chapter  4
Subversion and nostalgia in art photography of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
ByPablo Figueroa
Pages 16

Despite claims of improvement in nuclear safety, many Fukushima residents feel that the attitudes of the government and the nuclear industry fail to address public concerns about radiation. This chapter seeks to interrogate photographic discourses of subversion and nostalgia surrounding the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It argues that nuclear policies have generated feelings of betrayal and abandonment among the displaced populations. In doing so, it attempts to shed light on the cultural texts of power, politics, and space. The research draws upon ethnographic fieldwork, scholarly analysis of the Fukushima disaster, and cultural criticism. (92 words)