- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Stanford University Press (November 10, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804761981
- ISBN-13: 978-0804761987
Presenting a fresh examination of women writers and prewar ideology, this book breaks new ground in its investigation of love as a critical aspect of Japanese culture during the early to mid-twentieth century. As a literary and cultural history of love and female identity, Becoming Modern Women focuses on same-sex love, love marriage, and maternal love—new terms at that time; in doing so, it shows how the idea of “woman,” within the context of a vibrant print culture, was constructed through the modern experience of love.