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Unformatted text preview: 2-1-2010Some questions regarding “women” and gender*What can a history of femininity in the twentieth century tell us about different modes of womanhood in Japan?*How are women's problems culturally generated?*What makes specific kinds of femininity and/or women socially problematic?*What is the relationship of unconventional femininity to mainstream society?The state-sanctioned “good-wife, wise-mother” represented on a medical encyclopedia, 1937As an ideal of womanhood the “good wife, wise mother” emerges in the 1880s, remains dominant until the 1950s and still constitutes on mode of contemporary womanhood (albeit an old-fashioned one)Very few families could afford this lifestyle (19thcentury)The government believes that more children = more soldiers (one party interested in promoting “good-wife, wise-mother” ideal)Remained dominant until the 1950's, seen as old-fashioned during the 1980's1920's, the modern girl/new woman ideal due to modernization and job opportunities for women. First 1920's, the modern girl/new woman ideal due to modernization and job opportunities for women....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course SOC 63 taught by Professor Sabinefruhstuck during the Winter '10 term at UCSB.
- Winter '10