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Pure Obsession: Pollution, Outcasts, and Exclusion

Peter Wynn Kirby

in Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines social exclusion in Japan and its implications for ideas of pollution that pervade the country's wastescape and influence social relations. Focusing on certain victims of toxic ... More


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