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Unfolding the ‘Comfort Women’ Debates

Modernity, Violence, Women's Voices

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  • © 2016


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

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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.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Modernity and the System of ‘Comfort Women’

  3. Probing Historical ‘Truth’

  4. The Limits of Representation

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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