The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan (Anthropology of Asia Series): Bodies Re-presenting the Past

The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan (Anthropology of Asia Series): Bodies Re-presenting the Past

by Etsuko Kato, Kato Etsuko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415317037

ISBN-13: 9780415317030

Pub. Date: 04/08/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The subject of the tea ceremony is well researched both in and outside of Japan, but the women who practice it are hardly ever discussed. The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan rectifies this by discussing the meaning of the Japanese tea ceremony for women practitioners in Japan from World War II to the present day. It examines how lay tea ceremony…  See more details below

Overview

The subject of the tea ceremony is well researched both in and outside of Japan, but the women who practice it are hardly ever discussed. The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan rectifies this by discussing the meaning of the Japanese tea ceremony for women practitioners in Japan from World War II to the present day. It examines how lay tea ceremony practitioners have been transforming this cultural activity while being, in turn, transformed by it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415317030
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2004
Series:
Anthropology of Asia Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
A note on local terms and transcriptions
Introduction1
Pt. IThe tea ceremony as bodily discipline23
1The tea ceremony as bodily discipline25
2Bodily discipline and myths45
Pt. IITwo postwar phenomena in the tea ceremony69
3The birth of sogo-bunka discourse and feminization of the tea ceremony71
Pt. IIIWomen's tea ceremony today101
4Shachu and women's tea ceremony networks103
5The past re-presented122
6The meaning of the tea ceremony in women's lives150
Conclusion194
Glossary200
Notes203
Bibliography215
Index225

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