Accepted Paper:

Changing anthropology: new trends among Japanese anthropologists  
Sachiko Kubota (Kobe University)

Paper long abstract:

Because of its history, Japanese anthropology had been avoided its applied nature for a long time, especially after the world war II. Although, after 1980s, Japanese anthropology find more and more interests emerging especially among young scholars upon matters concerning environment, development, medical and so on , in other words, on practical issues. This trend tells us the situation of Japanese society, and about the situation of anthropology in Japanese academia at the same time. In this presentation, I will talk about the brief history of Japanese anthropology as introduction and then about the changes happening among Japanese anthropology from the critical point of view.

Panel W004
Diverse anthropologies with multiple publics: Crisis or imaginative responses? [WCAA workshop]