9780415559393

WomenĘs History and Local Community in Postwar Japan

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415559393

  • ISBN10:

    0415559391

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-29
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book examines the emergence of women's history-writing groups in Japan in the decade following the end of World War II and the way in which these versions of history-writing went on to subsequently eclipse and outlive those being offered by Marxist historians.

Author Biography

Curtis Anderson Gayle is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Integrated Arts & Social Sciences at Japan Women's University, in Tokyo.

Table of Contents

List of mapsp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Select chronology of the postwar periodp. xiv
History liberation and differencep. 1
Rewriting local history in the aftermath of World War IIp. 17
Women's history in the center: the Tokyo Josei-shi Kenky&ubar;kaip. 40
Ky&obar;do-shi in Nagoya: fusing local pasts and presentsp. 62
Chi'iki stirrings in Ehimep. 85
The Ehime Women's History Circlep. 105
Epilogue: local women's history in contemporary focusp. 127
Glossary of select Japanese words and phrasesp. 143
Notesp. 144
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 178
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