Fielding Graduate University
Research Poster Session at National Session 2011
Transcultural Japan - At the Borderlands of Race, Gender, and Identity -- David Blake Willis, PhD, Faculty, School of Human and Organizational Development and Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, EdD, Faculty, School of Human and Organizational Development
"Transcultural Japan: At the borderlands of race, gender, and identity" is a critical examination of the frontiers of culture, of mixed and pure, of becoming and being Other in Japan, of the multiple intersections of identities (cultural, class, gender, race, ethnicity, etc.) and the narratives and conversations about these identities in Japanese urban settings. We talk about the variety of diversity in Japan from the inside, especially the ways in which the voices of difference in the urban megacity of Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto open up challenges to the dominant orthodoxy about Japan, revealing an extraordinarily complex new society in sharp contrast to commonly believed images of what is Japan and Japanese society.
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