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TANABE Shigeharu
TANABE Shigeharu
National Museum of Ethnology・Professor Emeritus
Research Specialization
Individual Research Projects
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Academic Qualifications:

  • B.A. Kyoto Univ. 1970
  • M.A. Kyoto Univ. 1972
  • Ph.D. Univ. of London 1981

Geographical areas of Interest:

Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Southwestern China

Discipline:

Ritual and ideological discourse, anthropological theories of practice, ecological anthropology, agrarian change.

Publications:

2002
Tanabe, Shigeharu and Charles F. Keyes (eds) 2002 (May) Cultural Crisis and Social Memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and Laos, London: RoutledgeCurzon.
2002
'Wittgenstein and the anthropological imagination', Ratsatsan (Political Science Journal, Thammasat University), 23(1): 45-76.(2002.6) 2002
seIntroduction' to Shigeharu Tanabe and Charles F. Keyes (eds) Cultural Crisis and Social Memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and Laos, London: RoutledgeCurzon, pp.1-39.(2002.5)
2002
'The person in transformation: body, mind and cultural appropriation', in Shigeharu Tanabe and Charles F. Keyes (eds) Cultural Crisis and Social Memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and Laos, London: RoutledgeCurzon, pp.43-67.(2002.5)
2000
'Memories displaced by ritual: cognitive processes in the spirit cults of northern Thailand', Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology Vol.24 No.4 pp.707-726
1999
'Suffering and negotiation: spirit-mediumship and HIV/Aids, self-help groups in northern Thailand', Tai Culture (Berlin) 4(1): 93-115
1995
'Ngan wicai choeng manutwitthaya khong yipun nai r-ang chonphao thai (Anthropological studies on Tai ethnic groups in Japan)', Bunpha Milinthasut and Charuwan Phromwang-Chgamphet (eds.), Kans-ksa watthanatham chonchat thai (Studies on cultures of Tai groups), Bangkok: National Agency of Culture, pp. 299-309. (in Thai)
1994
Ecology and Practical Technology: Peasant Farming Systems in Thailand,Bangkok: White Lotus, xx+300pp.
1993
'Bukkhon nai krabuankan klai saphawa: rangkai citcai lae kanyaengyua thang watthanatham (The person in transformation: body, mind and culturalappropriation)', S-ksakatsan (Chiang Mai): 21(2): 23-52. (in Thai)
1992
'Kho khit hen r-ang ton bun latthi phra sian lae latthi f-nfu satsana nai lanna (Notes on Ton Bun, Millennialism and Revivalism in Lanna)', Witthayalai khruchiang mai (ed.), Phutthasatsana kap sangkhom lanna (Buddhism and the Lanna Society), Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Teacher's College, pp.157-163. (in Thai)
1991
'Spirits, Power, and the Discourse of Female Gender: Phi Meng Cult of Northern Thailand', in Manas Chitakasem and Andrew Turton (eds.) Thai Constructions of Knowledge, London: School of Oriental and African Studies, pp.183-212
1991
Religious Traditions among Tai Ethnic Groups: A Selected Bibliography. Ayutthaya: Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre, x+262pp. (Preface,
Introductory note and the edited bibliography)
1988
'Spirits and Ideological Discourse: The Tai L- Guardian Cults in Yunnan', Sojourn (Singapore) 3(1): 1-25
1986
Nung l_ng nung dam: tamnan khong phunam chaona haeng lannathai (Wearing the Yellow Robe, Waering the Black Garbs: A Story of a Peasant Leader in Northern Thailand) Bangkok: Sangsan Publishing House, ix+263pp. (in Thai)
1984
History and Peasant Consciousness in South East Asia, Senri EthnologicalStudies, No. 13, Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, edited with Andrew Turton, vi+420pp.
1984
'Ideological practice in peasant rebellions: Siam at the turn of the twentieth century'. In Andrew Turton and Shigeharu Tanabe (eds.) History and Peasant Consciousness in South East Asia, Senri Ethnological Studies, No. 13, pp.75-110
1980
'Farming technology in the deep flooding area of the Chao Phraya delta:a case study in Ayutthaya', Southeast Asian Studies Vol.17 No.4 pp.658-707
1979
'Rice-growing technology and land tenure in the Chao Phraya delta:a case study in Phakthan, Singburi province', in Masuo Kuchiba and Leslie Bauzon (eds.) A Comparative Study of Paddy-growing Communities in Southeast Asia and Japan, Tokyo: Toyota Foundation
1978
'Land Reclamation in the Chao Phraya Delta'. In Yoneo Ishii (ed.), Thailand: A Rice-Growing Society. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp.40-82
1977
'Historical geography of the canal system in the Chao Phrayariver delta fromthe Ayutthaya period to the fourth reign of the Ratanakosin Dynasty', Journal of the Siam Society 65 (2): pp.23-72
1975
'Kanchonprathan ph-a kankaset nai prawattisat thai (Irrigated agriculture in the Thai economic history)', Warasan thammasat (Thammasat University Journal,Bangkok) 5(2): 80-94. (in Thai)