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Fukushima Mon Amour

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by Daniel De Roulet, Anne Waldman, Silvia Federici & George Caffentzis and Sabu Kohso


2011, paperback

SKU: 9781570272394


Four literary and political essays on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011, following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan.

Includes "You Didn't See Anything at Fukushima"/"Letter to a Japanese Friend" by Daniel de Roulet; "Introduction to Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment"/"The Iovis Trilogy"/"Eternal War" by Anne Waldman; "Must We Rebuild Their Anthill? Letter to Japanese Comrades" by Silvia Federici & George Caffentzis; and "Fangs Hiding in the Green: Between Revolution and Disaster, the World and the Earth" by Sabu Kohso.

Daniel de Roulet (PhD, University of California, Irvine) is professor of English and assistant provost of learning and assessment at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He is the author of Conversing with Culture: Christian Literature at the Beginning of the 21st Century and has written articles for The Covenant Companion.

Anne Waldman, poet, professor, performer, and cultural activist is the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics, including most recently Manatee/Humanity and the anthology Beats at Naropa, co-edited with Laura Wright. She has participated in conferences and festivals in Beijing, Berlin, Vienna, Nicaragua and Prague and has taught recent practicums at the Zen Mountain Monastery and Naropa University. She works with writer/director Ed Bowes on a number of video/movie projects.

Silvia Federici is Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Philosophy at New College, Hofstra University. She is a founding member and coordinator of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Among her earlier publications is Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization (Praeger, 1995).

George Caffentzis has taught at the University of Calabar in Nigeria and is presently associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine.

Sabu Kohso is an independent writer and translator. He has written three books in Japanese on social movements and progressive culture of NYC in relationship with the formation of urban space, as well as a book on the geographical and deterritorial lineage of anarchist thought across the world. He has also translated books by Kojin Karatani, Arata Isozaki (Japanese to English), David Graeber and John Holloway (English to Japanese).