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Women and Religion in Japan
editor(s): Okuda, Akiko / Haruko, Okano
contributor(s): Translated by Watts, Alison;
volume: 42
pages/dimensions: 204 pages
language: English
binding: Book (Paperback)
publishing date: 04.01.1998
prices: 34,00 Eur[D] / 35,00 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-04014-3
34,00 Eur

In this book it was possible to examine only a small part of the various religions in Japan, and so it could not be said that this is still not a sufficient elucidation of Japanese patriarchy. In some chapters the criticism of religion is very strong, others investigate ‘femininity’ before religion and test the regeneration of women’s religion which has been stuck from male history; therefore, the positions on religion are varied. However, these are only differences in focus of interest and as such are illustrative of the diversity of feminism, not essential differences.
Okuda Akiko, Introduction
Okano Haruko, A feminist Critique of Japanese Religions
Kono Nobuko, Women and Nation – Reflections on the Kojiki
Nakano Yuko, Women and Buddhism – Blood Impurity and Motherhood
Iwata Sumie, Meeting Christian Women in Sixteenth Century Japan
Okuda Akiko, The Conflict of Tradition and Modernity
Igeta Midori, Women’s Role – A Channel for Power
Haga Akira, Women and Soka Gakkai
Chun Kwangne, Victims of the Emperor Faith
Okano Haruko, Afterword – The Future of Feminism and Religion