Planetary Atmospheres and Urban Society After Fukushima

Editors: Thouny, Christophe, Yoshimoto, Mitsuhiro (Eds.)

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  • Reframes the debate on Fukushima Japan as a planetary event, across academic disciplines and professional practices
  • Combines cutting-edge works in Japanese urban sociology and readings of literature and visual culture with provocative discussions of media ecologies and environmental crisis
  • Offers a variety of case studies, literary texts along with theoretical discussions of academic practices and discourses on and around Fukushima Japan
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This collection examines the event of Fukushima in Japan in terms of urban sociology and cultural politics to portray the triple catastrophe of March 2011 as both a planetary event and a dual economic and environmental crisis which indelibly marked Japan and the wider global community. The contributors examine how this new situation has been expressed in particular cultural forms (literature, film), political discourses and urban everyday life in Tokyo and Fukushima, arguing for an imperative need to redefine the national frame of analysis in terms of the concept of the planetary. Building on recent debates in ecocriticism, Planetary Atmospheres and Urban Life After Fukushima deconstructs the spatial logic of containment that reduces the event of Fukushima to a place-bound object to instead reinscribe this event within an open narrative of the planetary. This we believe will allow us to redefine our topologies of attachment to local places beside national discourses of unity, resilience and global strategies of risk management, and open the way to a radical rethink of Japan’s cultural politics of Japan after March 2011.

About the authors

Christophe Thouny is Assistant Professor in the Center for Global Communication Strategies at The University of Tokyo, Japan. His research interests focus on the modern urban experience in Japan in relation with nationalism, globalization, and environmental problems. 

Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto is Professor at the School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University, Japan.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planetary Atmospheres and Urban Society After Fukushima
Editors
  • Christophe Thouny
  • Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2007-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2007-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2006-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9502-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 218
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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