Support System for Enhancing Research Quality of Young Researchers (AY 2015) of the Research Center for Ars Vivendi "Symbiosis Research through Multilateral Reconsideration of Festivals" Public Symposium "Questioning the Identity in Marginal Time and Space: Reconsideration of Multicultural Symbiosis"
Date: December 20, 2015 (Sun.) 13:00-18:30
Place: 2nd Study Group Room, Gakujikan Hall, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
Host: Support System for Enhancing Research Quality of Young Researchers (AY 2015) of the Research Center for Ars Vivendi at Ritsumeikan University “Symbiosis Research through Multilateral Reconsideration of Festivals”
Participation: Free of Charge / No Advance Application Necessary
*There is no parking available at the venue, so please use public transportation.
In this symposium we will reexamine ways of lives of people who are involved in such themes as immigration and colonial issues, North-South problem, multiculturalism and gender under the concept of “marginal time and space”. We will use cases of past memories and current practices in various regions, especially Africa and Asia for beginning discussion and through multidimensional approaches of presenters, we would like to capture the appearance of new survival that is hard to see from the viewpoints of existing research.
The study group which hosts this symposium has the research task of “symbiosis research through multilateral reconsideration of festivals” and poses a question whether festivals are fundamental longing for survival human beings have. The study group has conducted research activities since academic year 2012 in order to seek such things as joy and happiness in our lives by focusing on the ways of lives festival things produce. Festivals are ways of survival of human beings and can be said to be one of the symbioses since recorded history. In this study group each member tries to find a clue to symbiosis by finding out people's wisdoms in each field based on his/her own research theme.
Masumi Izumi (Professor, Faculty of Global and Regional Studies Department of Global and Regional Studies, Doshisha University）
“Now Is the Time for a Drum's Sound: New Festival Music and Asian Ethnic Movement in North America”
Ryo Ogawa（Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies）
“Circumference of Galadio, D. Daeninckx's Novel”
|15:30-17:00||Presentation by Young Researchers
Eri Koda (Student, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
“A Consideration of 'Autonomy' of a Woman in Ghana: Focusing on Sugar Mammy”
Yusuke Kashio (Student, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
“A New Image of Yoshiko Uchida as Writer: Psychological Description of Japanese Issei and Experiences at Concentration Camps Seen in Her Unpublished Work, Crepe Paper Flowers”
Tatsusuke Yagi (Student, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
“Anthropological Research on Slam Tours in Kenya: Recognition of Sightseeing of Tour Guides”
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