The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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MORI Akiko
MORI AkikoMORI Akiko
Department of Globalization and Humanity・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Cultural anthropology, ethnography; Central Europe, Germany, Austria, Japan
Individual Research Projects
  • Rethinking Anthropological Comparison
Personal website

Academic Qualifications:

  • B.A. Japan Women's Univ. 1980
  • M.A. Univ. of Tsukuba 1984
  • Ph.D. Univ. of Tsukuba 1997

Research Topics:

A theoretical study of Europe-anthropology

Geographical Areas of Interest:

Carinthia (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Viennna (Austria), Europe

Ethnic Groups:

Austrian, Slowene, German

Discipline:

Cultural anthropology, social history

Publications:

2014
"Introduction: Exhibiting Cultures from Comparative Perspectives", Special Issue Exhibiting Cultures: Comparative Perspectives from Japan and Europe, Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 38 (4): 461-473.
2014
"Exhibiting European Cultures in the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka", Special Issue Exhibiting Cultures: Comparative Perspectives from Japan and Europe, Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 38 (4): 475-494.
2013
"Considering Contemporary Forms and Meanings of the Social: The Anthropology of Europe", in Akiko Mori (ed.) The Anthropology of Europe as Seen from Japan: Considering Contemporary Forms and Meanings of the Social (Senri Ethnological Studies 81), pp.3-14. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2012
"Japan", In Regina F. Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem (eds), A Companion to Folklore, pp.211-233, Chichester: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
2012
"Japan, in Companion to Folklore", Wiley Online Library (eds R. F. Bendix and G. Hasan-Rokem, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.) doi: 10.1002/9781118379936.ch11
2011
"The Anthropology of Europe and its Extending Horizons", Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter 32: 15.
2010
"An Anthropological Study of Europe: What Does It Mean to be Social?", Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter 31: 1-3.
2001
Historiography Now: A Dialogue between History and Anthropology: International Symposium 13–15 November 2001, Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter 13: 14 .
1995
Grab, Epitaph und Friedhof. Neue Zugaenge ethnologischer Familienforschung am Beispiel einer Kaerntner Landgemeinde. HISTORISCHE ANTHROPOLOGIE. KULTUR GESELLSCHAFT ALLTAG, Jahrgang 3. Heht 1: 112–124, Koeln, Weimar and Wien: Boehlau Verlag.
1995
Familiengrabpflege in ethnologischer Sicht: eine Dorfforschung in Suedostkaernten. L'HOMME. ZEITSCHRIFT FUER FEMINISTISCHE GESCHICHTSWISSENSCHAFT, 6. Jg. Heft 2: 86–97, Wien, Koeln and Weimar: Boehlau Verlag.
1989
“das ganze Haus” und Familien “Network”: die Lebenskonzepte der Frauen in einer Gemeinde Suedostkaerntens. Hersg. Kossek / Langer / Seiser Verkehren der Geschlechter, Reflexionen und Analysen von Ethnologinnen, Reihe Frauenforschung Bd.10: 208–220. Wien: Frauen Verlag.

Presentations:

2015
“Introduction to ‘Thinking about Cultural Heritage Regimes'”, The International Forum-Thinking about Cultural Heritage Regimes. A Discussion with Prof. Regina Bendix. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. (2015.10.13)
2014
"Rethinking the Social in Berlin: An Ethnographic Study", in the Panel: Mutual Anthropology: A Proposal for Future Equality in the Discipline. IUAES(the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences) 2014. Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, Chiba. (2014.5.16)
2013
"Making Exhibition of European Cultures in Japan: A Case of Minpaku 2012", International Symposium - Exhibiting Cultures: Comparative Perspectives from Japan and Europe. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. (2013.3.17)
2013
"Introduction to the Exhibiting Cultures: Comparative Perspectives from Japan and Europe", International Symposium - Exhibiting Cultures: Comparative Perspectives from Japan and Europe. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. (2013.3.17)
2011
"Introduction to the Anthropology of Europe and its Extending Horizons", International Workshop: The Anthropology of Europe and its Extending Horizons. National Museum of Ethnology, 29 Jan, Osaka, Japan.
2003
“Der West und das Europa in Kulturanthropologie.” Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Institut fuer Europaeische Ethnologie, 21 Jan, Berlin, Germany.
1993
“Grabhalten in Suedostkaernten: Frauen als Forschungsbrennpunkt.” Frauengeschichte Colloquium, 13 Jan, Wien, Austria.