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Gender and Family in Japan


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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 01/2021
Edizione: 1st ed. 2019


This book is the 6th volume of the Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan. The book focuses on how economic developments changed the everyday lives of ordinary women in early-modern and modern Japan. Different from precedent gender studies, the spotlight here is on the daily activities and structural positions of women rather than feminist movements or activities of elite women. Using demography, anthropometrics, and labour economics, this book explicates childcare, physical development of girls, and women’s labour migration. The dynamics of ordinary women in prewar Japan may change deep-rooted images of women as oppressed beings. Using quantitative data multi-dimensionally with the latest statistical analysis methods, this book shows how Japanese economic historians can contribute to historians of gender and family who are interested in early-modern and modern Japan.

The first part consists of four chapters that discuss women migrant workers in the Tokugawa period, women’s work, and family strategies in the underdeveloped regions of the country, conflicts between child-rearing and women’s work on family farms, and living standards of teenaged girls in early twentieth-century Japan. Those chapters provide a bridge between economic historians and feminist historians and articulate new research fields for both. The second part, comprising four book reviews, illustrates how the gender concept has been adopted in family and gender historiography in Japan.


Part I   Perspective on the History of Women and Family in Japanese Economic Development

1 The Labour Market and Labour Migration in Small Post Towns in Early Modern Japan: The Relationship between a Town and its Outlying Villages in the Northeastern Domain of Nihonmatsu in the Eighteenth to Nineteenth Centuries
Miyuki Takahashi 

2 Economic Development and Labour Supply in Underdeveloped Regions: An Analysis of the Labour Supply of Domestic Servants in Northern Akita Prefecture, Japan, 1910–1924
Masahiro Ogiyama

3 Childrearing Methods and Decreased Growth: An Examination of Infant Health in the Farming Communities of Taisho Japan (1912-1926)
Kazunori Murakoshi

4 Changes in Female Height and Age of Menarche in Modern Japan, 1870s-1980s: Reconsideration of Living Standards during the Interwar Period
Ken’ichi Tomobe

Part II   Book Reviews

5 Review of Satomi Kurosu (ed.), Rekishi Jinkogaku kara mita Kekkon, Rikon, Saikon (Marriage, Divorce  and Re-marriage from the Perspective of Historical Demography) 
Motoyasu Takahashi

6 Review of Chikako Kato, Kindai Nihon no Kokumin Togo to Jenda (National Integration and Gender in Modern Japan
Kazue Enoki

7 Review of Hiroko Nagano and Yuko Matsumoto (ed.) Jenda¯shi So¯sho 6 Keizai to Sho¯hi Shakai (Gender History Series, Vol. 6: Consumer Society and the Economy)
Manabu Ozeki

8 Review of Toshiko Himeoka, Mayuho Hasegawa, et al., Jenda¯ (Kindai Yo¯roppa no Tankyu¯ 11)(Gender: In Search of Modern Europe 11)
Nobuko Okuda




Nobuko Okuda is a professor of Nagoya City University. She obtained a Ph.D. in social history from the University of Warwick in 1984. Her main research field is the gender and social history of modern and contemporary Britain.

Tetsuhiko Takai is an associate professor of economic history at Hokkaido University.  He obtained a Ph.D. in social science from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in 1999. His main research field is the economic and business history of France and Francophone Asia-Africa from the nineteenth century onwards. 

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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 261 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:25 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 150
Pagine Romane: xii

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