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A Path Toward Gender Equality

State Feminism in Japan

By Yoshie Kobayashi

Routledge – 2004 – 232 pages

Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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Description

The first study of state feminism in a non-western nation state, this volume focuses on the activities and roles of the Women's Bureau of the Ministry of Labor in post-World War II Japan. While state feminism theory possesses a strong capability to examine state-society relationships in terms of feminist policymaking, it tends to neglect a state's activity in improving women's status and rights in non-western nations where the feminist movements are apathetic or antagonistic to the state and where the state also creates a vertical relationship with feminist groups.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Establishment of a Women's Bureau in Japan 3. Ineffective Activity Prior to the International Women's Year 4. Depature from Politics of Protection: Agenda Setting Process 5. Mediator's Role of the Women's Bureau: Activities in the Decision Making for the 1986 EEOL 6. Activity of the Women's Bureau for Amendment of the EEOL 7. Conclusion

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Description: By Yoshie Kobayashi. The first study of state feminism in a non-western nation state, this volume focuses on the activities and roles of the Women's Bureau of the Ministry of Labor in post-World War II Japan. While state feminism theory possesses a strong capability...
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