ISBN-10:
1845457811
ISBN-13:
9781845457815
Pub. Date:
10/01/2010
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within / Edition 1

Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781845457815
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Series: Asian Anthropologies , #6
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nelson H. Graburn was educated in Natural Sciences and Anthropology at Cambridge, McGill, and the University of Chicago. He has carried out ethnographic research with the Inuit of Northern Canada since 1959, and in Japan since 1974. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, since 1964, with visiting appointments at the National Museum of Civilization, Ottawa; Le Centre des Hautes Etudes Touristiques, Aix-en-Provence; the National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in Osaka; and the Research Center for Korean Studies, Kyushu National University, Fukuoka. His recent research has focused on the study of art, tourism, museums, and the expression and representation of identity.

John Ertl is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked on the JET program in Tochigi Prefecture for two years. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo and spent a year conducting his dissertation research in Noto Peninsula. His research interests include social reproduction and change, traditionalism, place making, urban planning, and local government in Japan.

R. Kenji Tierney earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley (2002). After a Reischauer Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University and ExEAS Fellowship at the Weatherhead Institute, Columbia University, he has taught at Union College, Schenectady, New York, since 2004. He has taught courses on Japan and East Asia, Africa, food, space, and place; he specializes in historical and symbolic anthropology.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Introduction: Internal boundaries and models of multiculturalism in contemporary Japan

Nelson Graburn and John Ertl

Chapter 2. The great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake and town-making towards multiculturalism

Yasuko Takezawa

Chapter 3. Globalization and the new meanings of the foreign executive in Japan

Tomoko Hamada

Chapter 4. (Re)constructing boundaries: International marriage migrants in Yamagata as agents of multiculturalism

Chris Burgess

Chapter 5. Internationalization and localization: Institutional and personal engagements with Japan's Kokusaika movement

John Ertl

Chapter 6. Transnational migration of women: Changing boundaries of contemporary Japan

Shinji Yamashita

Chapter 7. Crossing ethnic boundaries: Japanese Brazilian return migrants and the ethnic challenge of Japan's newest immigrant minority

Takeyuki "Gaku" Tsuda

Chapter 8. Datsu Zainichi-ron : An emerging discourse on belonging among ethnic Koreans in Japan

Jeffry Hester

Chapter 9. Transnational community activities of visa-overstayers in Japan: Governance and transnationalism from below

Keiko Yamanaka

Chapter 10. "Newcomers" in public education: Chinese and Vietnamese children in a Buraku community

Yuko Okubo

Chapter 11. A critical review of academic perspectives of blackness in Japan

Mitzi Carter and Aina Hunter

Chapter 12. Traversing religious and legal boundaries in postwar Nagasaki: An interfaith ritual for the spirits of the dead

John Nelson

Chapter 13. Outside the Sumo ring? Foreigners and a rethinking of the national sport

R. Kenji Tierney

Chapter 14. Multiculturalism, museums, and tourism in Japan

Nelson Graburn

List of Contributors

Bibliography

Index

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