Feminist agency and praxis in contemporary Japan

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Abstract

[Truncated] This thesis is an examination of some of the forms of feminist agency and praxis of Japanese women. It aims to investigate the features and effects of feminism and feminist identification in contemporary Japan, in non-government (NGO) women's groups and government-run women's centres, and explores the ways in which women's participation in these produces and reflects agency.

Based on two years of fieldwork conducted in Japan between 2000 and 2002, the thesis draws on interviews and participant observation of three women's groups and one women's centre in Kansai, interviews with feminist activist Kitahara Minori, and discourse analysis of resources produced by women's centres as well as feminist authors.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2006

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