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Managing Women : Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan / Elyssa Faison.

Author/Creator:
Faison, Elyssa, author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2007]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Personnel management -- History -- Japan.
Personnel management -- Japan -- History.
Women textile workers -- History -- Japan.
Women textile workers -- Japan -- History.
Women -- Employment -- History -- Japan -- Japan.
Women -- Employment -- Japan -- History.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
At the turn of the twentieth century, Japan embarked on a mission to modernize its society and industry. For the first time, young Japanese women were persuaded to leave their families and enter the factory. Managing Women focuses on Japan's interwar textile industry, examining how factory managers, social reformers, and the state created visions of a specifically Japanese femininity. Faison finds that female factory workers were constructed as "women" rather than as "workers" and that this womanly ideal was used to develop labor-management practices, inculcate moral and civic values, and develop a strategy for containing union activities and strikes. In an integrated analysis of gender ideology and ideologies of nationalism and ethnicity, Faison shows how this discourse on women's wage work both produced and reflected anxieties about women's social roles in modern Japan.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Women or Workers?
1. From Home Work to Corporate Paternalism: Women's Work in Japan's Early Industrial Age
2. Keeping "Idle Youngsters" Out of Trouble: Japan's 1929 Abolition of Night Work and the Problem of Free Time
3. Cultivation Groups and the Japanese Factory: Producing Workers, Gendering Subjects
4. Sex, Strikes, and Solidarity: Toyo Muslin and the Labor Unrest of 1930
5. Colonial Labor: The Disciplinary Power of Ethnicity
Epilogue: Managing Women in Wartime and Beyond
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520934184
OCLC:
182574081
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520934184 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.