Book Announcement: Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan

Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan: A Transdisciplinary Perspective
Edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Ewa Machotka
Published by Amsterdam University Press

This multidisciplinary book analyses the contradictory coexistence of consumerism and environmentalism in contemporary Japan. It focuses on the dilemma that the diffusion of the concepts of sustainability and recycling has posed for everyday consumption practices, and on how these concepts have affected, and were affected by, the production and consumption of art. Special attention is paid to the changes in consumption practices and environmental consciousness among the Japanese public that have occurred since the 1990s and in the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters of March 2011.

http://en.aup.nl/books/9789462980631-consuming-life-in-post-bubble-japan.html

The hard-cover edition of the book is prohibitively expensive, but the good news is that it is also available as open-access publication and can be accessed through the following URL: http://www.oapen.org/search?keyword=Consuming+Life

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About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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