Accepted Paper:

Living on the edge: buraku in Kyoto in Japan  

Author:

Nataša Visočnik (University of Ljubljana)

Paper short abstract:

The presentation deals with the area of Sujin in Kyoto city in Japan, which is known to be settled by the people who are marginalized for a variety of reasons.

Paper long abstract:

The presentation deals with the area Sujin in Kyoto city in Japan, which is known to be settled by the people who are marginalized for a various reasons. This place is also known to be buraku ordowa chiiku and it is one of the officially recognized buraku neighborhoods in Kyoto. The research based on the short fieldwork focuses on marginal communities living in Sujin and their struggle for better living. The presentation also considers in more detail developments within buraku life. Especially it focuses on the important role of machizukuri and neighborhood associations in liberation movements over the course of the last few decades, and it also looks into future plans.

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