トンプキンス, レベッカ   TOMPKINS, Rebecca
  トンプキンス, レベッカ
   所属   専修大学  国際コミュニケーション学部
   職種   講師
言語種別 日本語
発行・発表の年月 2017/02
形態種別 未選択
標題 “Our Mission as Women:” Cooperation between Women’s Groups and City Authorities in the Garbage Campaign of Prewar Tokyo
執筆形態 単著
掲載誌名 Yearbook of Women’s History Vol. 36 pp. 183-196
巻・号・頁 36,183-196頁
概要 In 1933, the Women’s League to Purify Tokyo City Politics, whose core members were leaders of the country’s nascent women’s suffrage movement, initiated a far-reaching campaign to combat the city’s ‘garbage problem.’ The newly constructed waste incinerators in downtown Tokyo were generating clouds of noxious smoke, impacting residents’ lives. The League embraced the issue, organizing a lecture series about household waste separation, distributing thousands of fliers, assisting in the city’s contest for a ‘cleaning slogan,’ and even producing a movie about the garbage problem at the behest of city authorities. Drawing on archival sources, this paper analyzes the cooperation between the women’s activist group and city authorities in the 1930s Tokyo garbage campaign. It focuses on the ways in which the League initiated the garbage campaign as a conscious political strategy to promote their goal of elevating the status of women in public life.