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Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan

Gender and Family in Japan

Editors: Nobuko, Okuda, Takai, Tetsuhiko (Eds.)

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  • Translates recent achievements in gender and family issues in Japanese economic history for a wide readership
  • Focuses on activities of ordinary Japanese women, their contribution to economic development, and changes in their lives
  • Combines demography, anthropometrics, labour economics, and comparative studies for historiography of gender and family in Japan
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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.


About the authors

​Editors:
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. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • 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

    Pages 3-31

    Takahashi, Miyuki

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

    Pages 33-63

    Ogiyama, Masahiro

  • Childrearing Methods and Decreased Growth: An Examination of Infant Health in the Farming Communities of Taishō Japan (1912–1926)

    Pages 65-93

    Murakoshi, Kazunori

  • Changes in Female Height and Age of Menarche in Modern Japan, 1870s–1980s: Reconsideration of Living Standards During the Interwar Period

    Pages 95-123

    Tomobe, Ken’ichi

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

    Pages 127-130

    Takahashi, Motoyasu

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9909-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9908-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Family in Japan
Editors
  • Okuda Nobuko
  • Tetsuhiko Takai
Series Title
Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Socio-Economic History Society, Japan
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9909-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9909-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9908-4
Series ISSN
2364-2394
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 150
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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