New PDF release: Lessons From Fukushima: Japanese Case Studies on Science,

Environmental Studies

By Yuko Fujigaki

ISBN-10: 3319153528

ISBN-13: 9783319153520

ISBN-10: 3319153536

ISBN-13: 9783319153537

This publication is set the implications of the Fukushima catastrophe in mild in their technological, societal, political, cultural and environmental origins. The value of the nuclear coincidence is investigated during this e-book within the contexts of politics, financial system, and society. The authors scrutinize the relationships among technology, expertise and society resulting in this twist of fate. additional, the authors display how those relationships have been built traditionally.

This publication presents a case research at the Fukushima catastrophe in political, societal, fiscal and cultural dimensions. furthermore, analyses for traditionally grown relationships among diverse societal spheres mouthing into mess ups are awarded utilizing examples of the Minamata sickness (Mercury pollution), Itai-Itai illness (Cadmium pollution), BSE, and GMOs.

With this booklet, Yuko Fujigaki achieves to attach neighborhood and cultural peculiarities with generalized clinical details and practices in a coherent, logical style to a entire quantity on a really real subject of worldwide importance. In mild of a globally expanding strength hole, this ebook has a special international relevance, supplying a good account on diverse triggers mouthing into the nuclear catastrophe. This e-book not just provides a systematic account. It may also additionally give a contribution to avoid destiny mess ups ranging from comparable vectors.

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4” 4 Orientalism is a term used by art historians and literary and cultural studies scholars for the imitation or depiction of aspects of Middle Eastern and East Asian cultures (Eastern cultures) by writers, designers, and artists from the West (Wikipedia 2014). 2 The Processes Through Which Nuclear Power Plants … 23 Science and technology are considered to be universal; therefore, they are left out of discussions of orientalism in literature, historiography, philology, and sociography. However, when we consider Kurokawa’s statement on the “made in Japan” disaster, we must question the line drawn between the universal facets of science and technology and their culturally-dependent facets.

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France, or Germany, then the lessons from Fukushima will be important ones that should be shared with other countries. On the contrary, if one considers that the Fukushima accident was “made in Japan” and very specific to Japanese culture, then one can say that there is nothing that we can learn from Fukushima. Therefore, the decision of whether to consider the accidents as universal lessons from Fukushima or to regard the accidents as culturally specific on the basis of techno-orientalism determines the countermeasures in the policies of the next generation of nuclear power plants.

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