Fukushima and the Privatization of Risk (Palgrave Pivot) (Hardcover)
Palgrave Pivot, 9781137343116, 149pp.
Publication Date: October 31, 2013
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Majia Holmer Nadesan analyzes the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its radiological aftermath for the citizens of Japan and elsewhere in the context of historical and contemporary understandings of radiation-caused health and reproductive effects.
About the Author
Majia Holmer Nadesan is a professor at Arizona State University. She has published a number of books examining the bioethics and biopolitics of social governance and human welfare: Constructing Autism, Governmentality, Biopower, and Everyday Life, and Governing Childhood: Biopolitical Strategies of Childhood Education and Management. Her work addresses how powerful market forces, state sovereignty, and expert knowledge shape public health and welfare.