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The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan

By Takeda Hiroko

Routledge – 2004 – 288 pages

Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

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Description

This book analyzes the political economy of reproduction and its role in the process of Japanese modernization. Hiroko analyzes state attempts and policies to intervene into women's bodies and everyday lives to integrate them into the Japanese political economy. Based on Foucault's concept of governmentality the author develops a model to assess reproduction in three forms - economic, biological and socio-political - from 1868 until the present day.

Contents

Introduction 1. Reproduction and Governmentality 2. The Creation of a Modern Reproductive System in Prewar Japan 3. Reproduction in the Total War Regime and the Occupation 4. A Reproductive System for Postwar Economic Growth 5. A Case Study: The New Life Movement 6. Conclusion

Author Bio

Takeda Hiroko recently completed her PhD in Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield, researching the political function of 'reproduction' in post-war Japanese society, in particular relations to the organisation of a gendered society.

Name: The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Takeda Hiroko. This book analyzes the political economy of reproduction and its role in the process of Japanese modernization. Hiroko analyzes state attempts and policies to intervene into women's bodies and everyday lives to integrate them into the Japanese...
Categories: Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Japanese Politics