Autor: Tom Gill
ISBN-13: 9781906165512
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 316
Gewicht: 509 g
Format: 233x156x22 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Japan Copes with Calamity

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Bringing together studies by experienced researchers of Japan from field sites around the disaster zone, this book presents the survivors' struggles in their own words: from enduring life in shelters and temporary housing, through re-creating the fishing industry, to rebuilding life-ways and relationships bruised by bereavement.
Contents: Tom Gill/Brigitte Steger/David H. Slater: The 3.11 Disasters - David H. Slater: Urgent Ethnography - Brigitte Steger: Solidarity and Distinction through Practices of Cleanliness in Tsunami Evacuation Shelters in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture - Nathan J. Peterson: Adapting Religious Practice in Response to Disaster in Iwate Prefecture - Johannes Wilhelm/Alyne Delaney: No Homes, No Boats, No Rafts: Miyagi Coastal People in the Aftermath of Disaster - David McNeill: Them versus Us: Japanese and International Reporting of the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis - Ikeda Yoko: The Construction of Risk and the Resilience of Fukushima in the Aftermath of the Nuclear Power Plant Accident - Morioka Rika: Mother Courage: Women as Activists between a Passive Populace and a Paralyzed Government - Tom Gill: This Spoiled Soil: Place, People and Community in an Irradiated Village in Fukushima Prefecture - Tuukka Toivonen: Youth for 3.11 and the Challenge of Dispatching Young Urban Volunteers to North-eastern Japan - David H. Slater: Moralities of Volunteer Aid: The Permutations of Gifts and their Reciprocals - Brigitte Steger: Still Missing ...
Four years after the 3.11 disaster in Japan, this acclaimed collection of ethnographies in English on the Japanese communities affected by the giant Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters continues to be the only one of its kind. With a new preface offering an update on the affected communities, this volume brings together studies by experienced researchers of Japan from field sites around the disaster zone. The contributors present the survivors' struggles in their own words: from enduring life in shelters and temporary housing, through re-creating the fishing industry, to rebuilding life-ways and relationships bruised by bereavement. They contrast the sudden brutal loss of life from the tsunami with the protracted anxiety about exposure to radiation and study the battle to protect children, family and a way of life from the effects of destruction, displacement and discrimination. The local communities' encounters with volunteers and journalists who poured into Tohoku after the disaster and the campaign to win compensation from the state and nuclear industry are also explored. This volume offers insights into the social fabric of rural communities in north-eastern Japan and suggests how the human response to disaster may be improved in the future.
Editiert von: Tom Gill, Brigitte Steger, David H. Slater
Tom Gill is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama. Brigitte Steger is Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Downing College. David H. Slater is Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University in Tokyo and Director of the Institute of Comparative Culture there.

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Autor: Tom Gill
ISBN-13 :: 9781906165512
ISBN: 1906165513
Erscheinungsjahr: 24.02.2015
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 509g
Seiten: 316
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 15002, 2. Auflage. Revised
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 233x156x22 mm, Illustrations, b-w / Tables