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IKEYA Kazunobu
IKEYA KazunobuIKEYA Kazunobu
Department of Modern Society and Civilization・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Environmental anthropology, cultural geography; Southern Africa, Japan
Individual Research Projects
  • On the study of Human Civilization about Animal Husbandry in the Tropics
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Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Tohoku Univ. 1981
  • M.A. Univ. of Tsukuba 1983
  • Ph.D. Tohoku Univ. 2003

Research Keywords

Africa, Northeast Asia, Bangladesh, Japan, San, Somali, Chukchi, Japanese, Environmental Anthropology, Cultural Geography

Publications (English publications only)

Books
2016
K. Ikeya and Robert K. Hitchcock (eds.) Hunter-Gatherers and their Neighbors in Asia, Africa, and South America. Senri Ethnological Studies 94, National Museum of Ethnology.
2009
Interactions between Hunter-Gatherers and Farmers: From Prehistory to Present. In K.Ikeya, H. Ogawa and P. Mitchell (eds.) Senri Ethnological Studies 73.
2006
Updating the San: Image and Reality of an African People in the 21st Century. In R. K. Hitchcock, K. Ikeya, M. Biesele and R. B. Lee (eds.) Senri Ethnological Studies 70.PDF ICON
2006
The Chukchi Culture. Chukotka Studies 4.
2005
K. Ikeya and E. Fratkin (eds.) Pastoralists and Their Neighbors in Asia and Africa. Senri Ethnological Studies 69, pp. 1–14. PDF ICON
2001
Parks, Property, and Power: Managing Hunting Practice and Identity within State Policy Regimes David Anderson. In K. Ikeya (ed.) Senri Ethnological Studies 59. PDF ICON
Papers
2016
Introduction. In K. Ikeya and Robert K. Hitchcock (eds.) Hunter-Gatherers and their Neighbors in Asia, Africa, and South America, Senri Ethnological Studies 94, pp.1-15, National Museum of Ethnology.
2016
Interaction of the San, NGOs, Companies, and the State. In K. Ikeya and Robert K. Hitchcock (eds.) Hunter-Gatherers and their Neighbors in Asia, Africa, and South America, Senri Ethnological Studies 94, pp.255-267, National Museum of Ethnology.
2016
(with Shinsuke Nakai) Structure and Social Composition of Hunter-Gatherer Camps: Have the Mlabri Settled Permanently? In K. Ikeya and Robert K. Hitchcock (eds.) Hunter-Gatherers and their Neighbors in Asia, Africa, and South America, Senri Ethnological Studies 94, pp.123-138, National Museum of Ethnology.
2016
From Subsistence to Commercial Hunting: Changes of Hunting Activities among the San in Botswana, African Study Monographs Supplementary Issue No. 52, pp. 41-59, The Center for African Area Stuides, Kyoto University (2016.3)
2015
"Pig Farming at Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo", African Study Monographs Supplementary Issue No. 51, pp. 107-118, The Center for African Area Stuides, Kyoto University (2015.3)
2014
Biodiversity, Native Domestic Animals, and Livelihood in Monsoon Asia: Pig Pastoralism in the Bengal Delta of Bangladesh. K. Okamoto and Y. Ishikawa (eds.), Traditional Wisdom and Modern Knowledge for the Earth’s Future, International Perspectives in Geography 1, 51-77, Springer Japan (2014.3).
2013
Whaling hunting and use among the Chukchi in northeastern Siberia. In Kishigami N, H. Hamaguchi, J. Savelle (eds.) Anthropological Studies of Whaling. (Senri Ethnological Studies 84), pp. 121-136. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology (2013.8.30)
2013
Peccary traders and Peruvian Amazon distribution. The Proceedings of the International Workshop on "Incentive of Local Community for REDD and Semi-domestication of Non-timber Forest Products" pp. 59-67 Division of Environmental Ecology, Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University (2013.3).
2012
The Minpaku African Beads Collection:Practical Experience with Material and Information Collection. Asaki, Y. and Suzuki, C. eds. Beads in Africa. 112-115. The Museum of Modern Art,Hayama(2012.9)
2009
(With H. Ogawa and P. Mitchell) Introduction. In K. Ikeya, H. Ogawa and P. Mitchell (eds.) Interactions between Hunter-Gatherers and Farmers: From Prehistory to Present (Senri Ethnological Studies 73), pp. 1–11.
2009
(With S. Nakai) Historical and Contemporary Relations between Mlabri and Hmong in Northern Thailand. In K. Ikeya and S. Nakai (eds.) Interactions between Hunter-Gatherers and Farmers: From Prehistory to Present (Senri Ethnological Studies 73), pp. 247–261.
2008
(With T. Masuno) Fallow Period and Transition in Shifting Cultivation in Northern Thailand Detected by Surveys of Households and Fields. Tropical Agriculture and Development 52 (3): 74–81.
2008
Interactions between Wild Bears and People in Northern Japan for the Past 100 Years. The Environmental Histories of Europe and Japan, pp. 13–21. The Oxford-Kobe Environment Seminar.
2006
The Thumb Piano and San Identity in Central Botswana. Senri Ethnological Studies 70: 273–284.
2006
(With R. K. Hitchcock, M. Biesele, and R. B. Lee) Introduction: Updating the San, Image and Reality of an African People in the Twenty First Century. Senri Ethnological Studies 70: 1–42.
2006
Mobility and Territoriality among Hunting-Farming-Trading Societies: The Case Study of Bear Hunting in Mountain Environments of Northeastern Japan. In C Grier, J. Kim, and J. Uchiyama (eds.) Beyond Affluent Foragers: Rethinking Hunter-Gatherer Complexity, pp. 34–44. Oxford, U.K.: Oxbow Books.
2006
Kalahari Model and Symbiotic Relationship between Hunters and Farmers. World Archaeological Congress (WAC) Inter-Congress Program and Abstracts, pp. 39–40. Osaka Museum of History, Osaka, Japan.
2005
(With E. Fratkin) Introduction. In K. Ikeya and E. Fratkin (eds.) Pastoralists and Their Neighbors in Asia and Africa (Senri Ethnological Studies 69), pp. 1–14.
2005
Socioeconomic Relationships between Herders and Hunters: A Comparison of the Kalahari Desert and Northeastern Siberia. In K. Ikeya and E. Fratkin (eds.) Pastoralists and Their Neighbors in Asia and Africa (Senri Ethnological Studies 69), pp. 31–44.
2005
Livestock Economy and Amel Pastoralism among the Raika in India. In K. Ikeya and E. Fratkin (eds.) Pastoralists and Their Neighbors in Asia and Africa (Senri Ethnological Studies 69), pp. 171–185.
2005
Political Ecology of Land Degradation in the Kalahari Desert: Relationship between Desertification and Regional Society. The Indian Geographical Journal 77 (2): 89–98.
2004
Cultural Ecology of Zenmai Gathering in the Northeastern Japan. Science Reports of Tohoku University, 7th Series (Geography) 53 (1) (2): 1–28.
2004
Livestock Economy and Camel Pastoralism among the Raika in India. In T. Nakasato (ed.) A Study on Dominant Factors in a Recent Transformation of Livestock Keeping in India, pp. 131–144. A project report sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Science, Fukuoka University of Education, Japan.
2004
Tshokwe Lamellaphones in Northeastern Angola. In J. Kawada and K. Tsukada (eds.) CULTURES SONORES D'AFRIQUE III, pp. 111–125. Hiroshima City University.
2004
Historical Changes in Reindeer Herding by the Chukchi and Preservation of the Identity. In T. Irimoto and T. Yamada (eds.) Circumpolar Ethnicity and Identity (Senri Ethnological Studies 66), pp. 269–278. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2003
(With P. J. Matthews) Before Farming: The Archaeology and Anthropology Hunter-Gatherers. National Museum of Ethnology, Japan (Department Review) 3 (8): 1–5. U. K.: Western Academic and Specialist Press.
2002
Hunter-Gathers and the State: Historical Ethnography of subsistence among the Kalahari San. Senri Ethnological Monograph 4: 298 (in Japanese).
2001
Introduction: Hunting Culture and Mining Knowledge. Parks, Property, and Power: Managing Hunting Practice and Identity within State Policy Regimes (Senri Ethnological Studies 59), pp.1–6. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2001
Chukchi Reindeer Grazing and Changes to Grazing Territory in Northeastern Siberia. Parks, Property, and Power: Managing Hunting Practice and Identity within State Policy Regimes (Senri Ethnological Studies 59), pp. 81–99. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2001
Some Changes among the San under the Influence of Relocation Plan in Botswana. Parks, Property, and Power: Managing Hunting Practice and Identity within State Policy Regimes (Senri Ethnological Studies 59), pp. 183–198. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2000
Environment and Resource Management among the San in Botswana. Nomadic Peoples 4 (1): 67–82. Oxford: Berghahn Journals.
1999
The Historical Dynamics of the Socioeconomic Relationships between the Nomadic San and the Rural Kgalagadi. Botswana Notes and Records 31: 19–32.
1998
Local Land Management and Conflicts among Camel Pastralists in Northeastern Kenya. In Haan and Blaikie (eds.) Looking at the Maps in the Dark. Faculty of Environmental Sciences. University of Amsterdam.
1998
Interaction between San and Kgalagadi in the Colonial Era. Proc. of The Khoisan Identities and Cultural Heritage Conf, pp. 59–66. Cape Town, South Africa.
1997
Bear Ritual of the Matagi and the Ainu in Northeastern Japan. In Yamada and Irimoto (eds.) Circumpolar Animism and Shamanism, pp. 55–63. Hokkaido University Press.
1997
Study in Japan on Mongolian Cattle-Breeders. Northern Studies Association Bulletin 5: 4–6.
1996
Dry Farming among the San in the Central Kalahari. African Study Monographs Suppl. 22: 85–100.
1996
Road Constraction and Handicraft Production in the Xade Area, Botswana. Africa Study Monographs Suppl 22: 67–84.
1994
Hunting with Dogs among the San in the Central Kalahari. African Study Monographs 15 (3): 119–134.
1993
Goat Raising among the San in the Central Kalahari. African Study Monographs 14 (1): 39–52.
1991
(With Tanaka, Sugawara, Yagasaki, and Imamura) A Report on the Social and Ecological Research on the San (Basarwa) of the Kade Area 1987–1991. The Office of the President Republic of Botswana, pp. 1–48.
1988
Spatial Structure of Zenmai Gathering: A Case Study of the Mountain Village in the Heavy Snow Zone. Science Reports of the Tohoku University, (Seventh Series) 38 (2): 104–118.
1987
Rice Crops and Shifting Cultivation in Miomote, Murakamihan in the Edo Era. Science Reports of the Tohoku University, (Seventh Series) 37: 41–51.

Presentations

2017
Changing Marine Resources in Japan: Abalone, Kelp, Sea Urchin (Session "Production and Distribution of Natural Resources in Northeast Asia"). Internatioanl Convention of Asia Scholars(ICAS)10,Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) (2017.7.23)
2016
The History of Japan-China Relations in respect to the Marine Resource: Abalones in Japan, the 6th Asian Food Study Conference, Ritsumeikan University Biwako-Kusatsu Campus, Shiga. (2016.12.03)
2016
S. Nakai and K. Ikeya, Structure and Social Composition of Hunter-gatherer Camps: Have the Mlabri Settled Permanently? the eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC8), Doshisha University, Imadegawa Campus (2016.8.29)
2009
“Transformations of the Economy among the Kgalagadi Agro-Pastoralist.” The 16th Congress of The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Congress, 28 July, 2009, Kunming, China.
2006
“Cross-Regional Comparison of Modes of Life of Hunter-Gatherers: Between Africa and Southeast Asia.” Abstracts of The Third International Conference on Moral Economy of Africa, pp.16–17, October, 2006, Fukui, Japan.
2006
“Ethnoarchaeology of Hunting among the Central Kalahari San.” Abstracts of ICAZ 2006 International Council for Archaeozoology 10th Conference, pp. 89, August, 2006, Mexico City, Mexico.
2006
“How Were Red Junglefowl Domesticated?–Comparative Ethnological Approach among Northern Thailand’s Local People?” Abstract of The 2006 HCMR “Human-Chicken Multi-Relationships Research Project” Congress in Tokyo, pp. 32, 19 June, 2006.
2006
“Introduction: Interaction between Hunters and Farmers.” World Archaeological Congress (WAC) Inter-Congress, 13 January, 2006, Osaka Museum of History.
2006
“Kalahari Model and Symbiotic Relationship between Hunters and Farmers in Prehistory and History.” World Archaeological Congress (WAC) Inter-Congress, 13 January, 2006, Osaka Museum of History.
2005
“Livestock Raising among the Kalahari Hunter-Gatherers.” Pan Africa Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related Studies 2005 12th Congress, 6 July, 2005, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.
2004
“Migration and Economy of Somali Camel Herders over the Past 13 years.” Abstracts of paper and poster presentations of International Conference “Dialog between Cultures and Civilizations: Present State and Perspectives of Nomadism in a Globalizing World”, p. 53, August, 2004, Ulaanbaatar, Monglia.
2003
“Social Changes in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve over Seven Decades.” A paper presented at American Anthropological Association 102ND Annual meeings. 19 November, 2003, Chicago, U.S.A.
2003
“The Culture and Variety of the Thumb Piano Played by the San in Central Botswana.” A paper presented at Khoe and San International Conference, 11 September, 2003, Gaborone, Botswana.
2003
“Hunter-Gatherer and Agro-Pastoralist in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve Issue.” XV ICAES ABSTRACT BOOK Vol.II, pp. 790. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, July, 2003, Florence, Italy.
2002
“Changes of Hunting Skills in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.” 9th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, September, 2002, Edinburgh Conference Center, U.K.
2002
“Socio-Economic Changes among the Reindeer Chukchi for the Past 100 Years: Case Study of Chaun Group and Upper Anadyr Group. The International Symposium “The Raven’s Arch: Jesup North Pacific Expedition Revisited”, 27 October, 2002, Sapporo.
2002
“From Reindeer Herding to Salmon Fishing: Chukchi’s Adaptation in the Risk.” Abstracts of The 17th International Abashiri Symposium, People and Culture in the North Pacific: From the Viewpoint of the Use of Biolological Resources, pp. 4–5, 19 October, 2002.
2002
“Socioeconomic Relationship between Herders and Hunters: A Comparison of the Kalahari Desert and the Northeastern Siberia.” Abstracts of Inter-Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences , pp 109, 22 September, 2002, Tokyo.
2002
“Mobility and Territoriality among Hunting-Farming-Trading Societies.” Abstracts of International Council of Archaeozoology 9th Conference, p. 63, 31 August, 2002, University of Durham, U.K.
2000
“Political Ecology of Land Degradation in the Kalahari Desert.” 29th International Goegraphic Congress Abstracts, pp. 192–193, Seoul, Korea.
2000
“Preservation of the Identity of the Chukuchee amid Changes in Reindeer Pastoralism.” Program and abstracts of International Conference on Ethnicity and Identuty in the North, pp. 24, Sapporo, Japan.
1998
“Environment and Resource Management among the San in Botswana.” The 14th Internatinal Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (ICAES), Williamsburg, U.S.A.
1998
“Social Changes among the San under the Influence of the Resettlement Policy.” The 8th Internatinal Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS8), Osaka, Japan.
1998
“Histrical Dynamics of the Socioeconomic Relationships between the Nomadic San and the Rural Kgalagadi.” American Anthropological Association 97th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
1997
“Ineraction Between San and Kgalagadi in the Colonial Era.” Third International Conference on Khoisan Studies Abstracts, pp. 29, July, 1997.
1996
“Land Management and Conflicts among Three Nomadic Societies in Dryland Africa.” 28th International Geographic Congress Abstracts.