A Path Toward Gender Equality

State Feminism in Japan

By Yoshie Kobayashi

© 2004 – Routledge

232 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Series

East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General