Miyako Inoue

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Associate Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Stanford University
Miyako Inoue, Associate Professor in the department of Anthropology, teaches linguistic anthropology and Japan studies. Her first book, Vicarious Language: Gender and Linguistic Modernity in Japan, traces the history of the idea of “Japanese women's language” from its emergence to the opening of the twentieth century in the context of Japanese modernization, and also presents an ethnographic analysis of the centrality of women's language in contemporary gender politics. Her current research concerns the social history of Japanese stenography and its linkage with the concept of modern Japanese language, gender and colonialism.