Unfolding the 'comfort women' debates : modernity, violence, women's voices / Maki Kimura.

This study offers a fresh perspective on the 'comfort women' debates. It argues that the system can be understood as the mechanism of the intersectional oppression of gender, race, class and colonialism, while illuminating the importance of testimonies of victim-survivors as the site where...

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Main Author: Kimura, Maki, 1969- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Series:Genders and sexualities in history.
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Table of Contents:
  • A question of history
  • The struggle against ultra-nationalism and the entrapment of orientalism
  • Modernity, evil and violence
  • The origin of the "comfort women" system
  • Reading the testimonies
  • Listening to women's voices
  • Representation and its limits
  • Women's agency: from social stigma to survivor-activists
  • Bearing witness to unshareable pain.