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Deputy Directors-General, Department of Cross-Field Research

Research Specialization Cultural anthropology, gender studies; Italy, Mediterranean Europe
Individual Research Projects Reconsideration and Reconstruction of the Public and the Intimate

Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Univ. of Tokyo 1978
  • M.A. Univ. of Tokyo 1984

Research Interests

  • Ethnographic Studies of Italy and Mediterranean Europe
  • Cultural Anthropology of Gender / Sexuality
  • Rethinking of Social Theories

Current Research Topics

  • Rethinking of the Public and the Private
  • Rethinking of Anthropology of Italy

Research Keywords

Cultural Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality, Kinship and Family, Italy, Mediterranean Europe

Selected Publications

2011 Revisiting Kinship Studies from the Perspective of Multiplicity of Parent-Child Relationships- with Reference to Italian Cases. Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology 75(4):574-601. (in Japanese)
2007 Udagawa, T. and A. Nakatani (eds.) Reading Anthropology of Gender with Bibliographical Reviews. Kyoto: Sekaishisosha. (in Japanese)
2006 Towards Revisiting Identity: Another Phase of Italian Identity Discourse. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 30(4):455-492. (in Japanese)