Martial Motherhood in Modern Japan, 1905-1955

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dc.contributor.advisor Hanes, Jeffrey en_US
dc.contributor.author Maxson, Hillary en_US
dc.creator Maxson, Hillary en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-26T04:06:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-26T04:06:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12446
dc.description.abstract Over 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.rights All Rights Reserved. en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Japan en_US
dc.subject Matriotism en_US
dc.subject Mother en_US
dc.subject War en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.title Martial Motherhood in Modern Japan, 1905-1955 en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US


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