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Crisis and Disaster in Japan and New Zealand

Actors, Victims and Ramifications

Editors: Bouterey, Susan, Marceau, Lawrence E. (Eds.)

  • Examines a range of natural and man-made disasters across Asia Pacific, from the Hiroshima bombing to the Christchurch earthquake.
  • Considers the challenges of reviving and rebuilding communities in disaster struck areas
  • Provides a unique interdisciplinary perspective on the aftermaths of these disasters and their impact on society and culture 
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About this book

This collection examines a broad spectrum of natural and human-made disasters that have occurred in Japan and New Zealand, including WWII and the atomic bombing of Japan and two recent major earthquake events, the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Christchurch Earthquake, which occurred in 2011. Through these studies, the book provides important insights into the events themselves and their tragic effects, but most significantly a multidisciplinary take on the different cultural responses to disaster, changing memories of disasters over time, the impacts of disaster on different societies, and the challenges post-disaster in reviving communities and traditional cultural practices. Bringing in humanities and social science perspectives to disaster studies, this collection offers a significant contribution to disaster studies.

About the authors

Susan Bouterey is Senior Lecturer in Japanese at the department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Lawrence E. Marceau is Senior Lecturer in Japanese, Faculty of Arts, School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, Asian Studies Disciplinary Area, University of Auckland.

 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bouterey, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • One Flood, Two ‘Saviours’: Takebe Ayatari’s Changing Discourse on the Kanpō Floods of 1742

    Marceau, Lawrence E.

    Pages 13-21

  • Writing Shanghai, the Atomic Bomb, and Incest: Homelessness and Stigmatized Womanhood of Hayashi Kyōko

    Shibata, Yuko

    Pages 23-40

  • Resilience of Communities Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Restoration of Their Local Festivals

    Takizawa, Katsuhiko

    Pages 41-57

  • Foreign Residents’ Experiences of the Flyjin Phenomenon in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

    Cadwell, Patrick

    Pages 59-78

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-0244-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-13-0243-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crisis and Disaster in Japan and New Zealand
Book Subtitle
Actors, Victims and Ramifications
Editors
  • Susan Bouterey
  • Lawrence E. Marceau
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0244-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0244-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0243-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 191
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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