Turning Pages: Reading and Writing Women's Magazines in Interwar Japan

Turning Pages: Reading and Writing Women's Magazines in Interwar Japan

by Sarah Frederick
     
 

Turning Pages makes sense of Japanese "ladies' magazines" through a detailed analysis of several interwar magazines, including the literary journal Ladies' Review, the popular domestic periodical Housewife's Friend, and the politically radical magazine Women's Arts. Through a close examination of their literature, articles, advertising, and art, the book explores the…  See more details below

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Turning Pages makes sense of Japanese "ladies' magazines" through a detailed analysis of several interwar magazines, including the literary journal Ladies' Review, the popular domestic periodical Housewife's Friend, and the politically radical magazine Women's Arts. Through a close examination of their literature, articles, advertising, and art, the book explores the magazines as both windows onto and actors in this period of Japanese history. Women's magazines in modern Japanese literature were significant not only for the opportunities they afforded women writers but also for their often underestimated institutional and financial support of the literary community as a whole. This book will be of interest to students of Japanese literature, women's studies, and modern history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824829971
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
251
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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