Coverart for item
The Resource Abortion before birth control : the politics of reproduction in postwar Japan, Tiana Norgren

Abortion before birth control : the politics of reproduction in postwar Japan, Tiana Norgren

Label
Abortion before birth control : the politics of reproduction in postwar Japan
Title
Abortion before birth control
Title remainder
the politics of reproduction in postwar Japan
Statement of responsibility
Tiana Norgren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why has postwar Japanese abortion policy been relatively progressive, while contraception policy has been relatively conservative? The Japanese government legalized abortion in 1948 but did not approve the pill until 1999. In this carefully researched study, Tiana Norgren argues that these contradictory policies flowed from very different historical circumstances and interest group configurations. Doctors and family planners used a small window of opportunity during the Occupation to legalize abortion, and afterwards, doctors and women battled religious groups to uphold the law. The pill, on the other hand, first appeared at an inauspicious moment in history. Until circumstances began to change in the mid-1980s, the pharmaceutical industry was the pill's lone champion: doctors, midwives, family planners, and women all opposed the pill as a potential threat to their livelihoods, abortion rights, and women's health. Clearly written and interwoven with often surprising facts about Japanese history and politics, Norgren's book fills vital gaps in the cross-national literature on the politics of reproduction, a subject that has received more attention in the European and American contexts. Abortion Before Birth Control will be a valuable resource for those interested in abortion and contraception policies, gender studies, modern Japanese history, political science, and public policy
Member of
Cataloging source
MiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norgren, Christiana A. E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of the East Asian Institute
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Birth control
  • Family size
  • Women
  • Japan
  • Contraceptive Agents, Female
  • Social Control Policies
  • Human Rights
  • History
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Reproductive Techniques
  • Industry
  • Social Sciences
  • Persons
  • Organizations
  • History, Modern 1601-
  • Social Control, Formal
  • Policy
  • Health Care Economics and Organizations
  • Contraceptive Agents
  • Obstetric Surgical Procedures
  • Humanities
  • Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
  • Named Groups
  • Technology, Industry, and Agriculture
  • Therapeutics
  • Reproductive Control Agents
  • Sociology
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Technology, Industry, Agriculture
  • Therapeutic Uses
  • Physiological Effects of Drugs
  • Pharmacologic Actions
  • Chemical Actions and Uses
  • Chemicals and Drugs
  • Consumer Organizations
  • Contraceptives, Oral
  • Disabled Persons
  • History, 20th Century
  • Public Policy
  • Legislation as Topic
  • Abortion, Legal
  • Women's Rights
  • Abortion, Eugenic
  • History of Medicine
  • Contraception
  • Drug Industry
  • Politics
  • HISTORY
  • Abortion
  • Birth control
  • Family size
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • Japan
  • Anticonceptie
  • Abortus provocatus
  • Avortement
  • Régulation des naissances
  • Famille
  • Femmes
Label
Abortion before birth control : the politics of reproduction in postwar Japan, Tiana Norgren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Politics of Interests -- Ch. 3. For the Good of the Nation: Prewar Abortion and Contraception Policy -- Ch. 4. Japan Legalizes Abortion: The Intersection of National and Professional Interests -- Ch. 5. The Politics of Abortion: Movements to Revise the Eugenic Protection Law (1952-2000) -- Ch. 6. Abortion before Birth Control: Japanese Contraception Policy (1945-1960) -- Ch. 7. The Politics of the Pill (1955-2000) -- Ch. 8. Conclusion
Control code
ocn298104993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400843862
Lccn
00066941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv17czb47
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)298104993
Label
Abortion before birth control : the politics of reproduction in postwar Japan, Tiana Norgren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Politics of Interests -- Ch. 3. For the Good of the Nation: Prewar Abortion and Contraception Policy -- Ch. 4. Japan Legalizes Abortion: The Intersection of National and Professional Interests -- Ch. 5. The Politics of Abortion: Movements to Revise the Eugenic Protection Law (1952-2000) -- Ch. 6. Abortion before Birth Control: Japanese Contraception Policy (1945-1960) -- Ch. 7. The Politics of the Pill (1955-2000) -- Ch. 8. Conclusion
Control code
ocn298104993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400843862
Lccn
00066941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv17czb47
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)298104993

Subject

Genre

Member of

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...