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dc.contributor.advisorHanes, Jeffreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaxson, Hillaryen_US
dc.creatorMaxson, Hillaryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-26T04:06:19Z
dc.date.available2012-10-26T04:06:19Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/12446
dc.description.abstractOver the course of forty years, from 1905-1945, Japan's Ministry of Education successfully formed, propagated, and invented the martial mother tradition. The stories compiled in the Ministry of Education's textbooks taught young women not only to encourage their future sons' patriotism but also to enter public spaces themselves and show their own patriotism, or matriotism. Throughout wartime Japan many mothers behaved as stoic, tear-less, child-sacrificing martial mothers in public; however, in private they shared very close and loving relationships with their adult children. While many mothers told their departing soldier sons to "come back dead" in public, the dynamics of their private relationship with their sons were quite different. In the postwar era, though the martial mother ideal vanished from Japan's educational system, the manifesto of the Mothers' Congress of 1955 revealed that martial motherhood was a significant aspect of many mothers' wartime experience.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved.en_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectJapanen_US
dc.subjectMatriotismen_US
dc.subjectMotheren_US
dc.subjectWaren_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.titleMartial Motherhood in Modern Japan, 1905-1955en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US


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