The Sociology of Law
Online ISSN : 2424-1423
Print ISSN : 0437-6161
Family and the State in Modern Japan
Kazue Muta
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1993 Volume 1993 Issue 45 Pages 252-255,321

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It has been stressed that in modern Japan, Goverment utilized institutions of "Ie", traditional type of family, and patriarchal moral of Confucianism for mobilizing people's obedience to Emperor and the state.
But modern type of families, of which characteristics are domesticity and affectionate relationship between family members has emerged since middle of Meiji era, and this type of family was also utilized as tools of control over people by Goverment. In this paper, this will be proved by analysing textbooks on ethics used in 1870-1945.

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