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When I Die: Biopolitics and the Ethics of Dying in Japans Super-aged Society

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dc.contributor.authorKim, Heekyoung-
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-19T07:11:30Z-
dc.date.available2020-11-19T07:11:30Z-
dc.date.issued2020-10-31-
dc.identifier.citationSeoul Journal of Japanese Studies, Vol.6 No.1, pp. 95-118ko_KR
dc.identifier.issn2384-2849-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10371/171274-
dc.descriptionThis article is a revised and translated version of the authors Korean article Nae ka chugŭmyŏn: chogoryŏnghwa Ilbon sahoe esŏ saengmyŏng chŏngchi wa chugŭm yulli, published in Hanguk munhwa illyuhak [Korean cultural anthropology] 51 (2) (2018), with the permission of Hanguk Munhwa Illyuhakhoe [Korean Society for Cultural Anthropology].ko_KR
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the notion of the elderly in Japan as agents who practice biopolitics themselves, and not simply the sacrificial targets of governmental biopolitical policy. It examines the sociocultural context which obligates senior citizens to engage within the national biopolitical arena despite their cognizance that neither medical technology nor welfare policies can ensure a desirable end to their lives. By looking at case studies within Nagano Prefecture, it considers how the ontological framing of old people has changed through historically sequential governmental biopolitical projects, and how the elderly have come to formulate their own sense of ethics surrounding death in response. This study uncovers how governmental biopolitical approaches, which seek to deny the deteriorative processes of human aging, risk fostering contempt for, and the exclusion of, all senior citizens of an advanced age, as they reach the conclusion of their lives.ko_KR
dc.description.sponsorshipThe translation and the English editing of this article were supported by the (Chae) Hakbong Changhakhoe [Hakbong Scholarship Foundation].ko_KR
dc.language.isoenko_KR
dc.publisherInstitute for Japanese Studies, Seoul National Universityko_KR
dc.subjectaging-
dc.subjectbiopolitics-
dc.subjectethics of dying-
dc.subjectpinpin korori-
dc.subjectgovernmentality-
dc.subjectsuperaging-
dc.subjectJapan-
dc.titleWhen I Die: Biopolitics and the Ethics of Dying in Japans Super-aged Societyko_KR
dc.typeSNU Journalko_KR
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor김희경-
dc.citation.journaltitleSeoul Journal of Japanese Studiesko_KR
dc.citation.endpage118ko_KR
dc.citation.number1ko_KR
dc.citation.startpage95ko_KR
dc.citation.volume6ko_KR
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Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원)Institute for Japanese Studies(일본연구소)Seoul Journal of Japanese Studies (SJJS)Seoul Journal of Japanese Studies vol.6 no.1(2020)
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