Becoming Modern Women: Love and Female Identity in Prewar Japanese Literature and Culture

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.

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Description

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press (November 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804761981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804761987
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