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Japanese Feminist Debates: A Century of Contention on Sex, Love, and Labor

Ayako Kano

Abstract

Japanese Feminist Debates: A Century of Contention on Sex, Love, and Labor charts the varied terrain of controversies on questions of gender and sexuality that have animated women and men in modern Japan. It describes the rondan, a public sphere in which academic, journalistic, and political voices have sparred over issues that remain disputed to the present day: prostitution, pornography, decisions about reproduction including birth control, abortion, and prenatal testing, the balance between motherhood and employment, definitions of labor, paid work, and care, the relationships between indiv ... More

Keywords: Japan, feminism, women, gender, sexuality, rondan, welfare, abortion, prostitution, motherhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824855802
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824855802.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ayako Kano, author
University of Pennsylvania