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This chapter outlines the narratives produced by a group of self-evacuated single mothers who left Fukushima Prefecture with their children after 3.11 and moved to temporary housing facilities in the Kansai region of southern Japan. It focuses on how the collaborators from Fukushima established new relationships of trust with some of the non-profit organisations’ volunteers and how this process influenced their identities as disaster ‘victims’ (higaisha) and ‘neoliberal agents of change’. The collaborators used the word higaisha when talking about their experiences of the triple disaster and especially when discussing the nuclear catastrophe. Some post-3.11 research studies have explored how social capital served as an important factor to build resilience after the disaster. It is important to highlight the complexity of the kizuna discourse in order to understand what happened in Fukushima, and not to take for granted that reinforcing social bonds in local communities can always implement social resilience to disaster.
|Title of host publication||Health, Wellbeing and Community Recovery in Fukushima|
|Editors||Sudeepa Abeysinghe, Claire Leppold , Akihiko Ozaki , Alison Lloyd Williams|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Apr 2022|
|Name||Routledge Series on Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change|
- Fukushima disaster
- Nuclear disaster
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Surviving the Disasters - Doctoral Project supported by AHRC
15/09/15 → 30/04/19