Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Like other industrial nations, Japan is experiencing its own forms of, and problems with, internationalization and multiculturalism. This volume focuses on several aspects of this process and examines the immigrant minorities as well as their Japanese recipient communities. Multiculturalism is considered broadly, and includes topics often neglected in other works, such as: religious pluralism, domestic and international tourism, political regionalism and decentralization, sports, business styles in the post-Bubble era, and the education of immigrant minorities.
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
Chapter 3. Globalization and the new meanings of the foreign executive in Japan
Chapter 4. (Re)constructing boundaries: International marriage migrants in Yamagata as agents of multiculturalism
Chapter 5. Internationalization and localization: Institutional and personal engagements with Japan's Kokusaika movement
Chapter 6. Transnational migration of women: Changing boundaries of contemporary Japan
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
Chapter 9. Transnational community activities of visa-overstayers in Japan: Governance and transnationalism from below
Chapter 10. "Newcomers" in public education: Chinese and Vietnamese children in a Buraku community
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
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
List of Contributors