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Mr. Ainu - cultural mobilization and the practice of ethnicity in a hierarchical culture

Sjöberg, Katarina LU (1991) In Lund Studies in Social Anthropology No. 2
Abstract
This thesis discusses cultural change among the Ainu, Japan's indigenous people, its specificity and the circumstances that have led to it. Fieldwork was conducted in Hokkaido, the main territory of the Ainu, during a period of 12 months, stretching from 1985 to 1988. Focusing on strategies makes it possible to lay bare the multiple nature of agency that characterize the interaction between, the Ainu, the larger society and the state. The questions raised concern how the strategies of the Ainu are structured and the stress is on cultural aspects of Ainu contemporary activities and how they have been incorporated into the larger Japanese society.
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author
supervisor
opponent
  • professor Keesing, Roger, MCGill Univeristy, Canada
organization
publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
social anthropology, ethnicity, sociology, Hokkaido Ainu, Japan, cultural mobibilzation, sociologi, socialantropologi
in
Lund Studies in Social Anthropology No. 2
pages
211 pages
publisher
Department of Sociology, Lund University
defense location
Lund
defense date
1991-02-28 10:15
ISBN
91-628-0270-0
language
English
LU publication?
yes
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2773c125-e216-4e8b-ae37-9213e0fe0a83 (old id 715620)
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2009-02-27 09:44:23
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  abstract     = {This thesis discusses cultural change among the Ainu, Japan's indigenous people, its specificity and the circumstances that have led to it. Fieldwork was conducted in Hokkaido, the main territory of the Ainu, during a period of 12 months, stretching from 1985 to 1988. Focusing on strategies makes it possible to lay bare the multiple nature of agency that characterize the interaction between, the Ainu, the larger society and the state. The questions raised concern how the strategies of the Ainu are structured and the stress is on cultural aspects of Ainu contemporary activities and how they have been incorporated into the larger Japanese society.},
  author       = {Sjöberg, Katarina},
  isbn         = {91-628-0270-0},
  keyword      = {social anthropology,ethnicity,sociology,Hokkaido Ainu,Japan,cultural mobibilzation,sociologi,socialantropologi},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {211},
  publisher    = {Department of Sociology, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {Lund Studies in Social Anthropology No. 2},
  title        = {Mr. Ainu - cultural mobilization and the practice of ethnicity in a hierarchical culture},
  year         = {1991},
}