This week we are joined by Dr Andreas Musolff, professor at the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia, to discuss the body politic and how metaphors for nations vary across the world. Andreas shares the insights from his recent book, National Conceptualisations of the Body Politic: Cultural Experience and Political Imagination, covering an 8-year survey of over 2,000 students across 29 countries.
Welcome back to the second series of Beyond Japan! This week the tables are turned as Professor Simon Kaner, Director of the Sainsbury Institute, interviews host Oliver Moxham on the topic of his recently completed master’s thesis, Reinterpreting Difficult Heritage.
Oliver is joined by Aike Rots, Associate Professor of Japan Studies at the University of Oslo, to discuss Heritage-Making in Japan, examining how the process of ‘heritagisation’ can secularise and politicise religious sites, such as Shinto shrines and natural areas of religious significance to Okinawan and Ainu communities, and the role of nationalism within heritage.
Oliver is joined by Dana Mirsalis, PhD candidate at Harvard University, to take a look at Shinto in modern Japan.
Listen on your favourite podcast platform or stream on YouTube Oliver is joined by Dr Paulina Kolata to discuss lived religion in rural Japan, exploring the active role Buddhism and its institutions play in day-to-day life in such issues as rural depopulation. Paulina Kolata obtained her PhD in 2019 from The University of Manchester. SheContinue reading “[S1E20] ☸️ Buddhism as Lived Religion in Rural Japan with Dr Paulina Kolata”
Listen on your favourite podcast platform or stream on YouTube 明けましておめでとうございますand welcome back to Beyond Japan! This week, for our first episode of 2021, Oliver is joined by Dr Jamie Coates, anthropologist and lecturer in East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield, to look at migrant communities in Tokyo and Japan at large, exploringContinue reading “[S1E19] 🗼 Migrant Communities of Tokyo with Dr Jamie Coates”
Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver is joined by Dr Iza Kavedžija, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Exeter, to discuss ‘super-aged’ Japan, the challenges of a top-heavy demographic and how to live a meaningful, hopeful life in the face of crisis. Iza’s research profile is available here. ARTICLES: Reorienting Hopes TheContinue reading “[S1E14] 👴 ‘Super-Aged’ Japan with Dr Iza Kavedžija”