Clothing their identities : competing ideas of masculinity and identity in Meiji Japanese culture

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dc.contributor.advisor Swope, Kenneth
dc.contributor.author Culy, Anna M.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-02T16:12:52Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-02T16:12:52Z
dc.date.created 2013-07-20
dc.date.issued 2013-07-20
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197420
dc.description.abstract This is an in-depth analysis of competing cultural ideas at a pivotal time in Japanese history through study of masculinity and identity. Through diaries, newspaper articles, and illustrations found in popular periodicals of the Meiji period, it is evident that there were two major groups who espoused very different sets of ideals competing for the favor of the masses and the control of Japanese progress in the modern world. Manner of dress, comportment, hygiene, and various other parts of outward appearance signified the mentality and ideology of the person in question. One group espoused traditional Japanese ideas of masculinity and dress while another advocated embracing Western dress and culture. This, in turn, explained their opinions on the direction they believed Japan should take. Throughout the Meiji period (1868-1912), the two ideas grew and competed for supremacy until the late Meiji period when they merged to form a traditional-minded modernity.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of History
dc.subject.lcsh Masculinity -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
dc.subject.lcsh Masculinity -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
dc.subject.lcsh Men's clothing -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
dc.subject.lcsh Men's clothing -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
dc.subject.other Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1868-1912.
dc.subject.other Japan -- Civilization -- Western influences.
dc.title Clothing their identities : competing ideas of masculinity and identity in Meiji Japanese culture en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Clothing their identities :|bcompeting ideas of masculinity & identity in Meiji Japanese culture
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1721294


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