Gender and Family in Japan
(Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan)
Okuda, Nobuko (EDT)
Takai, Tetsuhiko (EDT)
136 p. 24 cm
洋書に見る「日本」No. 32 (2019/2020冬号)
This book translates recent achievements in gender and family issues in Japanese economic history for a wide readership, focusing on activities of ordinary Japanese women, their contribution to economic development, and changes in their lives.
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.
Table of Contents
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 CenturiesMiyuki Takahashi 2 Economic Development and Labour Supply in Underdeveloped Regions: An Analysis of the Labour Supply of Domestic Servants in Northern Akita Prefecture, Japan, 1910-1924Masahiro 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 PeriodKen'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 JapanKazue 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 Index