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Time And The Tsunami: Indian Ocean, 2004

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reports on an oceanographic conference held in Goa, India, just after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. It describes the various kinds of time—of the ocean, of ... More


Social work in extremis: Lessons for social work internationally

Michael Lavalette and Vasilios Ioakimidis (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427182
eISBN:
9781447303558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427182.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

What is the relationship between social work and the state? Who controls which services' needs are addressed and how? This book looks at social work responses in different countries to extreme ... More


Divine action and the argument from neglect

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

in The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Is a world with this much suffering compatible with the Christian concept of God? The problem of evil, of apparent divine neglect, is far more serious than many Christians acknowledge. The chapter ... More


My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

Naoto Kan

Jeffrey S. Irish (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705816
eISBN:
9781501706110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On March 11, 2011, a massive undersea earthquake off Japan's coast triggered devastating tsunami waves that in turn caused meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. ... More


Who Suffers Most?: Gendered Violence in Natural Disasters and their Aftermath

Jacqui True

in The Political Economy of Violence against Women

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755929
eISBN:
9780199979516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755929.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 9 investigates how global environmental forces in the form of natural disasters from floods, droughts, and famines to earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes affect the life expectancies of ... More


“Cultural Proximity” and the Conjuncture of Islam with Modern Humanitarianism

Jonathan Benthall

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the issue of “cultural proximity.” It determines that this issue has arisen almost exclusively in the context of work in the Muslim world, where the word “cultural” becomes a ... More


Introduction

James Goff and Walter Dudley

in Tsunami: The World's Greatest Waves

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546123
eISBN:
9780197546154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546123.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Natural Disasters

Tsunamis affect people—that is why researchers study them and why the media tracks their paths of destruction. A devastating tsunami is usually an event that is so far beyond people’s life ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reconciles the outlook of Marx on a capitalist society to what can be done regarding future catastrophes. The situation we are now is compared to what Marx sees as the meaning and ... More


Hokusai's Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon

Christine M. E. Guth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839598
eISBN:
9780824871550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839598.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

No non-western artwork has been reproduced so widely or undergone so many reconfigurations in so many parts of the world as Hokusai’s “Under the Wave off Kanagawa,” commonly known as “The Great ... More


Tsunami: The World's Greatest Waves

James Goff and Walter Dudley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546123
eISBN:
9780197546154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546123.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Natural Disasters

Tsunamis, the giant waves that periodically engulf coastal areas and even the shores of lakes and rivers, have had a major impact on the world. Not only have they caused countless deaths but also ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deals with the effects of Fukushima and their meaning. One month after the tsunami on 11 March 2011, Osamu Nishitani asked where the future was. A deeper meaning however comes the ... More


Peacemaking in the Aftermath of Disasters

Michael Renner

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes peacemaking in the aftermath of disasters such as tsunamis.


How Weird Squiggles Led from Sheaves of Rice to the Depth of the Seas

James Goff and Walter Dudley

in Tsunami: The World's Greatest Waves

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546123
eISBN:
9780197546154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546123.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Natural Disasters

Through an amazing chain of events, the Japanese story of how a town squire sacrificed his wealth to save his villagers from a deadly tsunami is intricately woven together with how in 1855 Benjamin ... More


Introduction: The Story of Three Disasters

Daniel P. Aldrich

in Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226638263
eISBN:
9780226638577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226638577.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, 60-foot tsunami, and nuclear meltdown which make up Japan’s 3/11 disasters. After introducing theories of resilience and recovery, it defines ... More


Individual Level: Neighbors Saving Lives

Daniel P. Aldrich

in Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226638263
eISBN:
9780226638577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226638577.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 focuses on residents of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures, drawing on interviews with residents, NGO staff, and decision makers from across Tōhoku to understand both survival (and ... More


The Hazardous Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter explores the natural hazards found on the planet Earth. These hazards range from the inconvenient to the catastrophic, and vary depending on which area of the planet proves conducive to ... More


Tsunamis

John A. Adam

in Rays, Waves, and Scattering: Topics in Classical Mathematical Physics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691148373
eISBN:
9781400885404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148373.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter describes a mathematical model of tsunami propagation (transient waves). A tsunami is a series of ocean waves triggered by large-scale disturbances of the ocean, including earthquakes, ... More


After the Tsunami

Arskal Salim

in Challenging the Secular State: The Islamization of Law in Modern Indonesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832377
eISBN:
9780824868963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832377.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter offers some observations on how the December 26, 2004 tsunami generally affected the formal implementation of sharia in Aceh. The tsunami severely damaged most coastal areas of Aceh and ... More


Epilogue

Nancy Rosenberger

in Dilemmas of Adulthood: Japanese Women and the Nuances of Long-Term Resistance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836962
eISBN:
9780824870898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836962.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This epilogue discusses the experiences and reactions of some Japanese women in relation to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and the nuclear explosion in Fukushima Prefecture. It considers how the three ... More


Strange, But True

James Goff and Walter Dudley

in Tsunami: The World's Greatest Waves

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546123
eISBN:
9780197546154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546123.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Natural Disasters

There are many strange tales of tsunamis that do not fit into researchers’ simple understanding of these events. Intact whale skeletons nearly 150 ft up on top of a cliff, exploding geysers, ships ... More


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