April 25, 2016/ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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Fukushima: The Pathways of Anguish

Sudden loss of home and livelihood, a future vanished in one stroke, would be misery enough to crush most of us. What happens when the knife of divisiveness wields its cruelty, quietly and constantly? And tempts those who sense its insidious approach with the promise of relief in the face of unremitting anxiety? Let us reflect on the pathways of anguish unleashed by the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the courage that continues to be demonstrated.

Norma Field is Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago. Dedicated to learning about the social implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, she maintains with colleagues The Atomic Age, an international news blog. She is editor and co-translator of statements by Fukushima Complainants for Criminal Prosecution, aged 7 to 87, available through Amazon Kindle: Fukushima Radiation: Will You Still Say No Crime Was Committed (2015). Work culminating in the co-edited volume For Dignity, Justice, and Revolution: An Anthology of Japanese Proletarian Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2016) shapes her approach to Fukushima. 


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