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Author Kato, Masae, 1971-

Title Women's rights? : the politics of eugenic abortion in modern Japan / Masae Kato.

Publication Info. [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (342 pages) : illustrations.
Series IIAS publications series, Monographs ; 2
IIAS publications series. Monographs ; 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-335) and index.
Contents 1. Historical Background -- 2. Abortion Debates in the 1970s -- 3. On women's selfishness and the right to abortion -- 4. Abortion Debates in the 1980s -- 5. Analysis of the Discourse on the Concept of Individual, Political Rights in the 1980s -- 6. The Debate on the Notion of Individual, Political Rights after the Repeal of the Eugenic Protection Law -- 7. Liberated Individuals? -- Conclusion -- Appendices.
Summary This book analyses the debates between handicapped people's movement and women's movement in Japan about the issue of selective abortion focusing on the concept of 'right'.
Note Print version record.
Subject Abortion -- Law and legislation -- Japan.
Eugenics -- Japan.
Prenatal diagnosis -- Japan.
Fetus -- Abnormalities -- Japan.
Women's rights -- Japan.
People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- Japan.
Abortion, Eugenic -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Abortion, Eugenic -- ethics.
Civil Rights.
Fetus -- abnormalities.
Prenatal Diagnosis -- ethics.
Women's Rights.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Society and social sciences.
Society and culture: general.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
Abortion -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00794598
Eugenics. (OCoLC)fst00916432
Fetus -- Abnormalities. (OCoLC)fst00923428
People with disabilities -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst01057253
Prenatal diagnosis. (OCoLC)fst01075465
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Eugenische Indikation.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1970-2000
Other Form: Print version: Kato, Masae, 1971- Women's rights? [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2009 9789053567937 (OCoLC)327849684
Standard No. 9786612129087
ISBN 9789048501434 (electronic bk.)
9048501431 (electronic bk.)
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