Gender, Culture, and Disaster in Post-3.11 Japan

Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-350-12249-9 (ISBN)
On 11 March 2011, Japan was hit by the most powerful earthquake in its history, which triggered a devastating Tsunami, which in turn caused a disastrous nuclear meltdown. This triple catastrophe ushered in a new era of cultural production dominated by discussions of safety and security. Gender, Culture, and Disaster in Post-3.11 Japan re-frames fortification as a social project imbued with dynamics of gender, nation, military, and empire and, in doing so, Mire Koikari offers an innovative approach to post-3.11 Japan.

From juvenile literature to policy statements, Koikari examines a vast array of primary sources to demonstrate how complex dynamics of masculinity and femininity-indeed, as this book reveals, nationalistic resilience initiatives both reinforced and defied traditional gender norms-were central to the creation of post-disaster stability in Japan.

With its analytical emphasis on gender, culture, and transnationality, this book provides exciting new insights into both the intended and unintended societal consequences of resilience building. It is an important contribution to disaster studies and essential reading for all those wishing to understand this crucial period of cultural change in modern Japanese history.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
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  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-350-12249-9 (9781350122499)
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Mire Koikari is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at University of Hawaii, USA. She is the author of Cold War Encounters in US-Occupied Okinawa (2015) and Pedagogy of Democracy: Feminism and the Cold War in the US Occupation of Japan (2009).
Introduction: Re-thinking Japanese Culture since 3.11
1. Re-Masculinizing the Nation: Resilient Manhood and Revitalised Nationhood
2. Training Women for Disaster: Domesticity and Preparedness in the Age of Uncertainty
3. Securitizing Childhood: Children and Disaster Readiness Education
4. Mobilizing the Paradise: Hawaii in Post-Disaster National Imagination
5. Epilogue: National Resilience and Securitisation of Everyday Life

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