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TitleCrisis and Disaster in Japan and New Zealand [electronic resource] : Actors, Victims and Ramifications / edited by Susan Bouterey, Lawrence E. Marceau
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XVII, 191 p. 18 illus. online resource


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


Introduction -- One Flood, Two ‘Saviours’: Takebe Ayatari’s Changing Discourse on the Kanpō Floods of 1742 -- Writing Shanghai, the Atomic Bomb, and Incest: Homelessness and Stigmatized Womanhood of Hayashi Kyōko -- Resilience of Communities Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Restoration of their Local Festivals -- Foreign Residents’ Experiences of the Flyjin Phenomenon in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake -- The Anthropologist as both disaster victim and disaster researcher: Reflections and Advocacy -- Interpretation of development and representation of disasters in Japan’s foreign aid narrative -- ‘The confidence to know I can survive’: Resilience and recovery in post-quake Christchurch -- Interpreters at the Front Line: Some reflections on the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake -- The Challenge, The Project, and The Politics: Lessons from Six Years of the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive

Ethnology Ethnology-Asia Environmental sociology Social service Social Anthropology. Asian Culture. Environmental Sociology. Social Work and Community Development.


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