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The Resource Japan at nature's edge : the environmental context of a global power, edited by Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, and Brett L. Walker

Japan at nature's edge : the environmental context of a global power, edited by Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, and Brett L. Walker

Label
Japan at nature's edge : the environmental context of a global power
Title
Japan at nature's edge
Title remainder
the environmental context of a global power
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, and Brett L. Walker
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Japan at Nature's Edge is a timely collection of essays that explores the relationship between Japan's history, culture, and physical environment. It greatly expands the focus of previous work on Japanese modernization by examining Japan's role in global environmental transformation and how Japanese ideas have shaped bodies and landscapes over the centuries. The immediacy of Earth's environmental crisis, a predicament highlighted by Japan's March 2011 disaster, brings a sense of urgency to the study of Japan and its global connections. The work is an environmental history in the broadest sense of the term because it contains writing by environmental anthropologists, a legendary Japanese economist, and scholars of Japanese literature and culture. The editors have brought together an unparalleled assemblage of some of the finest scholars in the field who, rather than treat it in isolation or as a unique cultural community, seek to connect Japan to global environmental currents such as whaling, world fisheries, mountaineering and science, mining and industrial pollution, and relations with nonhuman animals. The contributors assert the importance of the environment in understanding Japan's history and propose a new balance between nature and culture, one weighted much more heavily on the side of natural legacies. This approach does not discount culture. Instead, it suggests that the Japanese experience of nature, like that of all human beings, is a complex and intimate negotiation between the physical and cultural worlds. -- Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
304.20952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Includes text in English and Japanese
LC call number
GF666
LC item number
.J36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1958-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miller, Ian Jared
  • Thomas, Julia Adeney
  • Walker, Brett L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Nature and civilization
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Human ecology
  • Nature and civilization
  • Japan
  • Umweltbelastung
  • Naturverständnis
  • Naturkatastrophe
  • Japan
Label
Japan at nature's edge : the environmental context of a global power, edited by Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, and Brett L. Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Papers from a conference held in the fall of 2008 near Big Sky, Montana
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing Japan at nature's edge : the promises and perils of environmental history / Ian Jared Miller -- The pelagic empire : reconsidering Japanese expansion / William M. Tsutsui -- From meat to machine oil : the nineteenth-century development of whaling in Wakayama / Jakobina Arch -- Fisheries build up the nation : maritime environmental encounters between Japan and China / Micah Muscolino -- Talking sulfur dioxide : air pollution and the politics of science in late Meiji Japan / Takehiro Watanabe -- Constructing nature / Philip C. Brown -- Toroku : mountain dreams, chemical nightmares / Timothy S. George -- Fecal matters : prolegomenon to a history of shit in Japan / David L. Howell -- Weathering Fuji : marriage, meteorology, and the Meiji bodyscape / Andrew Bernstein -- Animal histories : stranger in a Tokyo canal / Christine L. Marran -- Inventorying nature : Tokugawa Yoshimune and the sponsorship of honzōgaku in eighteenth-century Japan / Federico Marcon -- Japanese literature and environmental crises / Karen Thornber -- Japanese environmental policy : lessons from experience and remaining problems / Ken'ichi Miyamoto -- An envirotechnical disaster : negotiating nature, technology, and politics at Fukushima / Sara B. Pritchard -- Postcrisis Japanese nuclear policy : from top-down directives to bottom-up activism / Daniel P. Aldrich -- Using Japan to think globally : the natural subject of history and its hopes / Julia Adeney Thomas
Control code
860827672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824871109
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rcjh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860827672
Label
Japan at nature's edge : the environmental context of a global power, edited by Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, and Brett L. Walker
Publication
Note
Papers from a conference held in the fall of 2008 near Big Sky, Montana
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing Japan at nature's edge : the promises and perils of environmental history / Ian Jared Miller -- The pelagic empire : reconsidering Japanese expansion / William M. Tsutsui -- From meat to machine oil : the nineteenth-century development of whaling in Wakayama / Jakobina Arch -- Fisheries build up the nation : maritime environmental encounters between Japan and China / Micah Muscolino -- Talking sulfur dioxide : air pollution and the politics of science in late Meiji Japan / Takehiro Watanabe -- Constructing nature / Philip C. Brown -- Toroku : mountain dreams, chemical nightmares / Timothy S. George -- Fecal matters : prolegomenon to a history of shit in Japan / David L. Howell -- Weathering Fuji : marriage, meteorology, and the Meiji bodyscape / Andrew Bernstein -- Animal histories : stranger in a Tokyo canal / Christine L. Marran -- Inventorying nature : Tokugawa Yoshimune and the sponsorship of honzōgaku in eighteenth-century Japan / Federico Marcon -- Japanese literature and environmental crises / Karen Thornber -- Japanese environmental policy : lessons from experience and remaining problems / Ken'ichi Miyamoto -- An envirotechnical disaster : negotiating nature, technology, and politics at Fukushima / Sara B. Pritchard -- Postcrisis Japanese nuclear policy : from top-down directives to bottom-up activism / Daniel P. Aldrich -- Using Japan to think globally : the natural subject of history and its hopes / Julia Adeney Thomas
Control code
860827672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824871109
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rcjh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860827672

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