Kyushu University Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studie

Kyushu University Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studie

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Social Diversity and Coexistence
Name OTA Yoshinobu
Field of Specialization Anthropology
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Department of Cultural Studies Department of Cultural Studies Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies
Academic degree Ph.D.
Research interest •I have been investigating the role that the idea of "indigenous people" as political identity--the Maya Kaqchikel, in particular--might play in the reconstruction of Post-Peace Accord Guatemala; what does it mean to be political as indigenous people in a country that seeks to democratize itself through the redefition of the State power? I have also conducting an ethnographic research among the fishermen in the island of Ishigaki, the southern Ryukyus, since the early 1990's. From September 1, 2009 through MArch 26, 2010, I conducted an archival research, as a Fulbright Scholar, on the mural art projects created by Jean Charlot, at the University of Hawai'i.
keyword : the Indigenous People, critical liberalism, the southern Ryukyus, cultural appropriation, political identity
2004.04~2013.03.
•A historical study of anthropological theory
A Study of indigenous peoples in settler colonies
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