Bibliographic Details

Voices from the Japanese women's movement / edited by AMPO, Japan Asia quarterly review.

Imprint Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c1996.
Description xxi, 207 p. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Series Japan in the modern world
Subject Feminism -- Japan.
Women -- Japan.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Other uniform titles Ampo.
ISBN 1563247259 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1563247267 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes "An East gate book."
Includes index.
Review by Choice Review

Japanese women's studies has produced large synthetic works and specialized analyses of women's activities in law, literature, politics, the sexual and entertainment businesses, and parenting. Further, there are now distinguished studies of individual women in their neighborhoods. The recent explosive growth of these materials in English translation makes feasible the construction of college and university courses on Japanese gender relations. This volume collects essays from the Japan Asia Quarterly Review, 24 about Japanese women with the remaining two representing the Korean and Ainu minorities. Topics vary widely, from "comfort women" to lesbianism, from the Equal Employment Opportunity Law to the subtleties of tea-serving obligations in the workplace, from the limited meaning of liberation for a woman on a declining farm to the exciting work with urban women at the Yokohama Women's Forum. Although the essays are short and the volume is disjointed, these authentic and sometimes eloquent voices deserve to be heard. Should be in all libraries that give attention to global women's issues, and in any collection that seeks to be current on Japanese social life. Upper-division undergraduates and above. R. B. Lyman Jr. Simmons College

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
Review by Choice Review