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Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Yuki Miyamoto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This monograph explores the ethics and religious sensibilities of a group of the hibakusha (survivors) of 1945's atomic bombings. Although the atomic bombings of 1945 have been studied from the ... More


Introduction

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele, and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter introduces social trauma and the remaking of everyday life. It first discusses the coverage of the three volumes on violence, before explaining the ethnographies that are presented in ... More


The Bomb's Womb?: Women and the Atom Bomb

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele, and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses the relationships between women and the bomb. It explains how the bomb, particularly the threat of delayed radiation effects, shapes women's sense of subjectivity and ... More


Nuclear Death and Radical Hope in Dawn of the Dead and On the Beach

Nick Muntean

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter suggests that the figure of the zombie evolves to replace the mere loss of autonomy so emblematic of the voodoo zombie with a far more disturbing existential anxiety—”that one could ... More


On Testimonial Practices

Lisa Yoneyama

in Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085862
eISBN:
9780520914896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085862.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the institutional and discursive contexts within which the Hiroshima survivors' identities as hibakusha were rendered multiple and complex as they began to actively adopt ... More


Hiroshima/Nagasaki, civil rights and anti-war protest in Japan’s Cold War

Ann Sherif

in Understanding the Imaginary War: Culture, Thought and Nuclear Conflict, 1945-90

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994402
eISBN:
9781526115126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994402.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes social movements in 1960s U.S. and Japan as part of related currents in Cold War discourse, examining ideas and rhetoric that linked antinuclear, anti-Vietnam War, the civil ... More


Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima

Robert Jay Lifton

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807843444
eISBN:
9781469602363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882894_lifton
Subject:
History, Asian History

In Japan, “hibakusha” means “the people affected by the explosion”—specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this study, the winner of the 1969 National Book Award in ... More


“A-Bomb Disease”

Robert Jay Lifton

in Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807843444
eISBN:
9781469602363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882894_lifton.8
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the relationship observed between physical fears and early radiation effects, and how they could turn into lifetime bodily concerns. During the years that followed, these fears ... More


A-Bomb Man

Robert Jay Lifton

in Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807843444
eISBN:
9781469602363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882894_lifton.9
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows how exposure to the atomic bomb changed the survivor's status as a human being, in his own eyes as well as in others'. He became a member of a new group: he assumed the identity of ... More


Atomic Bomb Leaders

Robert Jay Lifton

in Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807843444
eISBN:
9781469602363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882894_lifton.10
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the few people in Hiroshima who could seize upon their hibakusha identity and put it to public use. They became the kind of leaders who emerge from any disaster, or general ... More


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