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Toxic Archipelago A History of Industrial Disease in Japan

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ISBN-10: 0295991380

ISBN-13: 9780295991382

Edition: 2011

Authors: Brett L. Walker, William Cronon

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New in Paperback This fascinating environmental history of Japan examines how traditions and practices in several industries -- from raising silkworms to mining lead and coal to refining petroleum -- have affected the health of workers and those who have lived in these toxic landscapes. "Historian Walker effectively links, perhaps for the first time anywhere, the historical processes of the economic, social, and land-use policies involved in modernizing and globalizing Japan with the pain and suffering of its environment and people. Never has a book so clearly illustrated the aphorisms 'all politics are local,' 'the personal is the political,' and 'we are what we eat.' This discussion of…    
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 5/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.03" wide x 9.02" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Foreword: The Pain of a Poisoned World
Preface
Prologue
Introduction: Knowing Nature
The Agency of Insects
The Agency of Chemicals
Copper Mining and Ecological Collapse
Engineering Pain in the Jinzu River Basin
Mercury's Offspring
Hell at the Hojo Colliery
Conclusion
Notes
Works Cited
Index