monolithic Japan, it offers a different perspective on culture and identity in modern 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.

Vicarious Language

Author: Miyako Inoue
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520939066
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Vicarious Language from the Author: Miyako Inoue. This highly original study provides an entirely new critical perspective on the central importance of ideas about language in the reproduction of gender, class, and race divisions in modern Japan. Focusing on a phenomenon commonly called "women's language," in modern Japanese society, Miyako Inoue considers the history and social effects of this language form. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a contemporary Tokyo corporation to study the everyday linguistic experience of white-collar females office workers and on historical research from the late nineteenth century to 1930, she calls into question the claim that "women's language" is a Japanese cultural tradition of ancient origin and offers a critical geneaology showing the extent to which this language form is, in fact, a cultural construct linked with Japan's national and capitalist modernity. Her theoretically sophisticated, empirically grounded, interdisciplinary work brilliantly illuminates the relationship between culture and language, the nature of power and subject formation in modernity, and how the complex nexus of gender, language, and political economy are experienced in everyday life.

Language And Gender

Author: Penelope Eckert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521654265
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Language And Gender from the Author: Penelope Eckert. Language and Gender is a 2003 introduction to the study of the relation between gender and language use, written by two of the leading experts in the field. It covers the main topics, beginning with a clear discussion of gender and of the resources that the linguistic system offers for the construction of social meaning. The body of the book offers broad and deep coverage of the interaction between language and social life, ranging from nuances of pronunciation to conversational dynamics to the deployment of metaphor. The discussion is organized around the contributions language makes to situated social practice rather than around linguistic structures or gender analyses. At the same time, it introduces linguistic concepts in a way that is suitable for non-linguists. It is set to become the standard textbook for courses on language and gender.

Under The Shadow Of Nationalism

Author: Mariko Tamanoi
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824820046
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Under The Shadow Of Nationalism from the Author: Mariko Tamanoi. The contribution of rural women to the creation and expansion of the Japanese nation-state is undeniable. As early as the nineteenth century, the women of central Japan's Nagano prefecture in particular provided abundant and cheap labor for a number of industries, most notably the silk spinning industry. Rural women from Nagano could also be found working, from a very young age, as nursemaids, domestic servants, and farm laborers. In whatever capacity they worked, these women became the objects of scrutiny and reform in a variety of nationalist discourses--not only because of the importance of their labor to the nation, but also because of their gender and domicile (the countryside was the centerpiece of state ideology and practice before and during the war, during the Occupation, and beyond). Under the Shadow of Nationalism explores the interconnectedness of nationalism and gender in the context of modern Japan. It combines the author's long-term field research with a painstaking examination of the documents behind these discourses produced at various levels of society, from the national (government records, social reformers' reports, ethnographic data) to the local (teachers' manuals, labor activists' accounts, village newspapers). It provides a wide-ranging yet in-depth look at a key group of Japanese women as national subjects through the critical chapters of Japanese modernity and postmodernity.

Keigo In Modern Japan

Author: Patricia Jean Wetzel
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824826024
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Keigo In Modern Japan from the Author: Patricia Jean Wetzel. Wetzel argues that these functions took center stage as keigo was put to use in the service of modernization and democratization, eventually becoming a matter of "common sense." But keigo is more than a gauge of status, and a close look at the linguistic landscape of Japan makes this explicit. Demonstrating how thoroughly social and interpersonal cues find their way into the fabric of Japanese, Wetzel astutely observes that there is no linguistic place in Japan that is not keigo."--BOOK JACKET.

Dominant Narratives Of Colonial Hokkaido And Imperial Japan

Author: M. Mason
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137330880
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Dominant Narratives Of Colonial Hokkaido And Imperial Japan from the Author: M. Mason. Recasts the commonly dismissed colonial project pursued in Hokkaido during the Meiji era (1868-1912) as a major force in the production of modern Japan's national identity, imperial ideology, and empire.