Sex in Japan's Globalization, 1870-1930

Sex in Japan's Globalization, 1870-1930 : Prostitutes, Emigration and Nation-Building

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Based on archival research undertaken in Japan, Britain and the United States, Mihalopoulos offers a new perspective on the relations between gender hierarchies and the political economy in a newly modernized Japan.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 12.7mm | 431g
  • Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848932014
  • 9781848932012
  • 1,577,206

Table of contents

Introduction: In the Beginning was the Prostitute 1 Another Japan: Sex and Women's Work 2 Creating the Archive: The Power of the Pen 3 Sexuality and Class: Prostitution and the Japanese Woman's Christian Temperance Union 4 Sex as Progress: Fukuzawa Yukichi on Trade and Overseas Prostitution 5 Disciplining Globalizing: The Colonial Singapore Example Conclusion: Globalization and the Poor
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Review quote

'Mihalopoulos has produced the single best analysis in English of Japanese overseas prostitution in the era from 1870 to 1930.' American Historical Review 'This book ranks among the best of current manuscripts to demonstrate the great illuminative power of sex and gender as categories of history.' Social Science Japan Journal 'makes an original and stimulating contribution to historical work in this field' Pacific Affairs 'Mihalopoulos neatly integrates the issues of Japan's nation-building, labor migration in the context of a global workforce shaped by imperialism as well as industrial modernization, and the reification of standards of ideal womanhood in Japan. This is a book with which all students of Japanese modernity, of the construction of sexuality and gender, and of the creation of the nation in a globalizing world should engage.' Monumenta Nipponica
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