|Budget Amount *help
¥2,300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,300,000)
Fiscal Year 1999 : ¥800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥1,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,500,000)
The purpose of this study is to re-appraise American history from the perspective of gender. Gender here is defined as the human relationship based on sexual difference and in this study, is related to other human relations based on difference, such as race/ethnic and class relations. For this purpose, first, I have conducted historiographical studies on multiculturalism, feminism, and women's history. These studies in part resulted in the essay, "Multiculturalism and Feminism : From Women's History to Gender History." Second, I have also done several studies based on specific data. "The Rise of Gender Society and the Challenge of Feminism : Another History of Nineteenth-Century America," is an example.
In the process of the study, I adopted the concept of public/private which has recently risen as a central issue among historians and applied it to a study on the employment of American women during World War II. ("Private Rosies and Public Mothers : The Employment of Women During World War II in Berkeley, CA"). In relation to this theme, I also studied teenage employment and written a paper, which will be delivered at the meeting of the Organization of American Historians to be held at St. Louis, MO on March 31 this year.
Using what I have learned from the above study, I am now writing a history of twentieth-century America. This history is intended to be a new American history from the perspective of human relations and planned to be published as a book next year.