Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women

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Womansword is an insightful look at Japanese words concerning women and what they reveal about the status of women in modern Japan. In a collection of short, lively essays, author Kittredge Cherry considers the connotations, usage, and context of several hundred common words and phrases related to female identity, girlhood, marriage, mothering, working, sex, and aging. These Japanese words offer a new perspective on issues that are central to the lives of women everywhere. We learn, for instance, that an "intruder wife" ...

Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women 2016, Stone Bridge Press

ISBN-13: 9781611720297

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Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women 2002, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770028884

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Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women 1992, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770016553

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Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women 1987, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9780870117947

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