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Author Feldman, Eric A.
Title The ritual of rights in Japan : law, society, and health policy / Eric A. Feldman.
Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Author Feldman, Eric A.
Series Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Japan.
Dead bodies (Law) -- Japan.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Law and legislation -- Japan.
Actions and defenses -- Japan.
Law -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
Organ Transplantation.
Patient Advocacy -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Public Policy.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 219 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-213) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Reconsidering rights in Japanese law and society -- Rights in Japanese history -- The roots of "rights" -- Rights before kenri: early antecedents -- Rights, protest, and rebellion in Tokugawa Japan -- The Movement for Freedom and Popular Rights -- State power and the control of rights -- Patients, rights, and protest in contemporary Japan -- "New rights" movements and traditional social protest -- Studying the "new rights" -- Patients' rights as "new rights": conceptualization, litigation, legislation -- Law, rights, and policy in contemporary Japan: two narratives -- AIDS policy and the politics of rights -- AIDS, public health, and individual rights -- An epidemiological view -- Hemophiliacs and gay men: rights, risks, and repression -- Proposal, debate, and enactment of the AIDS prevention law -- AIDS, activism, and accommodation -- Asserting rights, legislating death -- Rights, brain death, and organ transplantation -- Death, culture, and body parts -- Scientific, legal, medical, and political attempts to define death -- Power politics and body politics: the Ad-Hoc Committee for the Study of Brain Death and Organ Transplantation -- A tentative truce in the fight over death -- Litigation and the courts: talking about rights -- Rights and the legal process -- AIDS: crisis, compensation, and the courts -- Brain death and organ transplantation: accusation and discretion -- A sociolegal perspective on rights in Japan -- Rights, modernization, and the "uniqueness" of the Japanese legal system -- Rights and the metaphor of legal transplants.
Summary The Ritual of Rights in Japan rejects the traditional view that Japan is a nation where overt conflict and the assertion of rights are unacceptable. It examines both historical events and contemporary policy, in concluding that rights-based conflict is an important part of Japanese legal, political, and social practice.
Note English.
ISBN 0521770408 (hb)
9780521770408 (hb)
0521779642 (pbk.)
9780521779647 (pbk.)
0511172877 (electronic bk.)
9780511172878 (electronic bk.)
0511011881 (electronic bk.)
9780511011887 (electronic bk.)
9780511495465 (electronic bk.)
0511495463 (electronic bk.)
9780511049316 (electronic bk.)
0511049315 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 70743418
Additional Format Print version: Feldman, Eric A. Ritual of rights in Japan. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000 (DLC) 99023257

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