States of Distinction: Gender, Japan and the international political economy
UNSPECIFIED (2004) States of Distinction: Gender, Japan and the international political economy. WOMENS HISTORY REVIEW, 13 (4). pp. 521-540. ISSN 0961-2025Full text not available from this repository.
This article looks at the question of how to understand the link between the changing position of women and gender relations and the changes in the global political economy. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, the authors argue that states compete for respectability and distinction on the world stage, and that they deploy particular material articulations of gender and class relations as forms of symbolic capital for the nation. The authors demonstrate this using Japan as an example, tracing changes in the condition and representation of women between 1856 and 1945, as Japan's position in the global hierarchy of nations moved from a subordinated through a resisting to a colonising country. The authors suggest that women and gender relations are central to understanding international relations, and they propose a conceptual framework for analysing the significance of women and gender in the global political economy.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World|
|Journal or Publication Title:||WOMENS HISTORY REVIEW|
|Publisher:||TRIANGLE JOURNALS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 521-540|
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