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Knowledge, power, and women's reproductive health in Japan, 1690--1945

Author: Yuki Terazawa
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Genders and sexualities in history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyzes how women’s bodies became a subject and object of modern bio-power by examining the history of women’s reproductive health in Japan between the seventeenth century and the mid-twentieth century. Yuki Terazawa combines Foucauldian theory and feminist ideas with in-depth historical research. She argues that central to the rise of bio-power and the colonization of people by this power was modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1013168401
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yuki Terazawa
ISBN: 9783319730844 3319730843
OCLC Number: 1031706367
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Series Editor' Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Notes to the Reader; The Periodization of Japanese History; The Tokugawa System; Names and Romanization; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: The Reproductive Body of the Goseihō School; Goseihō's Microcosmic Body15; Manase Dōsan and the Goseihō School; Obstetrics and Gynecology Through the Genroku Era28; Katsuki Gyūzan and His Work; Pronatalist Reproductive Techniques; Disciplining Pregnant Women; Representing the Birthing Process; Markers of Sexual Difference Chapter 3: Changing Perceptions of the Female Body: The Rise of the Kagawa School of ObstetricsThe Rise of the School of Ancient Practice; The Kagawa School of Obstetrics; Kagawa Gen'etsu; The Reconceptualization of the Body in Sanron and Sanron Yoku; A New System of Obstetric Procedures; Obstetric Practice in Commercialized Society; The State, Physicians, and Reproductive Surveillance; Chapter 4: The State, Midwives, Expectant Mothers, and Childbirth Reforms from the Meiji Through to the Early Shōwa Period (1868-1930s); The Establishment of New Medical and Public Health Systems Changing Power Relations Involving the State, Medical Experts, and Expectant Mothers in Meiji JapanEarly Meiji Regulations; The Making of Modern, Nationalist Midwives; Childbirth Reforms; Reproductive Surveillance Through Midwives; Chapter 5: Women's Health Reforms in Japan at the Turn of the Twentieth Century; Discourse on "Japanese Bodies" and Adopting the Eugenics Thought; Molding Young Women's Bodies Through Physical Education; Medicalized Discourse on Women's Clothes and Beauty; Women's Resistances and Collusions; Chapter 6: Knowledge, Power, and New Maternal Health Policies (1918-1945) Efforts to Provide Free Midwifery Services for Poor WomenThe Aiiku Association and Maternal and Infant Health in Rural Japan; New Maternal and Infant Health Policies, 1937-1942; Chapter 7: Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Select Primary Sources in Japanese Language; Journals; Books; Select General Sources; Index
Series Title: Genders and sexualities in history.
Responsibility: Yuki Terazawa.

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