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Pub Date: 12/13/2016

Pages: 176

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

Imprint: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN 13: 9781611720297

ISBN 10: 161172029X

Price: $19.95 / $25.99 CAN

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies


By Kittredge Cherry

Price: $19.95



About the Book

"A very graceful, erudite job . . . extraordinarily revealing."—The New York Times

Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect female stereotypes in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed.

Kittredge Cherry studied in Japan and has written about the country for Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. She has a journalism degree from University of Iowa.

About the Book

A linguistic portrait of Japanese womanhood, in a new edition that reveals how things have—and haven't—changed in 30 years


Author Kittredge Cherry studied in Japan on a Rotary International Journalism scholarship at Kobe College and International Christian University in Tokyo. She has written about Japan for such publications as Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. Her popular “Cool Words” column was a regular feature at the Asahi Weekly from 2006-09. A native of Iowa, Cherry has degrees in journalism and art history from the University of Iowa, and a master of divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.

Kitt's specialties include women’s issues, language, culture, and communication.The New York Times Book Review praised her "very graceful, erudite" writing style and her poetry has won several awards. Her books have been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, and Polish.