Passages to Modernity: Motherhood, Childhood, and Social Reform in Early Twentieth-Century Japan
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248pp. May 1999
Passages to Modernity: Motherhood, Childhood, and Social Reform in Early Twentieth-Century Japan
Author: Uno, Kathleen S.;
Contemporary Japanese women are often presented as devoted full-time wives and mothers. At the extreme, they are stereotyped as "education mothers" (kyoiku mama), completely dedicated to the academic success of their children. Children of working
"Uno's important historical study on child care in industrializing Japan illuminates how early modern household practices, Western models, nationalism, and class intersected to construct motherhood and childhood in contemporary Japan." --Choice
Author: Uno, Kathleen S.;
Kathleen S. Uno teaches Japanese and comparative women's history at Temple University.
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