Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945

By: Bernstein, Gail Lee (edited by)

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In 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.

Title: Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945

Author Name: Bernstein, Gail Lee (edited by)

Categories: History, Asia, Women's Literature, Feminism,

Publisher: Univ of California Pr: 1991

ISBN Number: 0520070178

ISBN Number 13: 9780520070172

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 020934

Description: "In thirteen wide-ranging essays, scholars and students of Asian and women's studies will find a vivid exploration of how female roles and feminine identify have evolved over 350 years, from the Sokugawa era to the end of World War II."

Keywords: History, Women's Studies, Asian Studies,