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Women in Love and Hate in 1960s Japan: Re-reading Ariyoshi Sawako's The Doctor's Wife

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Hartley, B, Women in Love and Hate in 1960s Japan: Re-reading Ariyoshi Sawako's The Doctor's Wife, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 40 pp. 1-14. ISSN 1440-9151 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Throughout much of the twentieth century, in both the prewar and postwar eras, the perfect family in Japan was hegemonically posited on the presence of a woman who—either as wife or mother—was required to suppress or erase her desire. For the male, on the contrary, taking a 'concubine'—or entering into a similar relationship with a woman who was not his legal wife—was de rigueur in that it announced to the world not merely sexual potency, but, also economic and social masculine success.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Japan, Ariyoshi Sawako, The Doctor's Wife, History
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Other Studies in Human Society
Research Field:Gender Specific Studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Author:Hartley, B (Dr Barbara Hartley)
ID Code:115961
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2017-04-21
Last Modified:2017-09-28
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