Re-imaging Japanese Women

Re-imaging Japanese Women

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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 qsecond generationq 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.In home decorating and design magazines, writers offer middle-aged women self -expression, enjoyment, and ... their own efforts (imagined as play) as they replace old Japanese styles with Western ones, laying rugs, covering furniture, andanbsp;...

Title:Re-imaging Japanese Women
Author:Anne E. Imamura
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1996-01-01


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