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“The Revolution Will Not Be Translated: Transfiguring American Feminism in 1970s–1980s Japan”

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dc.contributor.author Welker, James
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-21T19:10:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-21T19:10:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/39816
dc.description.abstract In Japan, the year 1970 saw a new wave of feminist activism soon called ūman ribu (women’s lib). While the mainstream media portrayed the ribu movement as an American import, local conditions were the driving force behind ribu activism, which first took shape among women with scant knowledge of or connections to nascent American second wave feminism. Even as interest was expressed within the movement in women’s activism abroad, and techniques such as consciousness raising were borrowed, most ribu discourse and activism was local in focus. Translations of feminist writing from the US and elsewhere would, however, quickly come to play a significant, though largely indirect, role in ribu discourse. In this talk I will survey the production, reception, influence, and transfiguration within and beyond the ribu movement of translated second wave feminist writing, including Notes from the Second Year (1969), Our Bodies, Ourselves (1973) and The Hite Report (1976). en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CWAGS Lecture Series en
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subject Japan en
dc.subject Feminist en
dc.subject Feminism en
dc.subject 1970-1980 en
dc.subject Ribu en
dc.subject Notes from the Second Year en
dc.subject Our Bodies, Ourselves en
dc.subject The Hite Report en
dc.title “The Revolution Will Not Be Translated: Transfiguring American Feminism in 1970s–1980s Japan” en
dc.type sound en
dc.type.text Other en
dc.description.affiliation Women's and Gender Studies, Centre for en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
dc.description.scholarlevel Postdoctoral en


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