The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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FUKAGAWA Hiroki
FUKAGAWA HirokiFUKAGAWA Hiroki
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology・Research Fellow
Research Specialization
  • Cultural Anthropology, Area Studies in Oceania
Individual Research Projects
  • Conflict and Mediation in Papua New Guinea
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Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Literature (University of Tsukuba) (May 25, 2013)
  • Research Fellow in Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology, National Museum of Ethnology

Research Interests

  • Description and analysis of the dynamics of the emotion in dispute and mediation
  • Description and analysis of the kinship, gift exchange and witchcraft from the viewpoint of the personhood in Papua New Guinea
  • Colonization and whiteness (the concept of white)

Current Research Topics

  • Description and analysis of the dynamics of the emotion in witchcraft

Research Keywords

Papua New Guinea, conflict, emotion, personhood, gift exchange, whiteness

Selected Publications

2014
“Constructing Self and Other in the New Guinea Highlands: Whiteness and Inter-Clan Competition in the Postcolonial Period.” In Heung Wah Wong and Keiji Maegawa (eds.) Revisiting Colonial & Post-Colonial: Anthropological Studies of Cultural Interface. pp. 73- 96. Los Angeles: Bridge21 Publications.

Publications (English publications only)

2014
“Constructing Self and Other in the New Guinea Highlands: Whiteness and Inter-Clan Competition in the Postcolonial Period.” In Heung Wah Wong and Keiji Maegawa (eds.) Revisiting Colonial & Post-Colonial: Anthropological Studies of Cultural Interface. pp. 73- 96. Los Angeles: Bridge21 Publications.

Presentations

2015
‘The Formalization and Authority-seeking of Village Courts: Reconstruction of Local Arbitration in the New Guinea Highlands.’ ZAIRAICHI Workshop: Reflecting Local Knowledge to Global Context. Kyoto University, Japan (poster presentation) (February 2, 2015).
2014
‘Curse of Uncertainty: Healing Ritual and Multiple Causes of Misfortune.’ Symposium: Risk, Agent X, Science & Technology. Tsukuba Global Science Week (TGSW) 2014. University of Tsukuba, Japan (October 29, 2014).