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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Regional Ethnography and Anthropological Spatial Conceptualization: Inquiry of Methodological Potential

Regional Ethnography and Anthropological Spatial Conceptualization

Keywords

  • Anthropology and area studies
  • Methodology
  • Regional ethnography

Areas

  • Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Americas

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About the Project

Project term: April, 2012–March, 2015

This project rethinks the role and possibility of ethnographic information and ethnography itself in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, it explores the potential of anthropological inquiry in Japan. Anthropologists have regional interests related to the site of their fieldwork, such as “Africa” or the“Middle-East,” as well as the theoretical questions. Although theoretical inquiries can be shared with all anthropologists, regional questions are usually shared only with those concerned with a particular region. This project focuses on the concept and methodology that have developed in a particular regional ethnography. Taking account of the research history of each regional ethnography, we will define the role and effect of the information and knowledge provided by the regional ethnography. The members of this project consist of anthropologists who work in different regions of the world.

Hiroki TAKAKURA, Project Coordinator (Associate Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University)

Members

Coordinator

  • Hiroki TAKAKURA (Associate Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University)

ILCAA Staff

  • Masato IIZUKA
  • Ryoko NISHII
  • Wakana SHIINO

Joint Researchers

  • Atsunori ITO
  • Daisuke MIZOGUCHI
  • Emi IMAHORI
  • Ken MASUDA
  • Kodai KONISHI
  • Masayuki AKAHORI
  • Mayuko OKAWA
  • Norio NIWA
  • Satoshi TANAHASHI
  • Shingo IITAKA
  • Shin-ichiro ISHIDA
  • Toshihiro NOBUTA
  • Tsuyoshi SAITO

Outputs

Meetings

The 9th meeting : Report(Japanese)(126KB)

  • Date/Time: 4 February 2015 (Wed.) 15:00-19:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 7F
  • Akimitsu IKEDA(ILCAA Junior Research Fellow)
    “Field, Space, and Region”
    All members
    Oversee about the Joint Research Project
    All members
    The debate about the outcome publishing

The 8th meeting : Report(Japanese)(102KB)

  • Date/Time: 27 July 2014 (Sun.) 14:00-19:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 4F
  • All members
    Editorial meeting of publication about this project

The 7th meeting : Report(Japanese)(168KB)

  • Date/Time: 28 February 2014 (Fri.) 14:00-19:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 7F
  • Language: Japanese
  • Naoki ISHIGAKI (Okinawa International University)
    “Taiwan Indigenous Studies and Spatial Imagination: Land, Culture, and Identity of the Bunun”
    Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA)
    “Southeast Asian Studies and Anthropology”

The 6th meeting : Report(Japanese)(117KB)

  • Date/Time: 10 November 2013 (Sun.) 13:00-18:30
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 7F
  • Language: Japanese
  • Tsuyoshi SAITO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kobe University)
    “al-Mukhtār al-Sūsī and Robert Montagne: Two perspectives on a region in Morocco”
    Naoko FUKAYAMA (Tokyo Keizai University)
    “Indigenizing the City: The Case of Aotearoa New Zealand Māori”

The 5th meeting : Report(Japanese)(105KB)

  • Date/Time: 16 June 2013 (Sun.) 13:00-19:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 7F
  • Atsunori ITO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology)
    “Trends on Native American Studies in Japan”
    Emi IMAHORI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of the Sacred Heart)
    “Ethnographies about Central Asia in post-Soviet era.(Tentative)”
    Toshihiro NOBUTA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology)
    “Periphery in the Islamic world, or Islam in the peripheral world: the case study of Malaysian indigenous peoples”

The 4th meeting : Report(Japanese)(195KB)

  • Date/Time: 3 February 2013 (Sun.) 13:00-19:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 7F
  • Shin’ichiro ISHIDA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo Metoropolitan University)
    “Fearsome neighbours among the Igembe of Kenya”
    Daisuke MIZOGUCHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo National College of Technology)
    “On the Emergency and Development of the Francophonic African Ethnography”
    Kodai KONISHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “The Discourse Spaces of Tribal Studies in India”

The 3rd meeting : Report(Japanese)(206KB)

  • Date/Time: 21 October 2012 (Sun.) 13:00-19:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 7F
  • Ken MASUDA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nagasaki University)
    “Studies in Southwestern Ethiopia: Non-Ethiopian Studies in Ethiopian Studies”
    Mayuko OHKAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Regional linkage found in the field: The Gulf and East Africa in the Middle Eastern or Islamic area studies”
    Shingo IITAKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Kochi)
    “Reviewing Ethnographic Studies on Micronesian Area as a Political Construct”
    Norio NIWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology)
    “A memorandum toward a possibility of social anthropology: a comparative perspective on social boundary by focusing on Onarigami studies”

The 2nd meeting : Report(Japanese)(140KB)

  • Date/Time: 16 June 2012 (Sat.) 13:00-19:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 7F
  • Hiroki TAKAURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tohoku University)
    “Some notes on Siberian ethnography in Anthropologies and Russian studies”
    Satoshi TANAHASHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Ochanomizu University)
    “Locational/Areal/Regional Studies on Island Oceania: A Comment on Recent Trends”
    Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA)
    “The development of African Studies in Japan”
    Masato IIZUKA (ILCAA)
    “OHTSUKA Kazuo and Middle Eastren, Islamic Area Studies”
    Masayuki AKAHORI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Sophia University)
    “Desert Nomads and Urban Mystics: ME (Middle East) Anthroplogy and My Anthropology” (tentative title)

The 1st meeting : Report(Japanese)(428KB)

  • Date/Time: 28 April 2012 (Sat.) 14:00-19:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 8F
  • Hiroki TAKAURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tohoku University)
    “Introduction for the project”
    A short introduction about the ethnographic characteristics in each study field
    Discussion about the plans for this year

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