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May 25, 2005

[SSJ: 3716] The next DIJ Forum

From:Marga Dinkel, DIJ Tokyo
Date: 2005/05/24

Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien
DIJ Forum
In its series of public lectures, the German Institute for Japanese
Studies will present on

Thursday, 16 June 2005
Vera Mackie, Professor, University of Melbourne
Gendering the Culture of 1960s Japan

In this paper I will explore the use of visual materials as a historical
source for the history of 1960s Japan. How would we consider this
history if we were to use visual materials as a primary source, rather
than simply to illustrate points made from more conventional sources? I
will consider how alternative visions of democracy, citizenship, and
publicness are reflected in visual culture; how gender, class and
ethnicity are constituted through these sources; and some alternative
forms of (self) representation.

Vera Mackie is Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow in the
History Department at the University of Melbourne, where she is working
on a cultural history of the body in modern Japan. Major publications
include Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality,
Cambridge 2003; Gurobaruka to Jenda Hyosho [Globalisation and
Representations of Gender]; Ochanomizu Shobo, 2003; Creating Socialist
Women in Japan: Gender, Labour and Activism, 1900-1937, Cambridge, 1997
(paperback edition 2002) and Human Rights and Gender Politics:
Asia-Pacific Perspectives, co-edited with Anne Marie Hilsdon, Martha
Macintyre and Maila Stivens, Routledge, 2000.

The lecture will be given in English. It will take place on Thursday, 16
June 2005 at 6.30 p.m. at the DIJ. Admission is free, please register
with Ms. Dinkel at the DIJ.
Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien (DIJ)
Kojimachi Bldg., 3-3-6 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Tel: 03 - 3222 5198, Fax: 03 - 3222 5420, e-mail: dinkel[atx]dijtokyo.org

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