Creating socialist women in Japan : gender, labour, and activism, 1900-1937 / Vera Mackie.
This 1997 book tells the inspiring story of a group of women who challenged the expectations of their society in their writings and in their actions. Vera Mackie surveys the developments of socialist women's activism in Japan from the 1900s to the 1930s, in the broader context of the industrial...
Cambridge University Press,
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Imperial Subjects. Liberalism and Gender. The Constitutional System. Gendered Subjecthood. Discourses of Family and State
- 3. Wives. The Conjunction of Feminism and Socialism. Women in the Socialist Movement. The Socialist Women's Seminar. Socialist Views of Marriage and the Family. Imagining New Relationships. Socialists and the Patriotic Women's Association. The Campaign for the Repeal of Article Five. Two Incidents. Beyond the Heiminsha Family
- 4. Mothers. Factory Legislation. The Yuaikai Women's Division. The New Women. The Bluestockings and the Socialists. 'The True New Woman'. The Motherhood Protection Debate. Discourses of Protection. Speaking as a Mother
- 5. Workers. Women in Industry. May Day and International Women's Day. Women's Special Demands. Organizing Women in the Yuaikai/Sodomei. The Hyogikai Debates on the Women's Division. Women in the Nichiro Unions. Imagining Women Workers. Striking Women. From Worker to Activist
- 6. Activists.