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Modernity and New Women:‘Shopgirls’in Britain and Japan
日時
2017年4月8日(土)13:30-17:00
場所
東京大学本郷キャンパス東洋文化研究所3階大会議室マップ
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プログラム

13:30 趣旨説明:山口みどり Midori Yamaguchi
13:40 講演:パメラ・コックス Pamela Cox
‘Shopgirls’, Modernity and ‘New Women’ in Britain and Beyond
14:40 コメント:青木淳子 Junko Aoki
Shopgirls as ‘Modern girls’in Japan
15:00 コーヒーブレイク
15:30 質疑応答
17:00 閉会

講演者

Pamela Cox is a professor of sociology and social history at the University of Essex. She is the chair of the Social History Society, one of the UK’s ‘learned societies’. She recently presented two BBC television series on women’s work, Servants (2012) and Shopgirls (2014). Her teaching and research covers questions of gender, work, family life, crime and the life-course. She has recently joined the editorial board of Asian Women, an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural journal published by the Research Institute of Asian Women based in Seoul.

講演要旨

‘Shopgirls’, Modernity and ‘new women’ in Britain and beyond
by Pamela Cox
Britain was famously described by Napoleon as ‘a nation of shopkeepers’. In his eyes, British power was based on commerce rather than grand designs. He was to be proved correct. By 1900, the British service sector was the largest in the world - a highly varied economic sphere employing over a third of all British workers. Most of these workers were based in retail, distribution and transport followed by domestic, care and financial services. Within retail, a growing number of these workers were young women. In the 1820s, a new term was coined to describe them: ‘shopgirls’. Over time, they would come to dominate this previously male-dominated realm but also to embody the rise of urban consumer culture in Britain with its new contested forms of aesthetic, emotional and sexualised labour. Like other kinds of ‘new women’, ‘shopgirls’ were powerful yet ambiguous symbols of modernity. Unlike other kinds of ‘new women’, however, their history has only recently been addressed. This paper draws on research and images assembled for my recent BBC television series, Shopgirls, and accompanying co-authored book (Cox and Hobley, 2014). It also explores the parallel rise of shopgirls in other parts of the world, including Japan.

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英語

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主催

科研「新しい女性」とアジアの近代―情動にみる思想・価値観の形成過程の比較研究」(代表:山口みどり)

共催

イギリス女性史研究会、科研「19世紀英領植民地世界における「家族の標準化」とその限界」、科研「イギリス帝国と近代日本―帝国的諸事業・思想の越境的伝搬と展開」

協力

東京大学 東洋文化研究所
東京大学大学院博士課程教育リーディングプログラム「多文化共生・統合人間学プログラム(IHS)」教育プロジェクト4「多文化共生社会をプロデュースする」

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