Women Of Japan & Korea: Continuity and Change [NOOK Book]

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This collection presents new research on the changing roles of women in Japan and Korea. At a time when women in these two countries are becoming more politically and socially prominent, these essays provide insight into the clashes that have arisen between tradition and change. The contributors compare similarities and differences in the two cultures, considering family life, education, health care, work, reproductive and legal rights, and political participation, including the rise of women's movements in Asia ...
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Women Of Japan & Korea: Continuity and Change

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Overview

This collection presents new research on the changing roles of women in Japan and Korea. At a time when women in these two countries are becoming more politically and socially prominent, these essays provide insight into the clashes that have arisen between tradition and change. The contributors compare similarities and differences in the two cultures, considering family life, education, health care, work, reproductive and legal rights, and political participation, including the rise of women's movements in Asia and the battle against sexism and gender stereotyping. Essays written by Japanese and Korean women, leading social scientists and practitioners, illuminate the current political, economic, and social status of women in Japan and Korea.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439900963
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 1/30/2009
  • Series: Women In The Political Economy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Joyce Gelb is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in Women's Studies and the Center for Research on Women in Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
I Japanese Women
2 Women and the Family in Transition in Postindustrial Japan 23
3 Women's Education and Gender Roles in Japan 43
4 Abortion and Women's Reproductive Rights: The State of Japanese Women, 1945-1991 69
5 Women Workers in Japan: Past, Present, Future 95
6 Obstacles and Opportunities: Women and Political Participation in Japan 120
7 A Short History of the Feminist Movement in Japan 150
II Korean Women
8 Status of the Family and Motherhood for Korean Women 189
9 Overcoming Confucian Barriers: Changing Educational Opportunities for Women in Korea 206
10 Korean Women's Groups Organize for Change 223
11 Women Workers in a Changing Korean Society 240
12 Agenda for Social Reform: Women's Political Participation in South Korea 257
13 Feminism in a Confucian Society: The Women's Movement in Korea 274
About the Contributors 297
Index 299
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Extremely informative

    Though Book needs to be updated as south korea just elected a woman president , daughter of former president park chung hee

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