TANAKA, Masakazu Professor
|Graduate School Department /Course /Field||Cultural Coexistence/Cultural, Regional and Historic Studies on Environment/Cultural Anthropology|
|Other Affiliation||Institute for Research in Humanities|
|shakti AT zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp|
|Research areas||social/cultual anthropology, religious studies, South Asia ethnograpy, see my web-site for details.|
|Keywords||religion, gender, sexuality, violence, anthropological theories, South Asia and Japan.|
|Themes||Please see my web-site for details.Having done anthropological research in South India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Latest research topic includes the U.S. military bases in Japan.At the Institute for Research in Humanities I have organized four long-term seminaras, on ritual violence, on cultural construction of self and emotion, on fetishism, and on contact-zone.
|Major publications||(anthor)Patrons, Devotees and Goddesses: Ritual and Politics among the Tamil Fishemen of Sri Lanka. 1997 Manohar(Delhi)
(editor)Living with Shakti: Gender, Sexuality and Religion in South Asia.1998. Senri Ethnological Studies 50.
(article) Cultural Situation, Violence and Possibility of Intercultural Ethics:. In Menschenrechre, Kulturen und Gewalt: Ansatze einer interkulturellen Ethik, Nomos.2005
8article) Religion in Everyday Life In Veena Das (ed.) The Oxford India Companion to Sociology and Anthropology. Oxford University Press, 2004..
Hinduism in Singapore: Ethno-nationalization in Process, In Junji Koizumi (ed.) Dynamics of Cultures and Systems in the Pacific Rim: Anthropological Studies. Osaka: Osaka University Press, 2004.
|Professional societies/Research and synergic activities||Member of the Japanese Association of Ethnology, Japanese Association of Religious Studies, Japanese Association of South Asia,Japan Oral History Association, and the Association of Religion and Society.|
|Background||please see my web-seite for details.