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Coal Mining Communities and Gentrification in Japan

  • Tai Wei Lim
  • Naoko Shimazaki
  • Yoshihisa Godo
  • Yiru Lim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Tai Wei Lim, Naoko Shimazaki, Yoshihisa Godo, Yiru Lim
    Pages 29-65
  3. Tai Wei Lim, Naoko Shimazaki, Yoshihisa Godo, Yiru Lim
    Pages 133-166
  4. Tai Wei Lim, Naoko Shimazaki, Yoshihisa Godo, Yiru Lim
    Pages 183-213
  5. Tai Wei Lim, Naoko Shimazaki, Yoshihisa Godo, Yiru Lim
    Pages 215-222
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-225

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Coal Mining Communities in Japan Mining and Historical Consciousness in Japan Mitsui Miike Coal Mine Gentrification of Closed Japanese Coal Mines Historical Process of Gentrification of Mining Towns Sakubei's UNESCO Drawings of Japan Coal Mines

Authors and affiliations

  • Tai Wei Lim
    • 1
  • Naoko Shimazaki
    • 2
  • Yoshihisa Godo
    • 3
  • Yiru Lim
    • 4
  1. 1.Singapore University of Social SciencesSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Meiji Gakuin UniversityTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Singapore University of Social SciencesSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7220-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7219-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7220-9
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