Steel Butterflies: Japanese Women and the American Experience

Steel Butterflies: Japanese Women and the American Experience

by Nancy Brown Diggs
     
 

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Steel Butterflies: Japanese Women and the American Experience examines the role of women in Japan as compared to the United States, approaching the subject from a new and thought-provoking angle. Not only does the reader learn how Japanese women view their own country from the vantage point of living in the United States, but their candid remarks also give

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Steel Butterflies: Japanese Women and the American Experience examines the role of women in Japan as compared to the United States, approaching the subject from a new and thought-provoking angle. Not only does the reader learn how Japanese women view their own country from the vantage point of living in the United States, but their candid remarks also give Americans the opportunity to see themselves as others see them.

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Examines the role of women in Japan as compared to the United States, showing not only how Japanese women view their own country from the vantage point of living in the US, but how they view American women. Topics include education; pros and cons of living in the US; why Japanese women both envy and pity American women; the past and future status of women in Japan; women's responsibility in the home; and community involvement both here and in Japan. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"In many ways Japanese women possess a strength that belies their demure appearance. What I learned from Japanese women living in America validates this strength of the Japanese woman, which more than matches that of her American counterpart...I was surprised at how much we have in common." — from the Introduction

“This is a readable, informative book...an interesting, well-researched, thoughtful work.” — H-Net Reviews (H-US-Japan)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791436240
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Brown Diggs designed and teaches a course for adults called “Why Aren’t the Japanese More Like Us?” at the Institute for Learning in Retirement at the University of Dayton and other centers, and frequently lectures to civic organizations about Japan. She is the author of Meet the Japanese and is coauthor (with Evangeline Lindsley) of My Century: An Outspoken Memoir.

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