by NOZOMU SHIBUYA Photo: Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views (日本語による原文下部に掲載） Students in my class are reading Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit. Following the current disaster, I hurriedly decided to assign the book for discussion in the class.
by YOSHIHIKO IKEGAMI (This entry is written as a response to Dear brothers and sisters in northeastern Japan and Beyond by Rebecca Solnit ) Rebecca Solnit’s work is enthusiastically and widely read in Japan at the present moment. Many people are seeking to find a clue in her work that vividly depicts the dual face … Continue reading A Response to Rebecca Solnit
by REBECCA SOLNIT Dear brothers and sisters in northeastern Japan and beyond, So many of us here in the West watched and read about and listened to the news of your disaster with deep concern and empathy, with solidarity and tears. You are not alone. One beautiful editorial in New Orleans remembered what Japan did … Continue reading A Letter from Rebecca Solnit
by MANUEL YANG (日本語による原文、下部に掲載。スクロールダウンしてお読みください。） Interview with Manuel Yang (Interviewer: Yoshihiko Ikegami) Recorded on September 10, 2011 at Kunitachi The Radiation-Measuring Movement is a Class Struggle —Manuel Yang, you’ve been active as a scholar of radical Atlantic and Pacific history and as a fellow traveler of the Midnight Notes Collective, a Marxist theory-activist group that emerged … Continue reading People Who Transcend Catastrophe: Connecting the Radiation-Measuring Movement to People’s Movements around the World
(Original text in Japanese below) Chigaya Kinoshita In his “A Response to Rebecca Solnit,” Yoshihiko Ikegami highly appreciates A Paradise Built in Hell, and at the same time argues that the principle of hope inherent in the disaster utopia might not work for the present situation in Japan, confronting as it is not only natural … Continue reading Dystopia of Civil Society