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Women in the Language and Society of Japan

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Women in the Language and Society of Japan by Naoko Takemaru
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Feminist critics have long considered language a primary vehicle for the transmission of sexist values in a culture. This much-needed sociolinguistic critique examines the representation of women in traditional Japanese language and culture. Derogatory and highly-sexualized terms are placed in historical context, and the progress of non-sexist language reform is reviewed. Central to this work are the individual voices of Japanese women who took part in a survey, expressing their candid thoughts and concerns regarding biased gender representations. In their own words, they give voice to the reality of being female within the constraints of a traditional - and sometimes misogynistic - language.

Author Biography

Naoko Takemaru is an assistant professor of Japanese at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Tables
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
Pages
240
Dimensions
153x229x15
ISBN-13
9780786440030
Product ID
3971404

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