Rethinking Representations of Asian Women

Changes, Continuity, and Everyday Life

Editors: Ijichi, Noriko, Kato, Atsufumi, Sakurada, Ryoko (Eds.)

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Based on historic and ethnographic approaches, this volume examines how the ideological images of Asian women are produced, circulated, appropriated, and pluralized. Contributors analyze the interactions between the politicized formation of ideological representations and the everyday practices of women who resist and re-contextualize these images.

About the authors

Jung-Eun Hong, Osaka University, Japan Turmunh Odontuya, Centre for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Japan Erina Seto-Suh, Kyoto University, Japan Dukin Lim, University of Tokyo, Japan Masako Kudo, Kyoto Women's University, Japan Grace Cheng-Ying Lin, John Abbott College, Canada Kanako Nakagawa, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan

Reviews

"This book is a richly textured account of the lives of Asian women narrated as heterogeneous fragments. From revolutionary mothers in North Korea, Jeju female divers, Japanese wives of Pakistani men learning 'authentic' Islam, to low-caste women in Nepal, the chapters in the book illuminate the multiple different ways that the interplay between representations of women and women's practices may reinforce, slip past, or collide with each other." - Brenda S.A. Yeoh, National University of Singapore

"This book offers a breathtakingly panoramic view of increasingly transnational lives of women in today's Asia. It follows these women's extraordinary journeys in caring eyes and celebrates new sites of intimacy and bonds of solidarity that are created along the way. In doing so, it cautiously prepares an image of Asia that is more open and interconnected than in the past but which, nevertheless, is not oblivious to the histories of coerced movement and displacement." - Heonik Kwon, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Pluralizing Images, the Sphere of Everyday Life, and the Agency of Relatedness: Representative Interventions for Women in Asia

    Ijichi, Noriko (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • The Mother’s Identity among the Korean Diaspora Women of Japan

    Hong, Jung-Eun

    Pages 17-33

  • On Encouraging Mothers of Multiple Children through the Order of the Mother Glorious in Mongolia

    Odontuya, Turmunkh

    Pages 35-49

  • Imperial Japan and the Female Skin Divers (Chamsu) of Jeju Island, South Korea

    Ijichi, Noriko

    Pages 51-67

  • Everyday Practices of Immigrant Vietnamese Women in Japan in Obtaining Ingredients for the Food of Their Homeland

    Seto-Suh, Erina

    Pages 69-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Representations of Asian Women
Book Subtitle
Changes, Continuity, and Everyday Life
Editors
  • Noriko Ijichi
  • Atsufumi Kato
  • Ryoko Sakurada
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52528-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137525284
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53151-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 202
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