Notes on Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes (13)

MURAKAMI Kiyoshi / July 29, 2017

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July 14, 2017
"Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes: Media, Space, and Activism": The 14th lecture
memorandum (some part of lecture contents)

The main theme of this lecture was "Practices of Discovering and Sharing Regional Women's History in Japan".

In this lecture, I settled on the subject matter of local women's history. The significance of unearthing/archiving/revealing/sharing them is recognized worldwide. In Japan as well, such efforts have ever been made steadily. However, we know little about those presence. Therefore we need to look for them in each local community. That practice has also meaning of learning grassroots feminist activities and the significance of "women's writing". It lead to a social activity of relativizing an authorized (men's) history.

In this lecture, I provided an example of Mishima Women's Circle[みしま女性史サークル]. They have kept up their activity of an oral history project aimed at senior women in the community, compiling the record, publishing the report, doing an enlightenment education about the importance of the women's history, and sharing their method of that process. It is possible to regard their activity as a typical case example of local circle movement in postwar Japan. This is a DIY project organized by local women and the results are given back to the local community. In addition, that activity is connected to parallel women's projects of neighboring area.

The future issues are how we (future generations) can inherit these achievements and methods.

◇みしま女性史サークル発行「聞き書き みしまの女(ひと)と男(ひと)の歩み」
◇みしま女性史サークル発行「聞き書き みしまの女性たちの歩み」(明治生まれ編、大正生まれ編、昭和生まれ編)
◇みしま女性史サークルにより『聞き書き 三島の女性史』が発刊されました
◇みしま女性史サークル発行「聞き書き みしまの女性たちの歩み〜明治・大正生まれ続編〜」

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The Course in the First Half of the 2017 Academic Year at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies: Introduction to Gender Studies "Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes: Media, Space, and Activism" (Lecturer: MURAKAMI Kiyoshi)

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