Reorganization of Social Order after a Tsunami



Contributed date

July 12, 2018 - 8:35pm

Critical Commentary

Reorganization of Social Order after a Tsunami: Collective Relocation and "Community"(<Special Theme>Disaster and Anthropology: Facing the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake)

Author: Shuhei Kimura

Keywords: Disaster, reconstruction, social order, legal institution, community

This paper examines the post-tsunami reconstruction process, from March 2011 to June 2012, in a district of Ofunato City called Maehama, and analyzes how the key groups interact and take their roles there. My argument is that the use of the word "community" is not always appropriate, as it may overlook the plurality among groups in and beyond the district.

 * The full English abstract is available at the end of the PDF file.



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Shuhei Kimura, "Reorganization of Social Order after a Tsunami", contributed by Yoko Taguchi, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 August 2018, accessed 15 August 2022.