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By Sonya Andermahr, Lawrence Phillips

ISBN-10: 1441169288

ISBN-13: 9781441169280

Bringing jointly prime overseas students of up to date fiction and smooth ladies writers, this publication presents authoritative new severe readings of Angela Carter's paintings from numerous cutting edge theoretical and disciplinary ways. Angela Carter: New severe Readings either evaluates Carter's legacy as feminist provocateur and postmodern stylist, and broaches new floor in contemplating Carter as, variously, a poet and a ‘naturalist'. together with insurance of Carter's earliest writings and her journalism in addition to her extra extensively studied novels, brief tales and dramatic works, the ebook covers such themes as rescripting the canon, surrealism, and Carter's poetics.

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Socialists and feminists argued that, if women were to support the militarist aims of the state in various ways, they should have the political rights to match such support. The Russo-Japanese War also prompted demands for state assistance for widows and their children, a 32 Feminism in Modern Japan suggestion that women's role as nurturers of future soldiers should be matched by the discharge of the state's duty to look after loyal subjects who have rendered service to the state. The activities of the Patriotic Women's Association provided an opportunity for comment by several critics on the issue of women's political participation.

Some women's organisations embraced notions of 'good wives and wise mothers', reworking them to give women a role in philanthropic activities, while government agencies used this ideology in policies which mobilised women in patriotic organisations. As we have seen, the Meiji state did not recognise the notion of 'natural rights', let alone extend them to women. According to Confucian ideology, power relations in the family were articulated directly into the power relations of the state. Other women, however, tried to keep alive the liberal promise of the early Meiji period and aspired to the citizenship rights which were denied them under the Meiji system.

32 For Kishida, the family was the antithesis of the values of freedom she advocated. In an article on the education of the protected young women of the upper classes, she revealed the tragedy behind the phrase used to describe the upbringing of young ladies - 'hakoiri musume' (daughters raised in boxes). 33 Daughters raised in such protective conditions were like cultivated plants whose growth had been stunted, in comparison with flowers growing wild in the mountains and valleys. 34 Kishida advocated reform of the family system, and new forms of women's education which would equip women to take a politically responsible role in society.

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