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Coal Mining Communities and Gentrification in Japan

Authors: Lim, T.W., Shimazaki, N., Godo, Y., Lim, Y.

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  • Examines post-closure coal mining towns in Japan and their gentrification
  • Considers the historical process and the background of Japan's coal mine closures
  • Based on cultural materials related to coal energy and the mining industry in Japan
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This book offers a multidisciplinary analysis of approach in the field of energy studies of Japan, examining post-closure coal mining towns in Japan and their gentrification. It considers the impact of closures on the agricultural industry, the re-absorption of laid off coal miners into service and industrial sectors, and the gentrification of former coal mines into agricultural farms and communities. It also considers the historical process of gentrification in terms of origins, social history, continuity/discontinuity and cooperation/resistance. The historical background of coal mine closures analyses nostalgic recollection about mine closures and Sakubei's UNESCO drawings of life in the coal mines and other cultural materials related to coal energy and the mining industry in general in Japan. 

About the authors

Tai Wei Lim is a Senior Lecturer at Singapore University of Social Sciences and Senior Research Fellow adjunct at East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.


Naoko Shimazaki is Professor at Department of Sociology in Waseda University.


Yoshihisa Godo is Professor of Economics at Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo. 


Yiru Lim is a Lecturer at Singapore University of Social Sciences, College of University Core. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Post-Mining Communities—A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Post-Closure Coal Mining Towns in Japan and Their Gentrification History

    Pages 1-8

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  • Comparison of the Impacts of Japan’s Industrialization on the Coal Mining and Agriculture and Forestry Industries

    Pages 9-28

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  • The Miike Coal Mine and Omuta City: A Case Study of the Largest and Last Mine’s Closure in Japan

    Pages 29-65

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  • Historical Development and Gentrification of Hokkaido’s Former Coal Mining Areas: Case Studies of Bibai, Kushiro, Mikasa, and Yubari

    Pages 67-131

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  • The Coal Industry in the Northeast Asian Context

    Pages 133-166

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Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7220-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7219-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coal Mining Communities and Gentrification in Japan
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7220-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7220-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7219-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 225
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations
Topics