Date Thesis Awarded

2013

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

History

Advisor

Eric Han

Committee Member

Joanna Schug

Committee Member

Chitralekha Zutshi

Committee Member

Kathrin Levitan

Abstract

A review of current scholarship on Taisho Era (1912-1926) Feminism, examining the lack of English scholarship dealing with moderate or conservative women's movements and activists. The thesis asserts that the lack of scholarship on more moderate women's groups is due to a desire to find the "roots of feminist consciousness" in Japan, and that by limiting the "women's movement" to that narrow definition, the Japanese women's movement has been mistakenly characterized as radical, unsuccessful and derivative of Western ideas. Instead, the thesis argues that by examining the size and scope of these more moderate groups, historians can get a clearer picture of the true effectiveness of women's movements in changing society's views on women and their roles in the Modern Era.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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