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Palgrave Studies in Animals and Social Problems

Surviving with Companion Animals in Japan

Life after a Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster

Authors: Kajiwara, Hazuki

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  • Examines the marginalization of guardian-companion animal relationships by the modern state
  • Provides insight into an unprecedented event in Japan: the combined impact of an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster
  • The first book-length study to apply a critical realist frame to field research in Japan
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This book examines how relationships between guardians and companion animals were challenged during a large-scale disaster: the tsunami of March 2011 and the following nuclear disaster in Fukushima. The author interrogates: 1) How did guardians and their companion animals survive the large disaster?; 2) Why was the relationship between guardians and their companion animals ignored during and after a disaster?; and 3) What structures and/or mechanisms shaped the outcomes for animals and their guardians? Through a critical realist framework, combined with a theoretical perspective developed by Roy Bhaskar and his colleagues, the author argues that despite the trivialization of companion animals by government officials, relationships between animals and guardians were often able to be maintained, in some cases through great pains by the guardians. While the notion of human-animal relationships in Japan has thus far been dominated by economic logic, the author reveals dynamics between guardians and companion animal transcend such structures, forging the concept of “bonding rights.”   


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Hazuki Kajiwara (梶原はづき) is a researcher in the Rikkyo University Institute of Social Welfare in Tokyo, Japan, and  a part-time lecturer in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Nihon Veterinary and Life Science University, Tokyo, Japan.    


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surviving with Companion Animals in Japan
Book Subtitle
Life after a Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Animals and Social Problems
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49328-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49328-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49327-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 197
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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