2018, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Gender and the koseki in contemporary Japan : surname, power, and privilege / Linda White. White, Linda, (Associate professor of Japanese studies), (author.)

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Gender and the koseki in contemporary Japan : surname, power, and privilege / Linda White
 
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Physical Description
  • 1 online resource (119 pages) : illustrations.
  • xvii, 119 pages ; 25 cm.
Published
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor &​ Francis Group, 2018.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Gender and the koseki in contemporary Japan : surname, power, and privilege /​ Linda White.
Author
  • White, Linda, (Associate professor of Japanese studies), (author.)
Other Authors
  • Taylor &​ Francis
Published
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor &​ Francis Group, 2018.
Copyright
  • ©2018.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • online resource
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 1 online resource (119 pages) : illustrations.
  • xvii, 119 pages ; 25 cm.
Series
Subjects
Summary
  • "The Japanese koseki system is the legal and social structure keeping record of all Japanese citizens. Determined by the Civil Code and the Koseki Law, for activists challenging it, the koseki is also an ideological structure, which has produced patriarchal control through single-surname households. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, this book engages with issues of gender hierarchy and structural inequality in Japanese society. Studying several decades of feminist activism and critique of the koseki system, it analyses the strategies of activists who have creatively circumvented koseki rules in order to maintain their natal names in marriage. It examines the case studies of members of the fūfubessei (separate surname movement) and the movement to end discrimination against children born out of wedlock, and in so doing this book illuminates the contradictions in current family law and koseki practice that have animated a generation of feminists in Japan. Demonstrating the effect of the koseki on family, gender, and national identity, this book will be useful for students and scholars of Cultural Anthropology, Gender Studies, and Japanese Studies in general."--
Contents
  • The matter of names and why names matter
  • Separate-surname activism
  • Common-law marriage as a form of koseki resistance
  • Illegitimacy and male privilege : the underlying logic of the koseki
  • Beyond the scope of the koseki : families out of bounds
  • Epilogue : December 20, 2017
  • Appendix I : Association (Kōryūkai) timeline.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-116) and index.
Other Form
  • Print version White, Linda (Associate professor of Japanese studies). Gender and the koseki in contemporary Japan. Abingdon, Oxon [UK] ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018 9781138674349
Technical Details
  • eBoook access via Internet.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781317201069
  • 131720106X
  • 9781317201076
  • 1317201078
  • 9781138674349
  • 1138674346
  • 1315561344
  • 9781315561349
Dewey Number
  • 346.5201/​5
  • 346.5201/​2
Standard Number
  • 60002254847
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