Masae Kato. Women's Rights? The Politics of Eugenic Abortion in Modern Japan. International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Publications Series
International and Intercultural Studies (Pitzer)
This unassuming volume intervenes in a number of major debates for transnational feminism, and makes a major contribution to both activist work and feminist theory with significance well beyond the specialized limits of Japanese feminism and the global abortion rights movements. Published as part of a new series from the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) intended to “encourage the interdisciplinary and comparative study of Asia,” this volume moves readily across linguistic barriers and also the boundary usually dividing activists from theorists and academics with a number of suggestive arguments.
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Parker, Joseph. Review of Masae Kato, Women’s Rights? The Politics of Eugenic Abortion in Modern Japan. Monograph 2, IIAS Publication Series. Amsterdam University Press, 2009, in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 40.7 (2011): 951-55.