9780822361992-082236199X-Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima

Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima

ISBN-13: 9780822361992
ISBN-10: 082236199X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Kimura, Aya Hirata
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822361992
ISBN-10: 082236199X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Kimura, Aya Hirata
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kimura, Aya Hirata wrote Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima comprising 224 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 082236199X and 9780822361992. Since then Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in 2011 many concerned citizens—particularly mothers—were unconvinced by the Japanese government’s assurances that the country’s food supply was safe. They took matters into their own hands, collecting their own scientific data that revealed radiation-contaminated food. In Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists Aya Hirata Kimura shows how, instead of being praised for their concern about their communities’ health and safety, they faced stiff social sanctions, which dismissed their results by attributing them to the work of irrational and rumor-spreading women who lacked scientific knowledge. These citizen scientists were unsuccessful at gaining political traction, as they were constrained by neoliberal and traditional gender ideologies that dictated how private citizens—especially women—should act. By highlighting the challenges these citizen scientists faced, Kimura provides insights into the complicated relationship between science, foodways, gender, and politics in post-Fukushima Japan and beyond.

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