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Gender in Japan
This paper looks at the evolving socioeconomic roles of Japanese women in Japanese society.
# 27711 | 1,957 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines the changing gender roles in Japan by focusing on two broad areas ? the role of women in the family and the role of women in the economic/work sphere. The first part of the paper examines women in the traditional domestic sphere. In the second part, the paper looks at women?s participation in the sphere of gainful labor, which increased dramatically after World War II. Finally, the paper looks at the effects these changing roles have engendered in other spheres of Japanese life, such as politics and the women?s movement.

From the Paper:

"Traditional stereotypes hold that women have always occupied a subservient role in Japanese society. Indeed, among the most enduring images of women in Japan are the mother/wife/caretaker or the geisha.
These stereotypes, however, hardly do justice to the complex and nuanced positions women have occupied in Japanese society. In many instances, the "image" of the subservient Japanese women does not reflect the power and social expectations related to her role in society."

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