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TAKEZAWA Shoichiro
TAKEZAWA ShoichiroTAKEZAWA Shoichiro
Department of Cultural Research・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Afirican history, history of anthropological thought; West Africa
Individual Research Projects
  • 1. A Study of African History
  • 2. A Study of Communities Devastated by Tsunami
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Academic Qualifications:

  • B.A. Univ. of Tokyo 1976
  • M.A. Univ. of Tokyo 1978
  • Ph.D. L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales 1985

Research Interests

  • Study on the Fishermen's Societies in West Africa
  • Reconstruction of the West African History
  • Reconstruction of the History of Anthropology in Relation to the Formation of European Societies

Research Keywords

Africa, Europe, Japan, Bozo, Dogon, Japanese, Religious Anthropology, Cultural history, Social History, Material Culture

Publications (English publications only)

2012
La fête japonaise : appareil hégémonique de la cité marchande. Techniques & Culture 57(2011-2): 98-119.
2012
Discovery of the Earliest Royal Palace in Gao and Its Implications for the History of West Africa(with Mamadou Cissé) Cahiers d'études africaines 208 (52-4): 813-844.
2012
Living in the World after the Tsunami. Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter 35: 11-12.
2010
The Cult of Things: Possession, Collection, and Representation. Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter 30:8-10.
2010
El Anatsui: Working between History and Art. In Yukiya Kawaguchi (ed.) A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Work of El Anatsui, pp.192-197, NCP Pr.
2010
Urban Festical in Japan: Hakata Gion Yamakasa. Journal of Asian Urbanism 2010-2: 8-11.
2008
Ethnological Museums & the (Un)Making of History. Kenji Yoshida & John Mack, (eds.) Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Africa, James Currey, pp.187-198.
2008
Nation-State and Immigration: An European Approach.In S. Yamashita, M. Minami, and D. W. Haines and Jerry S. (eds.) Transnational Migration in East Asia: Japan in a Comparative Focus(Senri Ethnological Reports 77)pp.197–203.
2007
Rewriting African History: Ecological Resources and Development of Social System.Minpaku Anthropology News Letter 24:10-12.
2001
La domestication du céréal au Méma. Proceedings of the 11th Panafricain Congress of Prehistory and the Related Sciences. pp.95-110.
1999
Family, Community and Modernization in Asian Societies, Takezawa (ed.) Asian-Pacific Center.
1999
From Environmental Destruction to a Model City for Environmental Protection.
1999
Can Religious Studies Be a Social Science? New Trends in Religious Studies, pp.36–54, Nanzan University.
1998
Fukuoka’s Historical and Modern Links with Asia. Pacific Friends 26 (8): 22–24.
1992
L’organisation sociale Bozo dans une perspective historique. In J.Kawada, (ed.) Boucle du Niger, Approches multi-disciplinaires, 3, pp.261–285, ILCAA.
1988
Le maître des eaux et l'islam: Changements sociaux et changements religieux chez les Tiée du Niger. In J. Kawada (ed.) Boucle du Niger: Approches multi-disciplinaires, 1, pp.113-166, ILCAA.

Academic Degrees

Symbole et pouvoi - Système général des rites, le cas des Dogon du Mali. Thèse du 3ème cycle présentée et soutenue à L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. (1985.3)