The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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SUZUKI Motoi
SUZUKI MotoiSUZUKI Motoi
Department of Modern Society and Civilization・Associate Professor
Research Specialization
  • Anthropological perspectives on development assistance evaluations
Individual Research Projects
  • The Outline of Contemporary Civilizations in Latin America
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Academic Qualifications:

  • B.A. Univ. of Tokyo 1982
  • M A. Univ. of Tokyo 1985

Research Topics:

Ethnographic evaluation of development Projects, fair trade of cacao and chocolate, social transformation of the Yucatec Maya

Geographical Areas of Interest:

Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

Ethnic Groups:

Maya, Mestizos

Discipline:

Development anthropology, Latin American area studies

Publications:

2008
How to Learn from a Development Project?: The Use of Ethnography for Drawing Lessons. Kokusai Kaihatsu Kenkyu [The Journal of International Development Studies] 17 (2): 45–58. (In Japanese with English summary)
2006
How to Improve Project Cycle Management: An Anthropological Approach. Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter 23: 7–8.
 
2006
¿Cómo apreciar las organizaciones mayas en Yucatán?: Un dilema para antropología del desarrollo. In K. Ochiai (ed.) El Mundo Maya: Miradas Japonesas, pp.211–225, Mérida: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
2000
Tu'ux k bin?: El dilema de auto-representación en un movimiento étnico de los Mayas Yucatecos. Chiba University Jinbun Kenkyu 29: 135–150.
1999
Face to face: Interface Analysis of Japanese Technical Cooperation in Bohol, the Philippines. In Y. Uchiyamada (ed.) Bunka to Kaihatsu: Hoho to Jirei (Culture and Development: Methods and Cases), pp.20–34, Tokyo: Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development.
1998
Antropología de desarrollo: Una perspectiva japonesa.In M. Suzuki (ed.) Kaihatsu Tojokoku Chiiki Shakai ni okeru Kokyoteki Soshiki / Seido no Dotai ni kansuru Jinruigakuteki Kenkyu (Estudio Antropológico sobre el dínamica de Organizaciones y Instituciones Públicas en la Sociedad Regional de los Países en via de Desarroloyo) pp.151–162. Tokyo: Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development.
1990
Rural Development and Peasant Adaptive Strategies: A Case Study in a Yucatec Mayan Community. Shakai Kagaku Journal (of International Christian University) 28 (2): 171–191.

Presentations:

2009
“Development as Experiment: A Twofold Approach in the Era of Post-Development.”Reframing Development: Post-Development, Globalization, and the Human Condition, 9 April, 2009, The Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University.
2007
“Bandera y banquete: Un estudio etnográfico del nacionalismo en Yucatán.” Taller de “Imágenes, Educación y Nación: un diálogo japonés-mexicano en torno al día de la independencia mexicana” en El Colegio de México. 6 de noviembre, 2007.
2004
“Customization of Holism: A Key Factor for Effective Anthropological Contributions to Development Practice.” The International Symposium: The Social Use of Anthropology at the National Museum of Ethnology, 29 October, 2004.
1998
“Esencialismo y conservadorismo: Estrategias políticas de una organización étnica de los Mayas de Yucatán.” El 4to Congreso Internacional de Mayistas en Antigua, Guatemala. 6 de Agosto, 1998.