September 23 2014: Reflections on the Disasters of March 11
Ted Bestor, Professor of Anthropology of Japan, Harvard University
23rd September, 17:00-19:00, Lipsius 028
“Reflections on the Disasters of March 11”
Based on fieldwork in Tohoku and extensive research collecting and using on-line digital resources, Bestor will discuss ways in which the triple disasters of 3.1.1 have become incorporated in local patterns of memorialization and planning toward reconstruction.
Professor Theodore Bestor is as a specialist on contemporary Japanese society and culture, focusing much of his research on Tokyo. He has written widely on urban culture and history, markets and economic organization, food culture, the fishing industry, and popular culture.