Risky Commons of Tragedy: Ubiquity and Exceptionality of Dioxin Risk in Central Vietnam

dc.contributor.authorUesugi, Tak
dc.coverage.countryVietnamen_US
dc.coverage.regionMiddle East & South Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-09T18:13:37Z
dc.date.available2013-07-09T18:13:37Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.description.abstract"When we were invited to apply for this panel for the International Commons Conference, we were given the task by our panel organizers to think about the implications of looking at places like battlefields, military bases and toxic disaster sites as the 'commons of tragedy.' Sites of previous tragedy can be preserved, for example, in the form of peace park or through the erection of monuments, and turned into a symbolic resource for commemoration and for tourism. The access to the meanings and the actual remuneration from these historical heritage sites can be exclusive. Who has the right to bear witness to the tragic past? Who should benefit from its contemporary us age ? Such iron ic benefits associated with commons of tragedy, however, also come with a cost. The boundary of excluded spaces such as military bases, Demilitarized Zones, and toxic disaster sites are often porous. Toxic chemicals leak through the boundaries of designated exclusionary 'hotspots', just as noise, pollution and the culture of violence 'leak' out of military bases and expose the surrounding communities to dangers. And because risk, or a 'potential harm,' has its own psychological, economic and sociological side-effects, the discursive management of the extent of such leakages is also an important element of the commons of tragedy. In this presentation, I explore how exceptionality and ubiquity of risk of dioxin are invoked in A Luoi in a tacit negotiation of stigma and privileges associated with victimhood it signified."en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdatesJune 3-7en_US
dc.identifier.citationconferenceCommoners and the Changing Commons: Livelihoods, Environmental Security, and Shared Knowledge, the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commonsen_US
dc.identifier.citationconflocMt. Fuji, Japanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/8987
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectIASCen_US
dc.subjectVietnam Waren_US
dc.subjectrisken_US
dc.subject.sectorSocial Organizationen_US
dc.titleRisky Commons of Tragedy: Ubiquity and Exceptionality of Dioxin Risk in Central Vietnamen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US
dc.type.publishedunpublisheden_US

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