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The Liberation of Sex, Onna, and Eros: The Movement and the Politics of Collective Subjectivity

Setsu Shigematsu

in Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667581
eISBN:
9781452946931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667581.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Ūman ribu’s representative campaigns on abortion and unmarried mothers, emphasizing ribu’s core concepts on the liberation of sex, onna, and eros. It focuses on the works of ... More


Origins of the Other/Onna: The Violence of Motherhood and the Birth of Ribu

Setsu Shigematsu

in Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667581
eISBN:
9781452946931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667581.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the political genealogy of Ūman ribu by mapping the points of divergence, discontinuities, and fault lines that distinguished ribu from other women’s movements in Japan. Ribu’s ... More


Ribu and Tanaka Mitsu: The Icon, the Center, and Its Contradictions

Setsu Shigematsu

in Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667581
eISBN:
9781452946931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667581.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter talks about one of Ūman ribu’s key activists, Tanaka Mitsu. During the 1970s, Tanaka appeared at leftist political gatherings and distributed handwritten manifestos that called for the ... More


Lineages of the Left: Death and Reincarnation of a Revolutionary Ideal

Setsu Shigematsu

in Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667581
eISBN:
9781452946931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667581.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the deaths of Kanba Michiko, Tokoro Mitsuko, and Kaneko Michiyo, which marked the turbulent years of the Japanese movement “New Left”. It analyzes the deep contradictions and ... More


Ribu’s Response to the United Red Army: Feminist Ethics and the Politics of Violence

Setsu Shigematsu

in Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667581
eISBN:
9781452946931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667581.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Ūman ribu’s relationship to the United Red Army (URA), a group considered to be Japan’s most violent domestic underground revolutionary sect. It discusses the approach of one of ... More


Epilogue: Lessons from the Legacy

Setsu Shigematsu

in Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667581
eISBN:
9781452946931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667581.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter outlines significant transformations and lessons from Ūman ribu’s legacy, as points of reflection for the future. It suggests the need for a new feminist analytics and ethics of violence ... More


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