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Yoshiaki Furuya Last modified date:2017.05.18



Graduate School


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Homepage
http://www.scs.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~furuya/index.html
Academic Degree
Ph.D.
Field of Specialization
Cultural Anthropology
Outline Activities
Anthropological research on the following topics:
1) Peoples and Cultures in Brazilian Amazonia
2) Re-imagining Anthropology of Materiality, focusing archaeological and ethnographical artifacts
3) The Materiality of Prehistoric culutres in Contemporary World
4) The Relation between Prehistoric culutres and Contemporary art. focusing Japanese Jomon Culutre
5) Re-thinking theoretically on the modernity and the hybridity, focusing Latin-American societies
6) The relation between Culture and Art in Contemporary society
Research
Research Interests
  • Anthropological study on the utilization of contemporary art for the understanding of prehistoric cultures and the utilization of prehistoric cultures for the production of contemporary art works
    keyword : contemporary art, prehistoric cultues
    2000.01.
  • Anthropology of Materiality
    keyword : materiality, physicality, sensuosity, tactility, ontology
    2005.01~2022.03.
  • Negotiation between local residentns, archaeology, and anthropology, with regard to the revival movements of prehistoric pottery in Brazilian Amazon and the Southwest of the United States.
    keyword : pottery, prehistoric pottery, Amazon, North American Southwest, archaeology
    2000.04~2022.03.
Academic Activities
Books
1. Anthropology of Materiality: The World is is the flow of matter.
2. Possession and Discourse: Afro-Amazonian Religions of Possession.
3. Hybrid Modernities and Anthropology: From Latin-American Contact Zones.
Reports
1. The Contemporary period / Art / Jomon: Putting the Jomon Contemporary Exhibitions in Perspective.
Papers
1. Toward an Anthropology of Materiality.
2. The Life History of Pots: Potsherds, Replicas, and Tactility.
3. Uma etnografia nao-reconhecida: A Cidade das Mulheres, de Ruth Landes.
4. Discourse of Brave Development.
5. Hybrid Modernities and Anthropology.
Presentations
1. Yoshiaki Furuya, Inheriting the Prehistoric Past, Artistically: Two Case Studies, IUAES 2014, 2014.05.16.
2. The Pottery in Amazonia: Between Archaeology and Globalization.
3. Neo-Marajoara: Modernism of Amazonian Prehistoric Pottery.
4. Cultural Continuity through Relay: Pottery making in the Hopi and the Marajo Island. .
5. Negotiating Tradition and Modernity in Amazonian Pottery.
6. Japanese Anthropologists and Brazilian Anthropology.
7. The possibility of the Space of Art: Practice of Translation and Negotiation.
Other Research Activities
  • 2015.09.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
  • Japan Association for Latin American Studies
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Ethnological Society
  • Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • Society for Latin American Anthropology
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