New PDF release: Gender Policies in Japan and the United States: Comparing

By J. Gelb

ISBN-10: 0312293550

ISBN-13: 9780312293550

ISBN-10: 1403976783

ISBN-13: 9781403976789

This booklet is the 1st to discover the similarities and adjustments in gender-related coverage making and results in Japan and the united states, focusing on the parts of equivalent employment, family violence, and reproductive rights, with extra cognizance to gender equality coverage in Japan and "family pleasant coverage" in either countries. It analyzes the importance of overseas feminism and new criteria of gender equity--kansetsu gaiatsu--as a source for eastern feminists looking coverage reform, in addition to new developments towards coverage cooperation.

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The activism of Japanese women challenges the accuracy of the contention that “while unemployed married women’s grassroots groups are widespread, women’s movements influenced by the second wave of Western feminism—which focused on securing equal rights and opportunities for women—have been less prevalent in Japan than in North America and Europe” (Eto, 2001, 243). S. counterparts. These include efforts to challenge offensive male Japanese sexual practices including sex tourism and pornography. Feminism in Japan.

Social movements operate within political opportunity structures, which may limit their range of possibilities, as well as collective action frames including cultural constraints that orient participants and aid them in creating identity. They develop mobilizing structures, involving formal movement groups and more informal social networks; and finally repertoires of contention, or approaches to political claim making (McAdam, Tarrow and Tilly, 2001, 14–15). How can success in movement mobilization be measured?

Women’s movements also have numerous strategies available for pressuring the American national government and the states as well in the federal system, from the litigation undertaken by the women’s legal specialists to such campaign finance groups as EMILY’s List, a Political Action Committee (PAC) founded in 1985 to support pro-choice candidates and others. S. feminism has become more professionalized and bureaucratized, leaving behind grassroots community activity, and what this means for the future of feminist activism.

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