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Nationalism and Gender (Japanese Society Series) Chizuko Ueno

Nationalism and Gender (Japanese Society Series)

Chizuko Ueno

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781876843595
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A discursive battle over how Japans history should be remembered constitutes the most recent, and perhaps the most explosive, round in a struggle over the legitimacy of different narrators understandings of the past and its focus on the comfortMoreA discursive battle over how Japans history should be remembered constitutes the most recent, and perhaps the most explosive, round in a struggle over the legitimacy of different narrators understandings of the past and its focus on the comfort women issue. Feminist theorist Chizuko Ueno confronts head on, in her usual lucid and hard-hitting style, the various actors in the debate. She skillfully cuts through the argument of the neo-nationalist historical revisionists who have attempted to deny or minimize the reality of the former comfort women. Uenos equally biting treatment of her natural allies - left-wing historians and feminist supporters of the comfort women - has also made the book highly controversial.