Disasters and Social Crisis in Contemporary Japan

Political, Religious, and Sociocultural Responses

Editors: Mullins, Mark R., Nakano, Koichi (Eds.)

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Japan was shaken by the 'double disaster' of earthquake and sarin gas attack in 1995, and in 2011 it was hit once again by the 'triple disaster' of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. This international, multi-disciplinary group of scholars examines the state and societal responses to the disasters and social crisis.

About the authors

Barbara Ambros, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Simon Avenell, Australian National University. Tim Graf, Heidelberg University, Germany, and Tohoku University, Japan. Phoebe Holdgrün, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Japan. Barbara Holthus, University of Vienna, Austria. Rikki Kersten, Murdoch University, Australia. Love Kindstrand, University of Chicago, USA. Jeff Kingston, Temple University, Japan. Keiko Nishimura, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Rumi Sakamoto, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Ria Shibata, University of Otago, New Zealand. David H. Slater, Sophia University, Japan. Rebecca Suter, University of Sydney, Australia.

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“The present volume edited by Mark Mullins and Koichi Nakano, on the other hand, aims for a far more deeply contextualized understanding of the human impacts … . One of its unique features is that, through parallel studies, it provides fruitful comparisons between the two major ‘disaster years’ of recent Japanese history … this book is an important and original contribution to the growing multidisciplinary field of disaster studies both in the Japanese and in the global context.” (Roy Starrs, Japanese Studies, Vol. 37 (2), September, 2017)


“This book offers a strong collection of essays that will help readers understand more deeply Japan’s contemporary attitudes towards disaster. … these timely essays succeed in contextualizing and making sense of the recent political, religious, and sociocultural responses to catastrophe, and the collection is an important contribution to the multidisciplinary understanding of social struggle, crisis, and disaster in contemporary Japan.” (Pablo Figueroa, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 90 (1), March, 2017)


'How has Japanese society responded to the 11 March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters? What is the difference between the post-3.11 developments and those that followed the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and Aum Shinriky? disasters of 1995? What is the relationship between these events and the nationalistic initiatives advanced by the Liberal Democratic Party? This is a timely collection of essays that addresses these questions and examines the diverse Japanese responses to recent disasters.' - Shimazono Susumu, Sophia University, Japan

'Japan is no stranger to natural disasters. But the triple disasters of 11 March 2011 have deeply affected Japan as a whole, creating a ferment in which the centre often seems at odds with the periphery. The authors of this superb volume critically examine the political, religious, social and cultural responses, where grass roots activism challenges official complacency and assumptions about right to rule.' - Arthur Stockwin, Nissan Institute, University of Oxford, UK

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disasters and Social Crisis in Contemporary Japan
Book Subtitle
Political, Religious, and Sociocultural Responses
Editors
  • Mark R. Mullins
  • Koichi Nakano
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52132-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137521323
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52131-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 318
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