Health, Wellbeing and Community Recovery in Fukushima

Sudeepa Abeysinghe (Editor), Claire Leppold (Editor), Akihiko Ozaki (Editor), Alison Lloyd Williams (Editor)

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Abstract

This book examines the issue of disaster recovery in relation to community wellbeing and resilience, exploring the social, political, demographic and environmental changes in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

The contributors reflect on the Fukushima disaster of earthquake, tsunami and radiation contamination and its impacts on society from an interdisciplinary perspective of the social sciences, critical public health, and the humanities. It focuses on four aspects, which form the sections of the work:

- Living with Risk and Uncertainty
- Vulnerability and Inequality
- Community Action, Engagement and Wellbeing
- Notes from the Field

The first three sections present research on the long-term consequences of the disaster on community health and wellbeing. These findings are enhanced and developed in the ‘Notes from the Field’ section where local practitioners from medicine and community recovery reflect on their experiences in relation to concepts developed in the previous sections.

This work significantly extends the literature on long-term wellbeing following disaster. The case study of Fukushima is a multi-faceted process that illuminates wider issues around post-disaster regeneration in Fukushima. This problem takes on new importance in the context of Covid-19, including direct parallels in the issues of risk measurement, social inequality, and wider wellbeing impacts, which public health disciplines can draw from.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages230
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003182665
ISBN (Print)9781032022734
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change
PublisherRoutledge

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  • The long-term impact of disasters and looking forward

    Leppold, C., Lloyd Williams, A., Ozaki, A. & Abeysinghe, S., 20 Jun 2022, Health, Wellbeing and Community Recovery in Fukushima. Abeysinghe, S., Leppold, C., Ozaki, A. & Lloyd Williams, A. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 205-210 6 p. (Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change).

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  • The reconstruction of community and wellbeing in Fukushima - Situating the case within the field

    Abeysinghe, S., Ozaki, A., Leppold, C. & Lloyd Williams, A., 20 Jun 2022, Health, Wellbeing and Community Recovery in Fukushima. Abeysinghe, S., Leppold, C., Lloyd Williams, A. & Ozaki, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Routledge, p. 1-16 16 p. (Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change).

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