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Drixler, Fabian Franz 1978-

Works: 5 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 1,925 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Military history  Academic theses 
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Most widely held works by Fabian Franz Drixler
Mabiki : infanticide and population growth in eastern Japan, 1660-1950 by Fabian Franz Drixler( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a society reversing deeply held worldviews and revolutionising its demography. In parts of 18th century Japan, couples raised only two or three children, resulting in shrinking villages and dwindling domain headcounts. In Eastern Japan population growth resumed in the 19th century, with fertility rates approaching six children per woman. This reverse fertility transition suggests that the demographic history of the world is more interesting than paradigms of unidirectional change would have us believe, and that the future of fertility and population growth may yet hold many surprises
Samurai and the culture of Japan's great peace by Fabian Franz Drixler( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The samurai, Japan's medieval and early modern military nobility, have for centuries captivated imaginations far beyond the confines of their own time and culture. This beautifully illustrated volume presents a large and diverse selection of samurai treasures from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History's renowned collection of Japanese artifacts. Among the fascinating objects are recently restored swords, scabbards, and armor, along with an array of prints, dishes, tea ceremony utensils, netsukes, scroll paintings, and other items suggestive of unexpectedly tranquil pursuits. The book introduces the samurai not only as warriors but also as keepers of the longest peace any large society has ever known. Although swords and armor reflect the military foundation of samurai culture, they also reveal the central importance of artistry and craftsmanship. In addition, such other treasured articles as woodblock prints, theater masks, and lacquered food bowls shed new light on the traditions of the samurai during their final era of peace
Infanticide and fertility in Eastern Japan : discourse and demography, 1660--1880 by Fabian Franz Drixler( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation argues that between 1660 and 1880, the demography of Eastern Japan was twice transformed. Effective fertility rates dropped sharply in the 1670s and remained so low for the following century that the region experienced severe depopulation. In the 1790s, that trend reversed and set the stage for a demographic expansion that ended only in the late twentieth century. At the center of these developments lay the rise and demise of a culture that tolerated and even encouraged infanticide. This culture was sustained by particular understandings of human life, political space, and the nature of time. In the 1790s, campaigners appalled by what they saw as a demographic and moral crisis successfully undermined these understandings. For the next ninety years, infanticide was a central topic in a public conversation about the nature and direction of society. A new discourse dehumanized the perpetrators of infanticide and for the first time portrayed its victims as fully-formed humans, protected by higher powers and ready to avenge their deaths as malevolent spirits. In this new context, the disastrous consequences of infanticide negated its usefulness as a tool for planning ahead and ensuring the prosperous continuity of the household
Mabiki : infanticide and population growth in eastern Japan, 1660-1940( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infanticide and its enemies : demography and discursive change in Sendai at the turn of the nineteenth century by Fabian Franz Drixler( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Mabiki : infanticide and population growth in eastern Japan, 1660-1950
Samurai and the culture of Japan's great peaceMabiki : infanticide and population growth in eastern Japan, 1660-1940
Alternative Names
Drixler, Fabian

Drixler, Fabian, 1978-

Drixler, Fabian F. 1978-

Drixler, Fabian Franz 1978-

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