Prof. Dr. Toshiko Himeoka - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Winter term 1998/1999

Toshiko Himeoka is a professor at Ritsumeika University in Japan in the faculty of international relations. Previously, she studied chemistry at Nara Women’s University in Japan. Within her research work, Himeoka connects historical and sociological perspectives in the field of social history in Japan and Germany. She is also a member of the research association for women’s studies in Japan. Between 1990 and 1992 she advised the Japanese Ministry of Education and Arts on their design of projects in women’s studies. In addition, Himeoka is a co-publisher of the renowned Yearbook for Women’s Studies in Japan.

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative social history
  • Gender and work in the German and Japanese modernisation process
  • Social history of the women’s movement in Japan and Germany
  • Development of the gender relations in the textile industry

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Politische Soziologie der Geschlechterverhältnisse und der Frauenbewegung
Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, winter term 1998/99, Wednesday, 2–4 p.m., GC 03/146

Selected Publications
Himeoka, Toshiko. 1993. Mütterlicher Feminismus im modernen Deutschland. Tokyo: Keishobo.

Himeoka, Toshiko. 1992. Das vereinigte Deutschland und die Frauen. Tokyo: o.V.

Himeoka, Toshiko et al. 1990. ›Die Frau‹ als Institution. Vergleichende Sozialgeschichte der Sexualität, Geburt und Familie. Tokyo: o.V.