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Inoue, Miyako 1962-

Works: 9 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 1,484 library holdings
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Miyako Inoue
The political economy of gender and language in Japan by Miyako Inoue( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state in training : European Union accession and the making of human rights in Turkey by Elif M Babül( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation traces the route and a key mechanism through which human rights continues to infuse into the state domain in Turkey. At its focus are the human rights training programs for state officials and government workers, held in line with Turkey's pending accession to the European Union (EU). In this ethnographic study of those training programs, I aim to scrutinize both the everyday governmental configurations of Turkey's accession to the EU and the effects of the particular framing of human rights engendered by the accession process. Built around these two main pillars, this study emerges in conversation with both the anthropological studies of transnational governance and the anthropology of human rights. Human rights training programs are part of a larger process to transform the national governmental field in line with good governance in Turkey. They are complementary to the legal amendments, and they aim to bring about attitudinal and behavioral transformation in the everyday agents and practitioners of governance. The contradiction between these agents' professional socialization, reflecting the nationalist imaginary that dominates the Turkish governmental realm, and the country's obligations arising from its EU candidacy designates training programs as highly contested sites. These sites, as such, display the complex everyday dynamics of transnational standardization processes. Integration of human rights into the governmental domain requires disassociating human rights from their established political connotations, and re-framing them instead as relevant to and compatible with practices of national governance. This is achieved by formulating human rights as a requirement of expertise and professionalism to which all state officials should subscribe in order to better perform their jobs. My work focuses on how this re-framing is administered, and how it is received by the state officials and government workers who participate in human rights training programs. By analyzing the wider implications, and both the intended and unintended consequences of human rights training programs, this dissertation also seeks to understand the constitutive terms and building blocks of the governmental sphere in Turkey, which an attention to the re-framing of human rights and its reception by the state officials helps illuminate
Gei Debyuu : desire among Japanese and non-Japanese men in Tokyo, Japan by Jeffery Bolton( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: This project is a cultural analysis of sexuality and race in Tokyo, Japan. Through an ethnographic study of Japanese and non-Japanese gay men who are interested in having international romantic relationships, I investigate how gay men, both Japanese and non-Japanese, become a part of Tokyo's gay social network and appropriate, manipulate, and amplify ideas of race to understand and explain their sexual activity and desires. Informants were drawn from an English language class organized for gay men and from Japanese and non-Japanese men who regularly patronized three foreigner-friendly bars in Shinjuku Ni-chome, Tokyo's largest gay bar area. An historical survey, an analysis of contemporary media, and ethnographic data collected over eighteen months (2006-2007) are presented to demonstrate the micro-processes of cultural construction of sexual and racial identity in Tokyo, particularly in relation to contemporary Japanese LGBT identity formation
Knowing the cosmos, growing the person : faith in a Nigerian Pentecostal church by Jesse E Davie-Kessler( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation explores how Nigerian Pentecostal Christians understand and perform Christian personhood and its place in the world. Like other evangelical Christians across the globe, Pentecostals in Yoruba-speaking southwest Nigeria view conversion as a sudden shift from non-Christian to Christian status. However, many Nigerian Pentecostals do not approach Christian personhood as complete after conversion -- in fact, they say the Christian person is never whole. During more than one year of ethnographic fieldwork with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in the town of Ile-Ife, Nigeria, I learned that church members defined Christian personhood as the continuous formation of an intimate, sensual relationship with the Holy Spirit, God's earthly manifestation. Redeemers described the process of developing "a relationship with God" as "faith." They explained that faith combined a state of mind -- "belief"--With the daily and even hourly repetition of practices like prayer, Bible reading, song, and dance. Through faith, Redeemers claimed to cultivate increasingly frequent encounters with God in dreams, voices, and feelings. I examine how Redeemers used faith practices to construct and embody a cosmology, which Stanley Tambiah characterizes as a set of classifications that encompass the entire universe. Drawing on participant observation, interviews, focus groups, and media analysis, I show how Redeemers' cosmology was comprised of a complex web of relationships between the self, God, other Christians, the body and the senses, and time. I argue that faith was for Redeemers an embodied epistemology, a way of relating to the world that was cognitive but also performative. In other words, Redeemers framed faith as inseparable from bodily practice. Redeemers used faith for a central purpose: to become holier, more like God. Day after day, Redeemers practiced faith to shape themselves into moral copies, or icons, of God. I demonstrate the processual character and iconic aim of Nigerian Pentecostal faith by drawing an extended analogy between faith and ethnography. Specifically, I show the ongoing and embodied nature of my analysis. I illustrate how my conclusions emerged over time, through interactions in the field. In this way, I create a written icon of Redeemers' faith. The analytic and representational strategy I flesh out -- a strategy of fidelity -- extends the anthropology of religion by using ethnographic form as well as content to explore religion as an embodied mediating practice
Language, ideology and identity in rural eastern Kentucky by Rebecca Dayle Greene( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Linguists still know relatively little about the speech of the rural US South, in part because rural speech is thought to be more conservative than urban speech with regard to language change. In order to fill in a gap in our dialect map and explore the innovative capacity of rural speakers, this dissertation examines language use in its social context in Wilson County (a pseudonym), a small rural community in Eastern Kentucky. Data come from interviews with thirty women, stratified by age and education level, who have spent most of their lives in the community. I employ a combination of ethnographic and quantitative methods to analyze interviewees' use of three local dialect features, monophthongization of /ay/ before voiceless consonants (n=270), raising and fronting of /^/ (n=309), and leveling of standard-were to was (n=450). Results show that speakers use pre-voiceless /ay/-monophthongization and /^/- fronting and raising nearly categorically, but use was-leveling infrequently. Metapragmatic commentary indicates that the overall low level of morphosyntactic variation is driven by standard language ideology (Lippi-Green 1997) and negative ideologies that characterize rural and Mountain Southerners as old-fashioned, unsophisticated and ignorant. Such commentary also indicates that, inversely, the high use of local phonetic features is motivated by those same negative ideologies about rural and Mountain Southerners: Wilson Countians appear to have developed a strong sense of local identity and pride in oppositional reaction to cultural and linguistic marginalization. I conclude that speakers combine strongly locally-accented phonology with relatively prescriptive grammar in an effort to appear local and authentic, yet at the same time competent and modern. As predicted, younger and more-educated speakers use less of the local phonetic features than older and college-educated speakers do. More-educated speakers also use less was-leveling than less-educated speakers do. Mainstream language norms appear to be entering the community through those speakers who feel the greatest pressure to appear competent and modern. The high rate of pre-voiceless /ay/-monophthongization (a relatively new Southern feature), as well as the complete reorganization of linguistic constraints on wasleveling since Northern British settled the region, indicate that rural speech can be highly innovative
Show me your listening position : embodied silence and speech in a second grade class of language-minority students by Sara Rutherford-Quach( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Previous scholarship identifies silence as one of the most pervasive yet least analyzed communicative behaviors in U.S. classrooms. Most studies of classroom interaction focus solely on verbal communication. In contrast, this study examines the silences that accompany the speech of language-minority students as well as the circumstances that contribute to silence or create space for talk. Its findings demonstrate that although silence is commonly thought of as an absence of speech, in this class silence had a palpable presence. The findings identify and categorize different silence types and subtypes, which accomplished different kinds of interactive and sociocultural work. Finally, the study illustrates how listening for silence can reveal insights about talk as well as how participants attend to knowledge and learning
The spectacle of the self : he power of the press to make us be by telling us who we are by Lise Meir Marken( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This project proposes an understanding of press power that focuses on the formation of the individual self and explores the role the press plays in crafting our sense of what it means to be a person. It argues that cultural approaches to the study of American journalism (which emphasize journalism's story-telling and common-sense-making roles over its role in information-transfer role) don't currently have an effective way of understanding press power. The model of power I propose to fill this gap is closely connected to the work of Michel Foucault and focuses on the intersection of visibility, truth, and the individual subject. The project's empirical investigation investigates seven news stories from major metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. and brings interviews with journalists and readers together with textual analysis of the stories themselves, emails written by readers directly to the journalist and published letters to the editor about the stories. The analysis reveals the importance of culpability questions as a mechanism for constructing the personhoods of the people in the paper and suggests that the these questions along with the righteous indignation they trigger function as tools that help make people available as recognizable subjects to the workings of power
Community and creativity in the 'revival of writing by women' in Modern Japan : mapping an early shōwa literary network by Joanna Sturiano( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT "Community and Creativity in the 'Revival of Writing by Women' in Modern Japan: Mapping an Early Shōwa Literary Network" Joanna Sturiano The women writers who formed a critical mass in Tokyo in the mid-1920s launched writing careers within and along the boundaries of the proletarian literature movement (puroretaria bungaku undō) of 1927-1931, capturing the attention of the literary establishment and popular readers alike. In this dissertation I examine how four of the most prominent of these modern Japanese women writers interacted with each other personally and professionally in what I call a literary "network." My project places Hirabayashi Taiko (1905-72) at the network's center, and proceeds by juxtaposing her with three contemporaries: Hayashi Fumiko (1903-1951), Sata Ineko (1904-1998), and Miyamoto Yuriko (1899-1951), discussing each pairing in the context of a specific literary experiment the authors shared. By viewing Hirabayashi in the context of a network of modern women writers, I respect and attempt to emulate her own self-contextualization as a writer whose creativity was intertwined with her community. I utilize the schema of the network as a map along which to follow (and trace, or re-trace) the connections between writers across the multiple terrains of time and space, and through shifting intellectual and literary movements and changing material circumstances. In Chapter One I consider how, despite the deprivation Hirabayashi and Hayashi suffered during their early careers at the moment when they lived with one another, their friendship can be seen as having both enabled their early literary pursuits and shaped their innovations as writers in modern Japan. I examine a variety of literature by Hayashi including Diary of a Vagabond (Hōrōki) and her postwar short stories alongside Hirabayashi's prewar short stories including "The Shopgirl's Lament" ("Joten'in no fuhei"). In Chapter Two I explore how Hirabayashi and Sata Ineko wrote autobiographical novels and memoirs about their younger lives during the war, in a shift from their prewar autobiographical short stories in the vein of proletarian literature. Conflict between personal and political identities fueled both women's literary activity. I look at the ways in which they each confronted the discourse on "women's literature" and narrativized the experiences of early Shōwa women writers through fictionalized versions of their personal struggles, specifically Sata's literary autobiography My Tokyo Map (Watashi no Tōkyō chizu, 1946-1948) and Hirabayashi's Desert Bloom (Sabaku no hana, 1957). Chapter Three addresses Hirabayashi Taiko's relationship with her longtime "rival, " Miyamoto Yuriko. This node of the literary network spotlights Hirabayashi's ideological conflicts with Miyamoto. Despite sharing an early interest in socialist revolutionary ideals, the upper-middle class Miyamoto and the working-class Hirabayashi famously disagreed about the proper role of socialist political activism in Japan. In the last years of Hirabayashi's life, she recorded her antagonistic views of Miyamoto in a critical biography (hyōden) entitled Miyamoto Yuriko (1971-72). I treat this work together with Miyamoto's essays on women and literature (Fujin to bungaku, 1947), examining how each writer positioned herself within the literary establishment through expository writings in response to the other, and how their intellectual postures came to represent a "rivalry." The epilogue examines the literary legacy of this innovative community of writers who "revived" women's writing in modern Japan via the figure of Hirabayashi's longtime friend, the writer Enchi Fumiko
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Miyako Inoue (linguistic anthropologist) Amerikaans antropologe

Miyako Inoue US-amerikanische Linguistin und Anthropologin

井上 みやこ 1962-....

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