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The Resource Women and democracy in cold war Japan, Jan Bardsley

Women and democracy in cold war Japan, Jan Bardsley

Label
Women and democracy in cold war Japan
Title
Women and democracy in cold war Japan
Statement of responsibility
Jan Bardsley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan offers a fresh perspective on gender politics by focusing on the Japanese housewife of the 1950s as a controversial representation of democracy, leisure, and domesticity. Examining the shifting personae of the housewife, especially in the appealing texts of women's magazines, reveals the diverse possibilities of postwar democracy as they were embedded in media directed toward Japanese women. Each chapter explores the contours of a single controversy, including debate over the royal wedding in 1959, the victory of Japan's first Miss Universe, and the unruly desires of postwar women. Jan Bardsley also takes a comparative look at the ways in which the Japanese housewife is measured against equally stereotyped notions of the modern housewife in the United States, asking how both function as narratives of Japan-U.S. relations and gender/class containment during the early Cold War
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bardsley, Jan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1762
LC item number
.B375 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SOAS studies in modern and contemporary Japan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Enchi, Fumiko
  • Women
  • Housewives
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Civilization
  • Housewives
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • Japan
  • Frau
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Hausfrau
  • Japan
Label
Women and democracy in cold war Japan, Jan Bardsley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Dueling etiquettes: Mrs Mogi takes on the occupationnaires
  • The housewife debate 1955
  • What women want: the postwar appetite
  • Fashioning the people's princess: Shoda Michiko and the royal wedding of 1959
  • Japan's Miss Universe: beauty contests and postwar democracy
  • From the housewife's kitchen to the witches' den: fantasies of female power in Enchi Fumiko's "Masks."
Control code
869755658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781472526991
Lccn
2013050285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023904558
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869755658
Label
Women and democracy in cold war Japan, Jan Bardsley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Dueling etiquettes: Mrs Mogi takes on the occupationnaires
  • The housewife debate 1955
  • What women want: the postwar appetite
  • Fashioning the people's princess: Shoda Michiko and the royal wedding of 1959
  • Japan's Miss Universe: beauty contests and postwar democracy
  • From the housewife's kitchen to the witches' den: fantasies of female power in Enchi Fumiko's "Masks."
Control code
869755658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781472526991
Lccn
2013050285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023904558
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869755658

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