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Mabiki : infanticide and population growth in eastern Japan, 1660-1950 / Fabian Drixler.

Author/Creator:
Drixler, Fabian Franz, 1978-
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Asia--local studies/global themes ; 25.
Asia: local studies/global themes ; 25
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Subjects:
Japan -- Population -- History.
Fertility, Human -- Japan -- History.
Infanticide -- Japan -- History.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1600-1868.
Contents:
Introduction : contested worldviews and a demographic revolution
The culture of low fertility, ca. 1660/1950. Three cultures of family planning
Humans, animals, and newborn children
Infanticide and immortality : the logic of the stem household
The material and moral economy of infanticide
The logic of infant selection
The ghosts of missing children : four approaches to estimating the rate of infanticide
Redefining reproduction : the long retreat of infanticide, ca. 1790/1950. Infanticide and extinction
"Inferior even to animals" : moral suasion and the boundaries of humanity
Subsidies and surveillance
Even a strong castle cannot be defended without soldiers : infanticide and national security
Infanticide and the geography of civilization
Epilogue : infanticide in the shadows of the modern state
Conclusion
Appendix 1. The own-children method and its mortality assumptions
Appendix 2. Sampling biases, sources of error, and the characteristics of the ten
Provinces dataset
Appendix 3. The villages of the ten provinces dataset
Appendix 4. Total fertility rates in the districts of the ten provinces
Appendix 5. Infanticide reputations
Appendix 6. Scrolls and votive tablets with infanticide scenes
Appendix 7. Childrearing subsidies and pregnancy surveillance by domain.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780520272439 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0520272439 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780520953611 (ebook)
OCLC:
788263323