Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Managing WomenDisciplining Labor in Modern Japan$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elyssa Faison

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252967

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252967.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 24 September 2021

Epilogue

Epilogue

Managing Women in Wartime and Beyond

Chapter:
(p.137) Epilogue
Source:
Managing Women
Author(s):

Elyssa Faison

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252967.003.0007

This chapter shows that much continuity existed in the management of female factory labor during wartime and into the postwar era. By the early 1940s, the textile industry had almost totally collapsed, as the war cut off Japanese access to raw cotton and to foreign markets for finished goods. But textile-industry labor management provided a template for the state as it sought to mobilize women to work in the war economy. With defeat came the temporary resurgence of the industry, which for about two decades after the war was used to jump-start Japan's war-ravaged economy. Analysis of the Omi Kenshi Spinning strike of 1954 and Japan's Olympic gold-medal women's volleyball team of 1964, which was composed of female textile employees, help to understand better bhow postwar labor-management practices and the position of women in factory labor compared to the prewar situation.

Keywords:   female factory labor, textile industry, war economy, postwar labor-management, Japan volleyball team, Omi Kenshi Spinning strike

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.