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Shōbōdan: an ethnographic history of Japan's community fire brigades

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This thesis describes Japan's modern system of community fire brigades, a federated civilian paramilitary organization dedicated to localized fire prevention and response with a current active membership of over 800,000 men and women. Auxiliary firefighting institutions in Japan have had comparatively high rates of participation vis-à-vis those of other nations, but are now facing acute recruitment difficulties in the face of increased competition from alternative venues for civic engageme...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2015-06-24

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