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Gender and Japanese Society / Edition 1

Gender and Japanese Society / Edition 1

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Compiled and introduced by D. P. Martinez, the editor of an acclaimed four-volume anthology on Modern Japanese Culture and Society (Routledge, 2007) (978-0-415-41609-2), this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series, is a collection of classic and the very best cutting-edge scholarship on themes and issues around gender in historical and contemporary Japan.

Fully indexed and with a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editor, which carefully situates the collected material in its intellectual context, Gender and Japanese Society is an essential reference work. It is destined to be welcomed by scholars and students as a vital research resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415507042
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies
Pages: 1600
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 4.90(d)

Table of Contents

Volume I: Pre-modern Japan

Part 1: Introduction

1. Joy Paulson, ‘Evolution of the Feminine Ideal’, in Joyce Lebra, Joy Paulson and Elizabeth Powers (eds.), Women in Changing Japan (Stanford University Press, 1976), pp. 1–23.

2. Mark J. McLelland, ‘Homosexuality in Japanese History’, Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan (Curzon, 2000), pp. 20–41.

Part 2: In the Beginning …

3. Tsunoda Ryusaku, Wm. Theodore de Bary, and Donald Keene (eds.), ‘Accounts of the Eastern Barbarians’; ‘The Divine Creation of the Imperial Ancestors’; ‘The August Declaration of the Division of the August Male Children and the August Female Children’; ‘Descent of the Divine Grandson with the Three Imperial Regalia’; and ‘His Marriage with the Daughter of the Great Mountain Deity’, Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 1 (Columbia University Press, 1964), pp. 4–7, 15–17.

4. Helen Hardacre, ‘The Shaman and her Transformations: The Construction of Gender in Motifs of Religious Action’, in Wakita Haruko, Anne Bouchy, and Ueno Chizuko (eds.), Gender and Japanese History, Vol. 1 (Osaka University Press, 1999), pp. 86–119.

5. Allan G. Grapard, ‘Of Emperors and Foxy Ladies’, Cahiers d’Extrême Asie, 2002, 27, 127–49.

Part 3: Medieval Japan

6. Joyce Ackroyd, ‘Women in Feudal Japan’, The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, 1959, 3, 7, 31–68.

7. Tonomura Hitoni, ‘Black Hair and Red Trousers: Gendering the Flesh in Medieval Japan’, The American Historical Review, 1994, 99, 1, 129–54.

8. Ivan Morris (trans. and ed.), The Pillow Book of Sei Shônagon, chs. 12–15 (Penguin, 1967), pp. 39–51.

9. Wakita Haruko ‘The Lifecycle of Housewife, Townswoman, Nun and Itinerant’, Women in Medieval Japan, trans. Alison Tokita (Monash University Press, 2006), pp. 125–62.

10. Kurushima Noriko, ‘Marriage and Female Inheritance in Medieval Japan’, International Journal of Asian Studies, 2004, 1, 2, 223–45.

11. Tabata Yasuko, ‘Female Attendants and Wives of the Warrior Class’ (trans. Christina Laffin), in Wakita Haruko, Anne Bouchy, and Ueno Chizuko (eds.), Gender and Japanese History, Vol. 2 (Osaka University Press, 1999), pp. 311–47.

12. Lesley Downer, ‘Drum-Bearers, Tea Brewing Women and Dancing Girls’, Geisha (Headline, 2000), pp. 80–100.

13. Mikael S. Adolphson, ‘Social Change and Contained Transformations: Warriors and Merchants in Japan, 1000–1300’, Medieval Encounters, 2004, 10, 1–3, 309–27.

14. G. Cameron Hurst, ‘The Warrior as Ideal for New Age’, in Jeffery P. Mass (ed.), The Origins of Japan’s Medieval World (Stanford University Press, 1997), pp. 209–33.

15. Ikegami Eiko ‘The Rite of Honourable Death: Warfare and the Samurai Sensibility’, The Taming of the Samurai (Harvard University Press, 1997), pp. 95–117.

16. Amy Stanley, ‘Adultery, Punishment, and Reconciliation in Tokugawa Japan’, Journal of Japanese Studies, 2007, 33, 2, 309–35.

17. Laura L. Cornell, ‘Peasant Women and Divorce in Pre-Industrial Japan’, Signs, 1990, 15, 4, 710–32.

18. Shigekazu Morikuri, ‘Karayuki-san and Shingintori: Prostitution and the Industrial Economy in Amakusa at the End of the Edo Period’ (trans. Llewelyn Hughes), in Wakita Haruko, Anne Bouchy, and Ueno Chizuko (eds.), Gender and Japanese History, Vol. 1 (Osaka University Press, 1999), pp. 326–43.

Volume II: From Meiji to 1945

Part 4: Overview

19. David R. Ambaras, ‘Social Knowledge, Cultural Capital and the New Middle Class in Japan, 1895–12’, Journal of Japanese Studies, 1998, 24, 1, 1–33.

20. Sharon H. Nolte and Sally Ann Hastings, ‘The Meiji State’s Policy Toward Women, 1890–1910’, in Gail Lee Bernstein (ed.), Recreating Japanese Women, 1600–1945 (University of California Press, 1991), pp. 151–74.

21. Elise K. Tipton, ‘Birth Control and the Population Problem in Prewar and Wartime Japan’, Japanese Studies, 2007, 14, 1, 54–64.

22. Jason G. Karlin, ‘The Gender of Nationalism: Competing Masculinities in Meiji Japan’, Journal of Japanese Studies, 2002, 28, 1, 41–77.

23. Anne Walthall, ‘Do Guns have Gender? Technology and Status in Early Modern Japan’, in Sabine Frühstück and Anne Walthall (eds.), Recreating Japanese Men (University of California Press, 2011), pp. 25–47.

Part 5: Glimpses of Pre-War Life

24. Iwaya Saori, ‘Work and Life at a Coal Mine: The Life History of a Woman Miner’ (trans. Mimura Mitsuhiro), in Wakita Haruko, Anne Bouchy, and Ueno Chizuko (eds.), Gender and Japanese History, Vol. 2 (Osaka University Press, 1999), pp. 412–48.

25. Kiyoko Segawa, ‘Menstrual Taboos Imposed Upon Women’ in Richard M. Dorson (ed.), Studies in Japanese Folklore (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1963), pp. 239-250.

26. Miyamoto Ken, ‘Itô Noe and the Bluestockings’, Japan Interpreter, 1975, 10, 2, 190–204.

27. Tamanoi Mariko Asano, ‘Songs as Weapons: The Culture and History of Komori (Nursemaids) in Modern Japan’, Journal of Asian Studies, 1991, 50, 4, 793–817.

28. Miriam Silverberg, ‘The Café Waitress Serving Modern Japan’, in Stephen Vlastos (ed.), Mirror of Modernity (University of California Press, 1998), pp. 208–28.

29. Kathleen Uno, ‘One Day at a Time: Work and Domestic Activities of Urban Lower Class Women in Early Twentieth-Century Japan’, in Janet Hunter (ed.), Japanese Women Working (Routledge, 1993), pp. 37–68.

30. Abe Ikuo, ‘Muscular Christianity in Japan: The Growth of a Hybrid’, International Journal of the History of Sport, 2006, 23, 5, 714–38.

Part 6: War

31. E. Herbert Norman, ‘Soldier and Peasant in Japan: The Origins of Conscription’, Pacific Affairs, 1943, 16, 1, 47–64.

32. Sandra Wilson, ‘Family or State? Nation, War and Gender in Japan, 1937–45’, Critical Asian Studies, 2006, 38, 2, 209–38.

33. Thomas Havens, ‘Women and War in Japan, 1937–1945’, American Historical Review, 1975, 80, 4, 913–34.

34. Koikari Mire, ‘Rethinking Gender and Power in the US Occupation of Japan, 1945–1952’, Gender & History, 1999, 11, 2, 313–35.

35. Tsurumi Kazuko, ‘The Impact of War on Women’, Social Change and the Individual (Princeton University Press, 1970), pp. 248–303.

36. Sandra Wilson, ‘War, Soldier and Nation in 1950s Japan’, International Journal of Asia Studies, 2008, 5, 2, 187–218.

Volume III: Post war and into the new century

Part 7: Introduction

37. Walter Edwards, ‘Gender, Person, Society’, Modern Japan Through its Weddings (Stanford University Press, 1989), pp. 114–34.

38. Robert Smith, ‘Gender Inequality in Contemporary Japan’, Journal of Japanese Studies, 1987, 13, 1, 1–25.

39. Robin LeBlanc, ‘The Politics of Gender in Japan’, in Theodore and Victoria Bestor and Akiko Yamaga (eds.), Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society (Routledge, 2011), pp. 116–28.

Part 8: Lives

40. Suzanne H. Vogel, ‘Professional Housewife: The Career of Urban Middle Class Japanese Women’, Japan Interpreter, 1978, 12, 1, 16–43.

41. Glenda S. Roberts, ‘Balancing Work and Life: Whose Work? Whose Life? Whose Balance?’, in Gil Latz and Koide Izumi (eds.), Challenges for Japan (International House of Japan, 2003), pp. 75–109.

42. Otsubo Sumiko, ‘Women Scientists and Gender Ideology’, in Jennifer Robertson (ed.), A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan (Blackwell Publishing, 2005), pp. 467–81.

43. John Mock, ‘Mother or Mama: The Political Economy of Bar Hostesses in Sapporo’, in Anne E. Imamura (ed.), Re-imaging Japanese Women (University of California Press, 1996), pp. 177–91.

44. Lynne Nakano and Moeko Wagatsuma, ‘Mothers and their Unmarried Daughters: An Intimate Look at Generational Change’, in Gordon Mathews and Bruce White (eds.), Japan’s Changing Generations (Routledge, 2004), pp. 137–54.

45. Nicola Piper, ‘International Marriage in Japan: "Race" and "Gender" Perspectives’, Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 1997, 4, 3, 321–38.

46. Saito Fumie, ‘Women and the 2011 East Japan Disaster’, Gender & Development, 2012, 20, 2, 265–76.

Part 9: The Results of Change

47. Ito Peng, ‘Social Care in Crisis, Gender, Demography, and Welfare State Restructuring in Japan’, Social Politics, 2002, 9, 3, 411–43.

48. Kazama Takashi and Kazuya Kawaguchi, ‘HIV Risk and the (Im)permeability of the Male Body: Representations and Realties of Gay Men in Japan’, in James E. Roberson and Nobue Suzuki (eds.), Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan (Routledge, 2003), pp. 180–97.

49. Nishioka Hachiro, ‘Men’s Domestic Role and the Gender System: Determinants of Husband’s Household Labor in Japan’, Journal of Population Problems, 1998, 9, 56–71.

50. Takeyama Akiko, ‘Commodified Romance in a Tokyo Host Club’, in Mark McLelland and Romit Dasgupta (eds.), Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan (Routledge, 2005), pp. 200–15.

51. Taga Futoshi, ‘Rethinking Japanese Masculinities: Recent Trends’, in Mark McLelland and Romit Dasgupta (eds.), Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan (Routledge, 2005), pp. 153–67.

Volume IV: Gender, the mass media and popular culture

Part 10: Representing and Historicizing Gender

52. Caroline Bainbridge and Candida Yates ‘Cinematic Symptoms of Masculinity in Transition: Memory, History and Mythology in Contemporary Film’, Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 2005, 10, 299–318.

53. Noriko T. Reider, ‘Yamauba: Representation of the Japanese Mountain Witch in the Muromachi and Edo Periods’, International Journal of Asian Studies, 2005, 2, 2, 239–64.

54. Maki Morinaga, ‘The Gender of Onnagata as the Imitating Imitated: Its Historicity, Performativity, and Involvement in the Circulation of Femininity’, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, 2002, 10, 2, 245–84.

55. D. P. Martinez, ‘Seven Samurai and Sex Women: Kurosawa Akira’s Seven Samurai (1954), in Alastair Philips and Julian Stringer (eds.), Japanese Cinema, Texts and Contexts (Routledge, 2007), pp. 112–23.

56. Charles Shirô Inouye, ‘Yamada Yôji, and the Kinder, Gentler Samurái: The Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade and Love and Honor’, Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, 2009, 1, 2, 157–65.

57. Isolde Standish, ‘The Jidaigeki Television Series: Myth, Iteration and the Domestication of the Samurai Hero’, Japan Forum, 2011, 23, 3, 431–40.

58. Paul G. Schalow, ‘Theorizing Sex/Gender in Early Modern Japan: Kitamura Kigin’s Maidenflowers and Wild Azaleas’, Japanese Studies, 1998, 18, 3, 247–56.

59. William B. Hauser, ‘Women and War: The Japanese Film Image’, in Gail Lee Bernstein (ed.), Recreating Japanese Women, 1600–1945 (University of California Press, 1992), pp. 296–313.

Part 11: Contemporary Media

60. Jennifer Robertson, ‘The Politics of Androgyny in Japan: Gender and Subversion in the Theater and Beyond’, American Ethnologist, 1992, 19, 3, 419–42.

61. Nakamura Karen and Hisako Matsuo, ‘Female Masculinity and Fantasy Spaces: Transcending Genders in the Takarazuka Theatre and Japanese Popular Culture’, in James Roberson and Nobue Suzuki (eds.), Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan: Dislocating the Salaryman Doxa (Routledge, 2003), pp. 59–76.

62. Susan Napier, ‘Vampires, Psychic Girls, Flying Women and Sailor Scouts: Four Faces of the Young Female in Japanese Popular Culture’, in D. P. Martinez (ed.), The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 91–109.

63. Patrick W.Galbraith, ‘Fujoshi: Fantasy Play and Transgressive Intimacy among "Rotten Girls" in Contemporary Japan’, Signs, 2011, 37, 1, 211-232

64. Ian Condry, ‘B-Boys and B-Girls: Rap Fandom and Consumer Culture in Japan’, in William W. Kelly (ed.), Fanning the Flames (SUNY, 2004), pp. 17–39.

65. Laura Miller, ‘Those Naughty Teenage Girls: Kogals, Slang, and Media Assessments’, Linguistic Anthropology, 2004, 14, 2, 225–47.

66. Iida Yumiko, ‘Beyond the "Feminisation" of Culture and Masculinity: The Crisis of Masculinity and Possibilities of the "Feminine" in Contemporary Japanese Youth Culture’, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 2005, 6, 1, 56–74.

67. James Welker, ‘Beautiful, Borrowed, and Bent: "Boys’ Love" as Girls’ Love in Shôjo Manga’, Signs, 2006, 31, 3, 841–70.

68. Wolfram Manzenreiter, ‘Football in the Reconstruction of the Gender Order in Japan’, Soccer & Society, 2008, 9, 2, 244–58.

69. David H. Slater and Patrick W. Galbraith, ‘Re-narrating Social Class and Masculinity in Neoliberal Japan: An Examination of the Media Coverage of the "Akihabara Incident" of 2008’, Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies (2011).

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