Women Adrift demonstrates how women's actions and representations of women's bodies redrew the border and expanded, rather than transcended, the empire of Japan. Discussions of empire building in Japan routinely employ the idea of kokutai-the national body-to conceptualize Japan as a nation-state. Noriko J. Horiguchi shows how women impacted this notion, affecting perceptions of the national body.
Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan's Imperial Body
PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press