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Marketing the Menacing Fetus in Japan


This text provides a careful examination of "misuko kuyo", a Japanese religious ritual for aborted foetuses. Popularized during the 1970s, when religious entrepreneurs published frightening accounts of foetal wrath and spirit attacks, misuko kuyo offers ritual attonement for women who, sometimes decades previously, chose to have abortions. In its exploration of the complex issues that surround this practice, the text takes into account the history of Japanese attitudes towards abortion, the development of abortion rituals, ...

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Marketing the Menacing Fetus in Japan
1997, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520205536


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