SUZUKI Motoi

Staff Members

SUZUKI Motoi

Professor
Center for Cultural Resource Studies

Research Specialization Anthropological perspectives on development assistance evaluations
Individual Research Projects Comprehensive Study of Latin American Collection in MINPAKU

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.