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Black WaveHow Networks and Governance Shaped Japan's 3/11 Disasters$
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Daniel P. Aldrich

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226638263

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226638577.001.0001

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Individual Level: Neighbors Saving Lives

Individual Level: Neighbors Saving Lives

(p.29) Two Individual Level: Neighbors Saving Lives
(p.iii) Black Wave

Daniel P. Aldrich

University of Chicago Press

Chapter 2 focuses on residents of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures, drawing on interviews with residents, NGO staff, and decision makers from across Tōhoku to understand both survival (and mortality) and recovery (and stagnation). Even relatively isolated individuals who had altruistic, involved neighbors found themselves being rescued from water-trapped cars and roofs, while those with a sense of community and place returned as quickly as possible to start rebuilding. Students from the high school in Taro, for example, carried the elderly on their own backs out of homes and shelters to keep them safe

Keywords:   Individual level, Survival, Tsunami, Social ties

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