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Production And Reproduction Women Writing Women

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the ways that government policies affected women's political activities, and how the resulting experiences shaped their view of the war. It then discusses examples of the narratives women produced during the Occupation and relates these to the differing material circumstances, both before and during the war, that may have fostered gender differences in the representation of the occupied body. An element of the wartime organization and mobilization of women's bodies that was part of the "body discourse" within which Occupation-period women were writing and reading was the Imperial Army's institutionalized prostitution of the so-called ianfu ("comfort women"). The chapter concentrates in this discussion on prose fiction by Hirabayashi Taiko and Hayashi Fumiko, the two most prolific women writers of the period, with briefer examples from the work of other women.

Keywords: government policies; Hayashi Fumiko; Hirabayashi Taiko; imperial army; war; women



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