Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II

Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II

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The stories of the former comfort women -- long suppressed, but now emerging -- have galvanized both Asians and non-Asians working in a variety of fields. Scholars of Asian history and politics, feminists, human rights activists, documentary filmmakers, visual artists, and novelists have begun to address the subject of the comfort system; to take up the cause of the surviving comfort women's struggles; to call attention to past (and present) sexual violence against women, and to add the unwritten stories of former comfort women to the narratives of twentieth-century political history. This volume contains a cross-section of responses to the issues raised by the former comfort women and their new visibility on the international stage.... and Yuki Tanaka, aquot;Introduction, aquot; Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996). 5. ... Gayatri Spivak a#39;s work, such as the essays collected in In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics (New York:anbsp;...

Title:Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II
Author: Margaret Diane Stetz, Bonnie B. C. Oh
Publisher:M.E. Sharpe - 2001-01-01

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