Ambros, Barbara R. Women in Japanese Religions. NYU Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781479884063
Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan’s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent and even misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotion and emulation among women?
In Women in Japanese Religions, Barbara R. Ambros examines the roles that women have played in the religions of Japan. An Keep Reading→