The Rural Family Image in the 1930s of Ie no Hikari: With a Focus on “Industrial Unionism”
108 , 2016-03-31 , お茶の水女子大学大学院人間文化創成科学研究科
This study examines what kind of discourse is carried out in the context of the rural family image\by the depiction of “Industrial Unionism”. In particular, it is worth considering the period of five years\expansion plans of the ‘ Industrial Association ’ as a measure to fight Showa Depression. The period\goes parallel with the period of an increase of circulation in Ie no Hikari. In addition, this plan is\consistent with the period when “Industrial Unionism” was shown.\The results of the analysis show that the concept of “cooperation” for “Industrial Unionism” emerged\under difficult economic conditions. This concept was also sought for rural families. The role was\“economic improvement of home” and a high awareness of consumption was expected. On the other\hand, different views also emerged about whether the role of women was to supplement the role of\men or women were to assume the main leadership. In any case, the cooperation between husband\and wife was emphasized and the affinity with “Industrial Unionism” was reviewed by pointing out the\role of women in the household.