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Writing Pregnancy in Low-Fertility Japan
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Writing Pregnancy in Low-Fertility Japan

Amanda C. Seaman

Abstract

Writing Pregnancy in Low Fertility Japan analyzes the literary representations of pregnancy and childbirth by Japanese women in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century—work notable not simply for the diversity of views it encompasses, but for the wide range of genres in which it has taken shape. These texts reveal complex political, personal, and social concerns, ranging from the role and nature of the woman’s body, to her place in the family, to the meaning of motherhood for individuals and for society. Their authors engage with these issues, drawing on a range of literary technique ... More

Keywords: Pregnancy, birth, motherhood, literature, women, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824859886
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824859886.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda C. Seaman, author
University of Massachusetts Amherst