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Scream from the Shadows – The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan - Minnesota Scholarship Online
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Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Setsu Shigematsu


More than forty years ago a women’s liberation movement called man ribu was born in Japan amid conditions of radicalism, violence, and imperialist aggression. This book presents a sustained history of man ribu’s formation, its political philosophy, and its contributions to feminist politics across and beyond Japan. Through an in-depth analysis of man ribu, this book furthers our understanding of Japan’s gender-based modernity and imperialism and expands our perspective on transnational liberation and feminist movements worldwide. This book engages with political philosophy while also contextua ... More

Keywords: women’s liberation movement, man ribu, Japan, radicalism, imperialist aggression, feminist politics, student movements, Tanaka Mitsu

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816667581
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816667581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Setsu Shigematsu, author
Assistant Professor, Media & Cultural Studies Department, University of California, Riverside

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