A narrative analysis of judicial attitudes towards sexual harassment in Japan

Wolff, Leon (2013) A narrative analysis of judicial attitudes towards sexual harassment in Japan. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, 1(2), pp. 39-52.

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Abstract

This study applies a narrative analysis of the first two judicial decisions on sexual harassment in Japan to test claims of a culture of gender bias in Japanese judicial attitudes towards victims of sexual violence. Although the results do not provide an unambiguous support or rebuttal of gendered justice in Japan, they do reveal some of the dangers of narrative analysis as a basis for making generalizable claims about how law functions in Japanese society.

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ID Code: 87798
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: sexual harassment, Japanese law, narrative analysis
ISSN: 2307-924x
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2015 01:28
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 04:15

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