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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Life as Dynamism in Search of a Methodological Connection between Affect, Thinking, and Art

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Keywords

  • life
  • affect
  • thinking
  • art

Areas

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Oceania
  • South America

Website

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About the Project

Project term: April, 2017–March, 2020

Modern anthropology was established on fieldwork. However, at the end of 20th century, ethnographies based on fieldwork were criticized as resulting from the epistemological exploitation of peripheral societies. Since then, and into the 21st century, the “Ontological turn” - which shifts focus from questions of knowledge and epistemology towards those of ontology - has impacted anthropology. This joint research project transcends conventional knowledge, collapses divisions between epistemology and ontology, and explores new approaches to the actuality of life. Methodologies from various disciplines including anthropology, cognitive science, philosophy, and art are connected in the search for alternative fundamental ideas in anthropology ? e.g. “culture” and “society”- which emphasize the wholeness of objects. The concept of “life as dynamism” is thus applied to the immanent force of life-affect- undercurrent in experience or reality.

Ryoko NISHII, Project Coordinator (Professor, ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA)

ILCAA Staff

  • Kaori KAWAI
  • Ikuya TOKORO
  • Yukako YOSHIDA
  • Yutaka SAKUMA

Joint Researchers

  • Yukio GUNJI
  • Ayako IWATANI
  • Naoki KASUGA
  • Kazunori KONDO
  • Akinori KUBO
  • Suehisa KURODA
  • Kyoko NAKAMURA
  • Katsuo NAWA
  • Tomohisa SATO
  • Ken SHIOTANI
  • Kotaro TAKAGI
  • Tadashi YANAI
  • Takeshi UTSUMI

Outputs

Meetings

The 7th meeting

  • Date/Time: Sun 24 Mar 2019 13:00–18:45
  • Venue: Multimedia Seminar Room 306, ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • Discussion on the orientation of “Life as Dynamism”
    Kyoko NAKAMURA (ILCAA Research Fellow)
    “Waiting for Flower-Holding Bird”
    Yukako YOSHIDA (ILCAA)
    “Laughing at “Disabled” Bodies: An analysis on Balinese theater and everyday life (tentative)”

The 6th meeting Report (Japanese)(659KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 15 Dec 2018 13:00–18:45
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 4F
  • Language: Japanese
  • Ryoko NISHII(ILCAA)
    Discussion on the orientation of “Life as dynamism”
    Naoki KASUGA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hitotsubashi University)
    “Magic Pointed toward an Infinite Set”
    Kotaro TAKAGI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University)
    “Statement credibility assessment as concrete human psychology”

The 5th meeting

  • Encounter in Fieldwork : “Under the Influence of Vincent Crapanzano”
  • Date/Time: Sun 14 Oct 2018 12:30–18:00
  • Venue: Room 306, ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • Session I
    12:30–12:40 Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA)
    Opening address
    12:40–13:10 Vincent Crapanzano (New York City University)
    “Transference and Countertransference: On the Transfer of Emotions and Its Moral Implications”
    13:10–13:25 Question and answer
    13:25–13:45 Junko KITANAKA (Keio University)
    “Knowing Oneself via the Data: Epidemiological Subjects and the Datafication of Health”
    13:45–14:00 Question and answer
    14:00–14:20 Takeshi MATSUSHIMA (Hiroshima University)
    “Repetition and Redundancy”
    14:20–14:35 Question and answer
    Session II
    14:50–15:10 Kazuto NAKATANI (Kyoto University)
    “Following the Drawn Lines: On Contrapuntal Relationships between Observer and Subject”
    15:10–15:25 Question and answer
    15:25–15:45 Naoki KASUGA (Hitotsubashi University)
    “Reality and Infinity from Melanesian Cases ”
    15:45–16:00 Question and answer
    Session III
    16:15–16:35 Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA)
    “Life as a House: The Case of Na Chua”
    16:35–16:50 Question and answer
    16:50–17:10 Tadashi YANAI (The University of Tokyo)
    “Affects and psychoanalysis of nature: preliminary thoughts”
    17:10–17:25 Question and answer
    Jointly sponsored by
  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “New Anthropological Approach to Affective Studies through Fieldwork of Critical Situations”(17H00948),Core Project (Anthropology)The Potential Value of Indigenous Knowledge in Managing Hazards in Asia and Africa: The Anthropological Explorations into the Linkage of Micro-Macro Perspectives 2,ILCAA Joint Research Projects “Life as Dynamism in Search of a Methodological Connection between Affect, Thinking, and Art”

The 4th meeting

  • International Symposium: “Coping with Vertiginous Realities”
  • Date/Time: Sat 6 Oct 2018 13:00–17:30
  • Venue: Room 303, ILCAA
  • 13:00–13:10 Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA)
    Opening address
    13:10–14:10 Vincent Crapanzano (New York City University)
    Keynote lecture : “Affective Responses to Manufactured Anomie”
    14:20–14:50 Akimitsu IKEDA (ILCAA)
    “Sectarian Tension and Everyday Life : Case of Lebanon”
    14:50–15:20 Kazuyoshi SUGAWARA (Kyoto University)
    “Enacting the Past Incidents in a Non-literate Society: Tripartite Interaction among the G|ui Narrators, Research Assistants, and an Anthropologist in Central Kalahari”
    15:35–16:05 Akira OKAZAKI (ILCAA)
    “Accommodating Nightmares: How to Cope with Anxieties in a Sudanese Refugee Community”
    16:05–16:20 Yanai TADASHI(The University of Tokyo)
    Comments
    16:20–17:30
    Discussion
  • Language:English
  • Jointly sponsored by
  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “New Anthropological Approach to Affective Studies through Fieldwork of Critical Situations”(17H00948),Core Project (Anthropology)The Potential Value of Indigenous Knowledge in Managing Hazards in Asia and Africa: The Anthropological Explorations into the Linkage of Micro-Macro Perspectives 2,ILCAA Joint Research Projects “Life as Dynamism in Search of a Methodological Connection between Affect, Thinking, and Art”

The 3rd meeting Report (Japanese)(255KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 12 May 2018 13:00–18:45
  • Venue: Room 306, ILCAA
  • Tadashi YANAI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Tokyo)
    “The concept of affectus in Spinoza’s theory on nature, emotions and politics: between philosophy and anthropology”
    Yutaka SAKUMA (ILCAA)
    “Dynamics of Affective Re-production in Rural Niger”

The 2nd meeting Report (Japanese)(235KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 16 Sep 2017 13:00–19:00
  • Venue: Room 306, ILCAA
  • Kazunori KONDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kagoshima University)
    “Archaeological exploration of the concept of immanence in Deleuze’s works”
    Tomohisa SATO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto City University of Arts)
    “On Creative Archives: recording and revitalizing art resources”

The 1st meeting Report (Japanese)(106KB)

  • Date/Time: Sun 11 Jun 2017 13:00–19:30
  • Venue: Room 306, ILCAA
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Life as dynamism-in search of a methodological connection between affect, thinking, and art” and Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (Principal Investigator: Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA) #17H00948)
  • Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA)
    Introduction to “Life as dynamism -in search of a methodological connection between affect, thinking, and art”
    Yukio- Pegio GUNJI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Waseda University)
    Science to be artistic: Heterogeneity summoning the outside
    Ken SHIOTANI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Waseda University)
    Toward conceiving/being conceived to dynamicity

Related events

Symposium: The Great East Japan Earthquake and Figure of Lives

  • Date: Sat 20 Oct 2018 13:30–18:00
  • Venue: Multi-media seminar room (306)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Jointly sponsored by: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A)“New anthropological approach to affective studies through fieldwork of eritical situations”, Core Project“The Potential Value of Indigenous Knowledge in Managing Hazards in Asia and Africa: The Anthropological Explorations into the Linkage of Micro-Macro Perspectives 2”
  • 13:30–13:40 Ryoko NISHII(ILCAA)
    Opening Remarks
    13:40–14:30 Daisuke TANAKA(The University of Tokyo)
    “Disaster and Dead Bodies: Relief Activities of Funeral Industry after the Great East Japan Earthquake”
    14:40–15:30 Tomoko NIWA(National Institutes for the Humanities)
    “The Art of Recording and Sharing Everyday Life After 3.11: Personal Documentary, Drama, Exhibition”
    15:40–16:30  Makoto FURUKAWA (Kansai University)
    “On Fukushima from native view point”
    16:40–18:00 
    Discussion

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