Immunities: Life in a Fukushima World

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    This article applies the concept of 'immunity' to different sectoral interests in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster ('3.11'). In this event, I argue that the social and biological sense of immunity, as described through two contemporary art works (one film and one theatre production) conflicts with the political, economic and security senses of immunity. It finds that, contrary to official policy to create plausible deniability while maximising profits for transnational interests, the immunity of particular areas of the commons are weakened to the cost of present and future generations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-179pp.
    JournalRitsumeikan Studies in Language and Culture
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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