Colonizing Sex by Sabine Fruhstuck
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Colonizing Sex
By Sabine Fruhstuck

Colonizing Sex

Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan

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Colonizing Sex by Sabine Fruhstuck

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A sweeping study of sex, power, and knowledge in modern Japan, this ambitious work provides the first full-scale, detailed history of the formation and application of a science of sex from Meiji through mid-twentieth century Japan. Tracing the different uses made of sexual knowledge, the book brings to light the complex and subtle interplay between sexuality, scientific expertise, social control, and empire building. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, Fruhstuck analyzes the conflicts and negotiations that aimed at producing a normative sexuality. She shows how the 'colonization' of sex was enacted through debates over several issues: the necessity of sex education; the prevention of venereal diseases; the problem of masturbation and its alleged consequences; the legalization of birth control; the fight against prostitution; the emergence of eugenics; and, eventually, the implementation of 'racial hygiene' policies. In "Colonizing Sex" we see how these struggles were driven by rhetoric consisting of cries for defense, liberation, and truth - emphasizing in every historical moment how the sexual body has been, and is, part of much broader currents in political, cultural and social life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520235489
ISBN-10: 0520235487
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 277
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sabine Fruhstuck

Sabine Fruhstuck is Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is coeditor of The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure (1998) and Neue Geschichten der Sexualitat: Beispiele aus Ostasien und Zentraleuropa 1700-2000 (1999). She is currently completing a book on military-societal relations in modern Japan, entitled Avant-garde: The Army of the Future.

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