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Troubled Natures Waste, Environment, Japan

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ISBN-10: 0824834283

ISBN-13: 9780824834289

Edition: 2011

Authors: Peter Wynn Kirby

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Welcome to post-Bubble Tokyo. A miasma emanating from a waste transfer station hidden under a city park sickens local homeowners and tears a neighborhood apart. Smart, malevolent jungle crows menace passersby and lay waste to garbage bags. Fears of incinerator fumes and tainted spinach paralyze residents of a middle-class neighborhood. And all the while Tokyoites question who among them belongs and who does not. Peter Kirby's sensitive ethnography brings the new field of environmental anthropology to Japan. He grounds universal questions of waste and renewal in the specific context of a city and nation afflicted by economic malaise and social uncertainty. -David L. Howell, Professor of…    
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Introduction: Japan's Waste Shadow
Perils of Proximity: An Invisible Scourge
Mediated Anxieties: Nowhere to Hide
The Cult(ures)of Japanese Nature
Tokyo's Vermin Menace
Pure Obsession: Pollution, Outcasts, and Exclusion
Growth, Sex, Fertility, and Decline
Constructing Sustainable Japan