• 320 pages
  • 6 x 9
  • 30 tables, 8 figs.
  • Price: $32.95
  • EAN: 9781566392242
  • Publication: Nov 1994
  • Price: $32.95
  • EAN: 9781439900963

Women of Japan and Korea

Continuity and Change

edited by Joyce Gelb and Marian Lief Palley

This collection presents new research on the changing roles of women in Japan and Korea. At a time when women in these two countries are becoming more politically and socially prominent, these essays provide insight into the clashes that have arisen between tradition and change. The contributors compare similarities and differences in the two cultures, considering family life, education, health care, work, reproductive and legal rights, and political participation, including the rise of women's movements in Asia and the battle against sexism and gender stereotyping. Essays written by Japanese and Korean women, leading social scientists and practitioners, illuminate the current political, economic, and social status of women in Japan and Korea.

About the Author(s)

Joyce Gelb is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in Women's Studies and the Center for Research on Women in Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Marian Lief Palley is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. The two have co-authored several books together, most recently Women and Public Policies.

In the Series

Women in the Political Economy

No longer active. Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave.