Review of Chikako Katō, Kindai Nihon no Kokumin Tōgō to Jendā (National Integration and Gender in Modern Japan)

Nihon Keizai Hyōronsha, Tokyo, 2014
  • Kazue EnokiEmail author
Part of the Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan book series (MSSEHSJ)


“This book examines the social norms and ideologies that had a strong hold on people in the age of the modern nation-state, with a particular focus on gender issues” (p. 1). The questions the study raises are the following: “How were people involved in the construction of gender norms and ideology within the context of the nation-state’s seeking both the integration of the “people” and differentiation among them; and how did [these norms and ideologies] become inescapable in the historical context formed thereby?” (p. 3).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ohara Institute for Social ResearchHosei UniversityMachidaJapan

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