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Troubled NaturesWaste, Environment, Japan$
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Peter Wynn Kirby

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780824834289

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.001.0001

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Troubled Natures
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Peter Wynn Kirby

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0009

This book has argued that the “environment” in Japan remains intensely Japanese even as it offers numerous facets that shed light on other parts of the world. It has explored what environment in Japan really means by focusing on the strata of Japanese society, revealing Japanese attitudes toward waste and pollution. It has presented evidence showing that urban Japanese attend to, and are in many ways deeply concerned with, their surroundings and participate in elaborate discourses on “nature.” It has also considered how threats to reproduction, conceptions of hygiene, notions of health and illness, shifting boundaries of place and the home, exclusionary mappings of the community, and evocations of nature together influence the social climate of Japan in general and Tokyo in particular. The book concludes by discussing the role that environmental anthropology can play in elucidating the rather underexplored contextual nature of environmental engagement.

Keywords:   environment, Japan, Japanese society, waste, pollution, nature, exclusion, Tokyo, environmental anthropology, environmental engagement

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