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where to rural Japan

Anyone out there working in a rural area in Japan? If so, I'd like to hear your thoughts about rural areas in modern Japan. What are the m…

Started by Eric Cunningham

5 Jan 2, 2012
Reply by Miriam Zanoner

Do androids dream of mimetic grief? Some comments on Japanese dolls

  Do androids dream of mimetic grief? Some comments on Japanese dolls.Objects and emotions are inter-animating. An example from William Jam…

Started by Philip Swift

7 Jun 24, 2011
Reply by Philip Swift

Mono-mania?: a Japanese take on 'thing theory'

    In a review of Thinking Through Things for the OAC, I noted certain similarities in spirit between the argument of this book and the id…

Started by Philip Swift

24 May 10, 2011
Reply by John McCreery

Why the anthropology of Japan is so easy to ignore. Part 2

Japanese J’accuse: Two reviews.Recently, I alleged that a lot of the work produced under the rubric of the anthropology of Japan is writing…

Started by Philip Swift

4 Jun 17, 2010
Reply by John McCreery

Why is the anthropology of Japan so easy to ignore?

Think about it. What works in the field of Japanese anthropology are indispensable reading for anthropologists who do their research in oth…

Started by John McCreery

24 Jun 14, 2010
Reply by Rick Holden

Where do we come from?

What is your interest in Japan? Please jiko shokai(introduce yourself). In my case, I did my first fieldwork in Taiwan. As a student of Vic…

Started by John McCreery

5 Jun 5, 2009
Reply by Kalman Applbaum



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