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The Resource Radiation brain moms and citizen scientists : the gender politics of food contamination after Fukushima, Aya Hirata Kimura

Radiation brain moms and citizen scientists : the gender politics of food contamination after Fukushima, Aya Hirata Kimura

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Radiation brain moms and citizen scientists : the gender politics of food contamination after Fukushima
Title
Radiation brain moms and citizen scientists
Title remainder
the gender politics of food contamination after Fukushima
Statement of responsibility
Aya Hirata Kimura
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in 2011 many concerned citizens{u2014}particularly mothers{u2014}were unconvinced by the Japanese government's assurances that the country's food supply was safe. They took matters into their own hands, collecting their own scientific data that revealed radiation-contaminated food. In Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists Aya Hirata Kimura shows how, instead of being praised for their concern about their communities' health and safety, they faced stiff social sanctions, which dismissed their results by attributing them to the work of irrational and rumor-spreading women who lacked scientific knowledge. These citizen scientists were unsuccessful at gaining political traction, as they were constrained by neoliberal and traditional gender ideologies that dictated how private citizens{u2014}especially women{u2014}should act. By highlighting the challenges these citizen scientists faced, Kimura provides insights into the complicated relationship between science, foodways, gender, and politics in post-Fukushima Japan and beyond
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NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
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Kimura, Aya Hirata
Dewey number
363.19/20820952
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV623 2011.F85
LC item number
K56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011
  • Food contamination
  • Mothers
  • Japan
  • Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (Japan : 2011)
  • Food contamination
  • Mothers
  • Social conditions
  • Japan
  • Radioaktive Kontamination
  • Lebensmittelversorgung
  • Schule
  • Mutter
  • Politik
  • Präfektur Fukushima
Label
Radiation brain moms and citizen scientists : the gender politics of food contamination after Fukushima, Aya Hirata Kimura
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-199) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Moms with radiation brain" : gendered food policing in the name of science -- Engineering citizens -- School lunches: science, motherhood, and joshi power -- Citizen radiation-measuring organizations -- The temporality of contaminants
Control code
922913870
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 210 pages
Isbn
9780822361992
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016008607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922913870
Label
Radiation brain moms and citizen scientists : the gender politics of food contamination after Fukushima, Aya Hirata Kimura
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Moms with radiation brain" : gendered food policing in the name of science -- Engineering citizens -- School lunches: science, motherhood, and joshi power -- Citizen radiation-measuring organizations -- The temporality of contaminants
Control code
922913870
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 210 pages
Isbn
9780822361992
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016008607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922913870

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