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Unfolding the ‘Comfort Women’ Debates

Modernity, Violence, Women's Voices

Palgrave Macmillan

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Part of the book series: Genders and Sexualities in History (GSX)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. A Question of History

      • Maki Kimura
      Pages 3-26
  3. Modernity and the System of ‘Comfort Women’

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27
    2. Modernity, Evil and Violence

      • Maki Kimura
      Pages 50-70
  4. Probing Historical ‘Truth’

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103
    2. Reading the Testimonies

      • Maki Kimura
      Pages 105-140
    3. Listening to Women’s Voices

      • Maki Kimura
      Pages 141-166
  5. The Limits of Representation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
    2. Representation and Its Limits

      • Maki Kimura
      Pages 169-192
    3. Bearing Witness to Unshareable Pain

      • Maki Kimura
      Pages 215-238
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 239-283

About this book

This study offers a fresh perspective on the 'comfort women' debates. It argues that the system can be understood as the mechanism of the intersectional oppression of gender, race, class and colonialism, while illuminating the importance of testimonies of victim-survivors as the site where women recover and gain their voices and agencies.

Keywords

  • comfort women
  • sexual violence
  • rape
  • modernity
  • Orientalism
  • feminism
  • Second World War
  • colonialism
  • gender
  • history
  • history of literature
  • nationalism
  • Orient
  • violence
  • women

About the author

Maki Kimura is Teaching Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University College London, and Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UK. She has previously been involved in various projects on racial and gender equalities and has researched and taught wide-ranging issues in gender and politics.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-39251-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)