Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945

By: Bernstein, Gail Lee

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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: Bernstein, Gail Lee

Categories: History, General, Asia, Japan, Women's Studies,

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 0520070178

ISBN Number 13: 9780520070172

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 134913

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 340 pages.