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Title :【《UH・UR合同シシポジウム》報告】Priestess and Warrior : The Picture of Indigenous Okinawa Women in Folklore
Authors :Chibana, Megumi
Authors alternative :知花, 愛実
Issue Date :29-Mar-2013
Abstract :"All Okinawan women are Unai-gami." In Okinawa Joseishi, Eisho Miyagi celebrates the unique role of women in the Okinawan society. Unai Festiva, Unai FC, Gekidan Unai ... As Okinawan feminist activism mounted its energy, Okinawan women have united and empowered each other as Unai from their indigenous belief. While their spirituality and sisterhood have definitely played an important role in indigenous Okinawan society, representation of Okinawan women seems to have become simplified with their sacredness. What are other aspects of strength of Okinawan women? This paper examines representation of Okinawan women in folklore focusing on their warriorism. How women's warriorism are embedded in indigenous Okinawan folklore? How have this philosophy been transmitted and reflected in the representation of Okinawan women? How does it overlap with unaism? This paper examines concepts of unaism and warriorism. I discuss how unaism and warriorism in oral traditions have served to express people's thoughts, values, and emotions. This paper aims to give prominence to indigenous Okinawan women forms of resistance, through an analysis of cultural and pedagogical implications in oral traditions.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :2186-7933
Publisher :琉球大学国際沖縄研究所
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/30115
Citation :国際琉球沖縄論集 = International Review of Ryukyuan and Okinawan Studies no.2 p.19 -26
Appears in Collections:No.2 (2013/3)

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