Telling Lives: Women's Self-Writing in Modern Japan / Edition 1

Telling Lives: Women's Self-Writing in Modern Japan / Edition 1

by Ronald P. Loftus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0824828348

ISBN-13: 9780824828349

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Loftus (Japanese, Willamette University) presents the autobiographical writing of five Japanese women who came of age during the decades leading up to WWII. The women describe their experiences in the women's movement, labor activism, the arts, and politics. Their narratives illustrates the importance of gender in Japan's historical development. Each narrative is

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Loftus (Japanese, Willamette University) presents the autobiographical writing of five Japanese women who came of age during the decades leading up to WWII. The women describe their experiences in the women's movement, labor activism, the arts, and politics. Their narratives illustrates the importance of gender in Japan's historical development. Each narrative is interspersed with notes and comments by Loftus, and overall introductory and concluding essays are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824828349
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1.Producing Writing Subjects: Women in the Interwar Years15
2.Politics Rooted in Everyday Life: Oku Mumeo's Fires Burning Brightly (Nobi aka aka to)32
3.Changing Consciousness: Takai Toshio's My Own Sad History of Female Textile Workers (Watashi no joko aishi)82
4.Her Mother's Voice: Nishi Kiyoko's Reminiscences (Tsuioku)132
5.Re-presenting the Self: Sata Ineko's Between the Lines of My Personal Chronology (Nen'pu no gyokan)185
6.Resisting Authority: Fukunaga Misao's Recollections of a Female Communist (Aru onna kyosanshugisha no kaiso)229
7.Conclusion270
Notes277
Bibliography295
Index305

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