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A Path Toward Gender Equality
State Feminism in Japan

ISBN 9780415650731
Published July 27, 2012 by Routledge
232 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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.

Table of 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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