Whcn’s early modern capital of edo teach us about risk management?

Jordan Alexander Sand

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Abstract

The city of Edo, early modern capital of Japan, was built of wood and burned with extraordinary frequency. This essay considers the logic of fire prevention and response in Edo in contrast to disaster management in the present day, with particular attention to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The comparison reveals that the emphasis in Edo on strength and continuity of the social order rather than preservation of material property produced a different view of risk and uncertainty.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages87-105
Number of pages19
Edition9783319329383
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Number9783319329383
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

Keywords

  • Edo-Tokyo
  • Fukushima nuclear disaster
  • Japan
  • Psychology of risk
  • Urban fire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Engineering(all)

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    Sand, J. A. (2017). Whcn’s early modern capital of edo teach us about risk management? In SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (9783319329383 ed., pp. 87-105). (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; No. 9783319329383). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32939-0_7