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  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

    By Gitte Marianne Hansen

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Communicating Women’s Health

    Social and Cultural Norms that Influence Health Decisions

    Edited by Annette Madlock Gatison

    This volume explores the conditions under which women are empowered, and feel entitled, to make the health decisions that are best for them. At its core, it illuminates how the most basic element of communication, voice, has been summarily suppressed for entire groups of women when it comes to…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge Research in Health Communication

  • Women Migrant Workers

    Ethical, Political and Legal Problems

    Edited by Zahra Meghani

    This volume makes the case for the fair treatment of female migrant workers from the global South who are employed in wealthy liberal democracies as care workers, domestic workers, home health workers, and farm workers. An international panel of contributors provide analyses of the ethical,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26 
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • Social Work, Marriage, and Ethnicity

    Policy and Practice

    Edited by Colita Fairfax

    By looking at a variety of racial and ethnic groups in society, Social Work, Marriage and Ethnicity examines the conventional knowledge, theories and best practices relating to marriages. Contributors address marriage interventions, female empowerment, parenting, and cohabitation, as well as the…

    Hardback – 2015-08-20

  • Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

    History and Policy Change

    By Naonori Kodate, Kashiko Kodate

    The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what…

    Hardback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Social Inequality in Japan

    By Sawako Shirahase

    Japan was the first Asian country to become a mature industrial society, and throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, was viewed as an ‘all-middle-class society’. However since the 1990s there have been growing doubts as to the real degree of social equality in Japan, particularly in the context of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Violence against Women

    Criminological perspectives on men’s violences

    By Nicole Westmarland

    Violence against women is an enduring problem around the globe, yet very few books look at the full range of men’s violences against women – perpetrated in relationships, in the family, in public spaces, and in institutions. While books that look at different types of violence, such as domestic…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05

  • The Contradictions of Love

    Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality

    By Lena Gunnarsson

    The Contradictions of Love: Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality offers a robust and multifaceted theoretical account of how, in contemporary western societies, women continue to be subordinated to men through sexual love. The book defends and elaborates Anna G. Jónasdóttir’s…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform

    Gender Impacts

    Edited by Caroline S. Archambault, Annelies Zoomers

    This book explores the gendered dimensions of recent land governance transformations across the globe in the wake of unprecedented pressures on land and natural resources. These complex contemporary forces are reconfiguring livelihoods and impacting women’s positions, their tenure security and…

    Hardback – 2015-02-16
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Development

  • Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context

    Risk, Citizenship and Welfare Regimes

    Edited by Patricia Kennedy, Naonori Kodate

    This book is the first comprehensive international overview of maternity services. Drawing on concepts of risk and social citizenship, it explores the relationship between welfare regimes and health policy by comparing and contrasting provision for childbearing women. Each substantive chapter…

    Hardback – 2015-01-22
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Gender Equality in Public Services

    Chasing the Dream

    By Hazel Conley, Margaret Page

    The provision of state funded and democratically accountable care services represents one of the most potentially transformative advances in gendered social relations and equality for women by ‘defamilizing’ care and providing paid work. But the cost of providing these services, which women have…

    Hardback – 2014-11-24
    Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

  • Coal-Mining Women in Japan

    Heavy Burdens

    By W. Donald Burton

    In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in 1930, collieries in Europe and America embraced new technologies and had long since been excluded women from working underground. In Japan, however, mining women witnessed no significant changes in…

    Hardback – 2014-10-09
    Asia's Transformations

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