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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

アイザック・ガーニエ

Contemporary Japan マネージングエディター、文化人類学

gagne@dijtokyo.org

Isaac Gagné is a Senior Research Fellow and the Managing Editor of the DIJ’s peer-reviewed journal Contemporary Japan. He received his PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Yale University and has worked at the Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on four broad fields of inquiry: 1) Gender, sexuality, and popular culture; 2) Religion, morality, and ethics; 3) Mental health, psychotherapy, and well-being; 4) Globalization and migration.

His current research is on the localization of global mental health care in Japan. In particular, this project focuses on two issues: 1) The psychosocial challenges and suffering produced by the March 11, 2011 disaster and protracted recovery process, and 2) How global discourses and practices of mental health care are localized in the Japanese context amidst a resilient stigma against mental illness and skepticism of psychotherapy.

In addition, he is currently working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation research on the relationship between religion, secularity, and morality under socioeconomic and demographic changes in contemporary Japan.

Research Interests

  • Morality and Ethics
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Religion, Secularity, and Globalization
  • Migration and Mobility
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Identity Politics

DIJプロジェクト

地域の声に聴く:地域におけるコミュニティーメンタルヘルスの課題と可能性

日本の地方自治体の将来は? 多様な課題がもたらすリスクとチャンス

所属学会

主要著作

記事・論文

2017
Religious Globalization and Internal Secularization in a Japanese New Religion.
In: Japan Review, Forthcoming.
2013
‘Hyperfeminine’ Subcultures: Rethinking Gender Subjectivity and the Discourse of Sexuality among Adolescent Girls in Contemporary Japan.
In: Harper, Katie, Yasmina Katsulis, Vera Lopez, Georganne Scheiner (編) Girls’ Sexualities and the Media. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
2013
Bracketed Adolescence: Unpacking Gender and Youth Subjectivity through Subcultural Fashion in Late Capitalist Japan.
In: Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific 32.
2011
Greater or Lesser Vehicle?: The Pilgrimage Bus as Crucible of Faith in a Japanese Religion.
In: Japan Studies: The Frontier. pp. 37 - 55.
2011
[共著者: Gagné, Isaac] Spiritual safety nets and networked faith: The “liquidity” of family and work under late modernity (スピリチュアル・セーフティーネット: 後期近代における家族と雇用の「流動性」)
In: フローリアン・コールバッハ, ; カローラ・ホメリヒ, (編) Contemporary Japan 23, No. 1. Lifestyles in Transition - Antecedents and Consequences of Social Change. Contemporary Japan 23.00. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 71-92.
2008
Urban Princesses: Performance and ‘Women’s Language’ in Japan’s Gothic/Lolita Subculture.
In: Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 18(1). pp. 130 - 150.

Article Translations

2011
Imai, Nobuharu. 2009. “Anime ‘Sacred Place Pilgrimages’”
In: University of Hokkaido Center for Advanced Tourism Studies 1. pp. 87 - 111.

レビュー

2016
Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan. Harding, Christopher, Iwata Fumiaki and Yoshinaga Shin’ichi, eds.
In: Social Science Japan Journal 19(2). London: Routledge. pp. 250 - 254.
2015
Japanese Religions and Globalization. Dessi, Ugo.
In: Social Science Japan Journal 18(2). London: Routledge. pp. 257 - 260.
2008
Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology: Cultural Models and Real People. Okamoto, Shigeko and Janet Shibamoto-Smith, eds.
In: Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 18(2). Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 304 - 306.

その他 記事・論文

2016
Encyclopedia Entry for Tenshinseikyō.
In: World Religions and Spiritualties Project.
2015
[共著者: Yutaka Osakabe] Non-event’ report: Why the Sunday Assembly event did not launch in Japan.
In: Non-Religion and Secularity Research Network.

学術賞

2017
American Council of Learned Societies, Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society Workshop Grant: “Humanitarianism in Action: Asia-Pacific Ethnographic Perspectives.” (Co-organizer with Jun Zhang and Goncalo Santos)
American Council of Learned Societies

2014 – 2017
Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, Grants-in-Aid for Young Researchers (B) (Project #26770297): “Localizing Global Psychiatry through Japanese Religion”
Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences

2011 – 2013
Council on East Asian Studies Prize Fellowship
Yale University

2010 – 2011
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship
U.S. Department of Education

2009 – 2010
Japan Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
The Japan Foundation

Fall 2008
SLA Prize for Best Article
Society for Linguistic Anthropology

発表

2017年3月15日
Drawing Close to the Heart: Post-disaster Mental Health Care and Grassroots Therapy in Japan. SMLC Seminar Series, School of Modern Languages and Cultures. The University of Hong Kong.

2017年1月12日
Co-organizer for “International Workshop on Humanitarianism in Action: Asia-Pacific Ethnographic Perspectives.”. Sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, Program Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society. The University of Hong Kong.

2017年1月13日
Ordinary Humanitarianism: Average Citizens Helping Average Citizens in Post-3.11 Japan. International Workshop on Humanitarianism in Action: Asia-Pacific Ethnographic Perspectives. The University of Hong Kong.

2016年12月2日
The Price of Belief: Money, Effort, and Sincerity in Japanese New Religions. Anthropology Seminar Series, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong.

2016年9月27日
Repairing the Heart: The Emergence of Community Mental Healthcare in Japan. Department of Asian and American Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton. Binghamton, NY.

2016年9月26日
Social Suffering and Social Healing in Japan: PTSD, Trauma, and Post-Disaster Psychosocial Recovery. Department of Anthropology and Sociology, State University of New York, Cortland. Cortland, NY.

2016年9月23日
Social Suffering and Social Healing: The Emergence of Community-based Volunteer Mental Health Care in Japan. New York Conference of Asian Studies. Utica College. Utica, NY.

2016年6月17日
The Emergence of Grassroots Psychosocial Therapy in Contemporary Japan. Workshop on Changing Practices of Health and Family in Japan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong.

2015年11月18日
Beyond Recovery: Shifting Narratives of Recovery and the Politics of Difference. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.

2015年11月12日
’Caring for the Heart’: Grassroots Psychosocial Therapy in Post-3.11 Japan. Hong Kong Anthropological Society. Hong Kong.

2015年10月17日
Gender, Sexuality, and Mediatized Youth: Playing with Fantasy and Femininity in Contemporary Japan. New York Conference of Asian Studies. Vassar College. Poughkeepsie, NY.

2015年6月18日
Redrawing the Boundaries of “Japanese Religion”: The Dynamics of Globalization and Secularization in a Japanese Religion. Workshop on the Formations of the Secular in Japan, The University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

2015年3月3日
Localizing Mental Health Practices: Anthropological Research on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Disaster Recovery. The University of Hong Kong, Institute of Humanities and Social Science Workshop. Hong Kong.

2014年12月8日
Localizing Global Psychiatry through Japanese Religion: Anthropological Research on "Spiritual Well-Being". Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Workshop Series. Tokyo, Japan.

2014年8月27日
Mediating Public Images and Managing Charismatic Authority in Contemporary Japan. 14th European Association of Japanese Conference. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2014年7月13日
Secularizing ‘Traditional Culture’ or Sacralizing ‘Popular Culture’?: Mediated Sociality in Contemporary Pilgrimage Practices. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology. Yokahama, Japan.

2013年11月20日
Religious Globalization and its Discontents: The Local Costs of Building a ‘Global Super-Religion’. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

2013年8月5日
Deconstructing Popular Culture through Anthropology. Showa Women’s Summer Program, Showa Women’s University. Tokyo, Japan.

2013年6月10日
Anthropological Approaches to Secularity and Morality in Japan. Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Workshop Series. Tokyo, Japan.

2012年11月13日
‘Hyperfeminine’ Subcultures: Rethinking Gender Subjectivity and the Borders of Performance in Contemporary Japan. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

2012年2月1日
Belief and Practice in Late Modernity: Social Change and Religious Strains in Contemporary Japan. Guest lecture for Department of Anthropology, International Christian University. Tokyo, Japan.

2011年11月15日
The Ethics of Self in Secular Society: The Politics of the Good in Contemporary Japan. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.

2011年10月21日
The Other Side of Human Rights: ‘Human Obligations’. Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Princeton, NJ.

2011年3月31日
From the Other Side of the Genkan: The Ethics of Door-to-Door Proselytizing in Urban Japan. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Honolulu, HI.

2010年6月11日
Deconstructing a Subculture. Guest lecture for the Institute for the International Education of Students. Tokyo, Japan.

2010年2月10日
Japan’s New Religions: Finding Faith in Everyday Life. Guest lecture for Department of Anthropology, International Christian University. Tokyo, Japan.

2010年11月13日
Deconstructing a Subculture: Contextualizing the Dynamics of Youth Identity and Subculture. Cosplay: Media, Identity and Performance in Japan and Beyond Conference, Sophia University. Tokyo, Japan.

略 歴


2016 - 2017
Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, The University of Hong Kong

2015 - 2016
Postdoctoral Fellow / Lecturer, Department of Japanese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2013 - 2015
Research Associate, Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

2013 - 2014
Adjunct Faculty, Multicultural Studies and International Cooperation Course, Tsuda College

2013
Ph.D in Cultural Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Yale University

2011 - 2012
Visiting Researcher, Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

2009 - 2010
Visiting Researcher, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

2005 - 2006
Researcher / Translator, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute

2004
B.S.F.S. in Culture & Politics / Certificate in Asian Studies, The Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University