NEWS

2021/09/30
【2021/9/27】The following book was published

<https://www.springer.com/in/book/9783030769239>. Among the CCI members, Takada & Miyake (pp.245-266) contributed chapters. Steinforth, A. S. & Klocke-Daffa, S. (eds.)(2021) Challenging authorities: Ethnographies of legitimacy and power in eastern and southern Africa. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

2021/03/23
【2021/03/19】The following book was published.

Yamada, S., Takada, A., & Kessi, S. (Eds.). (2021). Knowledge, education, and social structure in Africa. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa RPCIG <https://www.africanbookscollective.com/books/knowledge-education-and-social-structure-in-africa> Among the CCI members, Takada (Introduction, Chapter 2) contributed as an editor and author.

2021/03/23
【2021/02/20】A joint review session was held.

In the Zoom symposium of the MC research group <http://rcsp.main.jp/mc/diary7.html>, a joint review session  of “Anthropology of interaction: Places where “mind” meets “culture”” was held.

2021/02/16
【2021/02/11】A book review was published.

The book review of “Anthropology of interaction: Places where “mind” meets “culture”” was published in Journal of African Studies, 98, 56-60.

2020/11/24
【2020/11/22】A book review was published.

The book review of “Narratives on San ethnicity: The cultural and ecological foundations of lifeworld among the !Xun of north-central Namibia” was published in Journal of Southern African Studies, 45(2)<https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057070.2019.1579975?journalCode=cjss20>. In addition, based on the book review, a discussion seminar was held at the following webinar.The Webinar Series of Kalahari Basin Area Network. 19th November 2020.

2020/11/09
【2020/11/09】A book review was published.

The book review of “Anthropology of interaction: Places where “mind”meets “culture”” was published in Japanese Journal of Social Psychology,35(3) <DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14966/jssp.B3505>.

2020/08/31
【2020/08/27】Giving a talk

The following talk was given in a webinar series. Takada, A. (2020). The use of demonstratives and gestures in the wayfinding practices of the G|ui/G||ana. Paper presented at the Webinar Series of Kalahari Basin Area Network. 27th August 2020.

2020/08/24
【2020/08/23】The results of many years of research was published as the single author book below!

Takada, A. (2020). The ecology of playful childhood: Caregiver-childinteractions among the San of southern Africa.New York: Palgrave Macmillan.<https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030494384>

2020/06/29
【2020/06/27】Giving a public lecture

The following webinar symposium was held. “Language, cognition, and interaction 8”Organizer: Yasuharu Den (Chiba University) Talk 1. Reference in conversation; Tuyoshi Ono (University of Alberta) Invited talk 1: Theory of puppet grammar: A social virus parasitic in human creativity; Masato Yoshikawa (Keio University) Invited talk 2: Language socialization and cultural formation of “responsibility” in Japan; Akira Takada (Kyoto Universtiy) Talk 2: Interactional functions and prosodic variations of responsive expressions: A case study of English “really”; Daisuke Yokomori (Kyushu University)

2020/06/25
【2020/06/24】The following book was published

Imagawa, K. (ed.)(2020) Why do we have music? Interdisciplinaryexploration to musicality. Tokyo: Ongaku no Tomo Sha Corp. (in Japanese)<https://www.ongakunotomo.co.jp/catalog/detail_sp.php?code=139100>Among the CCI members, Takada (pp.88-100) contributed a chapter.

2020/06/11
【2020/06/10】The following book was published, based on the special issue in Frontiers in Psychology

<https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00437/full> Among the CCI members, Takada (pp.82-95) and Cekaite (pp.7-25 co-authored with Andrén; pp.114-132 co-authored with Ekström) contributed chapters.Demuth, C., Raudaskoski, P., & Raudaskoski, S. (Eds.)(2020). Lived culture and psychology: Sharedness and normativity as discursive, embodied and affective engagements with the world in social interaction. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA.doi: 10.3389/978-2-88963-690-7

2020/04/23
【2020/04/22】The following paper was published

Takada, A. (2020). Deepening the engagement with the environment: Acase study of wayfinding practices among the G|ui/G||ana. JapaneseJournal of Cultural Anthropology, 84(4), 443-462. (in Japanese)

2020/04/08
【2020/04/08】5th Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition

The 5th Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition was available to watch online with the handout until May 8, 2020 (finished). This time Professor Peg Barratt at the George Washington University gave us a talk. The Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition is set up for exploring into the process that children develop intersubjectivity through the recognition from caregivers. We thus invite distinguished scholars, who are promoting relevant studies to our research questions, and share their works and wisdom. ■5th Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition “Cultural and theoretical perspectives on parenting” Peg Barratt (Professor of Psychology, The George Washington University) 【Notes】 * The talk is given […]

2020/04/08
【2020/04/08】book publication

The following book (Japanese translation) was published from Shumpusha Publishing. Hewlett, B. L. (Author), Hattori, S., Oishi, T., and Toda, M. (Trans.), Listen, here is a story: Ethnographic life narratives from Aka and Ngandu women of the Congo Basin. Yokohama: Shumpusha Publishing. (in Japanese) <http://www.shumpu.com/portfolio/762/> From CCI members, Mikako Toda (translator) and Akira Takada (commentary) contributed to the Japanese translation of this book.

2020/04/06
【2020/04/06】A book review was published

The book review of “Anthropology of interaction: Places where “mind” meets “culture”” was published in the Japanese Journal of Language in Society, 22(2) <http://www.jass.ne.jp/another/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/04/158d2dd0b5f81394733393612437f828-1.pdf>.

2020/03/11
【2020/03/24】5th Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition

The 5th Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition will be recorded and streamed online. This time Professor Peg Barratt from the George Washington University will give us a talk. The Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition is set up for exploring into the process that children develop intersubjectivity through the recognition from caregivers. We thus invite distinguished scholars, who are promoting relevant studies to our research questions, and share their works and wisdom. ■5th Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition “Cultural and theoretical perspectives on parenting” Peg Barratt (Professor of Psychology, The George Washington University) 【Notes】 * The talk is given in English, no translation will be […]

2019/12/16
【2019/12/16】The following book was published

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Lives-Anthropologists-Lessons-Field-ebook/dp/B0821SP935 Among the CCI members, Takada (pp.204-217) contributed a chapter. Hewlett, B. L. (Ed.)(2019) The Secret Lives of Anthropologists: Lessons from the Field. New York: Routledge.

2019/12/16
【2019/12/16】The following book was published

<http://www.rinsen.com/linkbooks/ISBN978-4-653-04387-4.htm>.Among the CCI members, Takada (pp.276-303) contributed a chapter.Sugishima, T. (Ed.)(2019) Anthropology of communicative ontology.Kyoto: Rinsenshoten. (in Japanese)

2019/11/20
【2019/11/20】The following book was published

https://www.koeppe.de/titel_linguistics-across-africa Among the CCI members, Takada (pp.335-348) and Widlok (pp.349-362) contributed chapters. Beyer, K., Boden, G., Koehler, B., & Zoch, U. (Eds.)(2019) Linguistics across Africa: Festschrift for Rainer Vossen. Cologne, Germany: Ruediger Koeppe Verlag Koeln.

2019/09/09
【2019/09/09】The following paper was published

Takada, A. & Kawashima, M. (2019). Caregivers’ strategies for eliciting storytelling from toddlers in Japanese caregiver-child picture-book reading activities. Research on Children and Social Interaction, 3(1-2), 196-223. DOI: 10.1558/rcsi.37287

2019/07/16
【2019/07/13】The following paper was published

Takada, A. (2019). Socialization practices regarding shame in Japanese caregiver-child interactions. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1545. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01545

2019/07/09
【2019/07/05】Giving a public lecture

The following event was held as the pre-congress of 19th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Baby Science “Who sings lullabies: making a baby sleep and sleeping of baby” 19th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Baby Science, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan, 5th July 2019. 1. Short concert of lullabies Song: Midori Sakai (soprano) Piano: Shinichi Kotaka 2. Symposium Presentation: Koichi Negayama (Waseda University) Presentation: Akira Takada (Kyoto University) Discussant: Yoko Shimura (Saitama University / Doshisha University) Facilitator: Kyoko Imagawa (University of the Sacred Heart)

2019/07/02
【2019/05/07】9th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation

The 9th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation was held at #318, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building (third floor), Kyoto University on 7th (Tuesday) May, 2019. This time Professor Wim M.J. van Binsbergen from African Studies Centre Leiden, the Netherlands gave us a talk. 9th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation 【Date】 7th May 2019 (Tuesday) 14:00-15:40 (Reception will open on 13:40) 【Venue】 #318, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building (third floor), Kyoto University http://www.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/about/access 【Schedule】 14:00-14:10 Introduction Akira Takada (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University) 14:10-15:10 Researching Power and Identity in African State Formation: Retrospect and Prospect Wim M.J. van Binsbergen (Emeritus Professor, Erasmus University […]

2019/04/16
【2019/04/09】 book publication

The following book was published from Sekaishisosha. Matsumura, K., Nakagawa, O., & Ishii, M. (eds.)(2019) Thinking strategies of cultural anthropology. Kyoto: Sekaishisousha (in Japanese) <http://sekaishisosha.jp/book/b449100.html> The following chapter is contributed to this book by a CCI member. Takada, A. (forthcoming). Child and adult: Where do we come from? Where are we going? In K. Matsumura, O. Nakagawa, & M. Ishii (eds.), Thinking strategies of cultural anthropology. Kyoto: Sekaishisosha, pp.140-151. (in Japanese)

2019/03/12
【2019/03/07】giving a lecture

The following lecture was given at Aalborg University, Denmark Takada, A. (2019). Socialization practices regarding shame (hazukashii) in Japanese caregiver-child interactions. Paper presented at Series of guest lectures in psychology, Center for Developmental & Applied Psychological Science, Aalborg University, Denmark, 7th March 2019. <https://www.kommunikation.aau.dk/arrangementer/arrangement/socialization-practices-regarding-shame–hazukashii–in-japanese-caregiver-child-interactions.cid390950>

2019/02/14
【2019/02/09】Book Publication.

The following book was published. CCI member, A. Takada gave a commentary to Ch.4. Negayama, K., Toyama, N., & Miyauchi, H.(eds.), Shared childrearing: Learning about allomothering from the case of Tarama Island, Okinawa. Tokyo: Kanekoshobo. (in Japanese) <https://honto.jp/netstore/pd-book_29361934.html>

2019/02/14
【2019/2/9】Book Publication.

The following book was published. Takada, A. (2019). Anthropology of interaction: Places where “mind” meets “culture”. Tokyo: Shinyosha. (in Japanese) <https://www.hanmoto.com/bd/isbn/9784788516076>

2018/12/13
【2018/12/13】Paper Publication.

The following paper was published. It is based on the panel discussion surrounding professor Stephen C. Levinson for 20th anniversary of the Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences held in March 2018. Takada, A., Katagiri, Y., & Kataoka, K. (2018). Comments on “Interactional foundations of language: The interaction engine hypothesis”: Perspectives from related fields and disciplines. The Japanese Journal of Language in Society, 21(1), 407-420. (in Japanese)

2018/12/06
【2018/12/18】The 4th Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition

The 4th Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition will be held at Middle-Size Meeting Room, the third floor, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building, Kyoto University on 18th (Tuesday) December 2018. This time Prof. David Lancy, from Utah state University, the US, will give us a talk. David is worldly famous as a leading scholar of the Anthropology of childhood, and authored  “The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings” (Cambridge University Press 2015, 2nd ed.). This is an admission-free seminar. The Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition is set up for exploring into the process that children develop intersubjectivity through the recognition from caregivers. We thus invite distinguished scholars, who […]

2018/12/06
【2018/12/4】giving talks

The following talk was given at Paris, France Takada, A. (2018). Folk knowledge and wayfinding practices among the San of the Central Kalahari. A paper presented at Kyoto-EHESS International Symposium 2019: Contribution of Area Studies to Global Challenges in Africa. BULAC, Paris, France, 4th December 2018.

2018/12/06
【2018/11/17】A panel held

The following panel was held at San Jose, the USA Crying, caregiving and embodied organization of emotion socialization: A tribute to the lifework of M. H. Goodwin. Panel held at the 117th Annual meeting of American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA, November 17th, 2018. Program, p.305. Organizers: Asta Cekaite (Linkoping University), and Matthew Burdelski (Osaka University) Chair: Akira Takada (Kyoto University) Presenter: Lourdes de Leon (Centro de Investigación y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social), Akira Takada (Kyoto University), Ekaterina Moore (University of Southern California), Asta Cekaite (Linköping University), Matthew Burdelski (Osaka University), Amy Kyratzis (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Jacqueline Kemp (University of California, Santa Barbara) Discussant: Marjorie Goodwin […]

2018/10/23
【2018/10/18】giving talks

The following talks were given at London, UK Takada, A. (2018). How the !Xun soothe and amuse infants? Paper presented at the Research Workshop “Musilanguage in the cradle of different cultures”, School of Science & Technology, Middlesex University London, London, UK, 18th October 2018. Takada, A. (2018). Musicality of infant directed communication among the San of southern Africa. Paper presented at the Research Workshop “Musilanguage in the cradle of different cultures”, School of Science & Technology, Middlesex University London, London, UK, 18th October 2018.

2018/10/23
【2018/10/17】giving a talk

The following talk was given at London, UK Takada, A. (2018). Environmental perception and wayfinding practices among the San of the Central Kalahari. Paper presented at the Social Anthropology Seminar Series, UCL Anthropology, University College London, London, UK, 17th October 2018.

2018/09/18
【2018/09/17】having a symposium

The following symposium was held at Keio University, Japan Biological foundation of education: Evolution or culture, at 60th Annual meeting of the Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, Hiyoshi campus, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan, 17th September 2018. Facilitator: Ando, Juko (Keio University) Presentation: Myowa, Masako (Kyoto University) Presentation: Hashiya, Kazuhide (Kyushu University) Presentation: Kamei, Nobutaka (Aichi Prefectural University) Presentation: Nakao, Hisashi (Nanzan University) Discussant: Hasegawa, Mariko (Graduate University for Advanced Studies) Discussant: Takada, Akira (Kyoto University)

2018/07/12
【2018/07/03】Book Publication.

The following book was published. CCI member, A. Takada contributed an article (Ch.9) to it. Nyamnjoh, F. B. (ed.)(2018) Eating and being eaten: Cannibalism as food for thought. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa RPCIG

2018/06/13
【2018/07/17】8th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation

The 8th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation will be held at #318, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building (third floor), Kyoto University on 17th (Tuesday) July 2018. This time Prof. Maitseo Bolaane from Department of History, University of Botswana and Ms. Dineo Peke, a PhD candidate will give us a talk.   This is an admission-free seminar. Researvation is not required for participating in it. We are looking forward to seeing you there!   8th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation   【Date】 17th July 2018 (Tuesday) 15:00-17:00 (Reception will open on 14:30)   【Venue】 #318, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building (third floor), Kyoto University http://www.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/about/access   【Schedule】   15:00-15:10 […]

2018/06/01
【2018/06/29】7th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation

I am pleased to inform you that the 7th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation will be held at #318, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building (third floor), Kyoto University on 29th (Friday) June 2018. This time Dr. Mattia Fumanti from Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews will give us a talk. This is an admission-free seminar. Researvation is not required for participating in it. We are looking forward to seeing you there!   7th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation 【Date】 29th June 2018 (Friday) 15:00-17:00 (Reception will open on 14:30) 【Venue】 #318, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building (third floor), Kyoto University http://www.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/about/access 【Schedule】 15:00-15:10 Introduction Akira Takada […]

2018/05/18
【2018/05/18】The 2018 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award

The following book got the 2018 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award of American Psychological Association. M. Myowa, co-representative of Child Development Research Group, Kyoto University and A. Takada, the PI of CCI co-authored Chapters 3 and 4, and Chapters 6 and 14, respectively. Keller, H. & Bard, K. A. (eds.)(2017) The cultural nature of attachment: Contextualizing relationships and development. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2018/04/18
Talks

Talks Nyambe, S., Yamauchi, T.(2021). Factors impacting the peri-urban water, sanitation and hygiene ecosystem in Lusaka, Zambia. Online Workshop Discourse on Cultural Diversity: Beyond Archaeology and Anthropology. Sai, A., Furqan A., R., Ushijima, K., Hamidah, U., Ikemi, M., H., Sintawardani, W. N., & Yamauchi, T. (2020). Physical and mental health of sanitation workers in an urban slum of Indonesia: Personal hygiene and the construction of self-esteem in waste-handling. . Li, C. M., Harada, H., Tsurumi, M., Fujii, S., Nyambe, I., Chirwa., Yamauchi, T. (2020). Association of fecal contamination and WASH conditions in a Zambian peri urban community. Dinala, H., Nyambe, S., Yamauchi, T. (2020). Assessment of Sanitation, Hygiene and Health […]

2018/04/18
Academic Articles

Academic Articles Hyden, G., Sugimura, K., & Tsuruta, T. (eds.), Ikeya, K., Ishimoto, Y., Ito, N., Fujioka, Y., Sakanashi, K., Sugiyama, Y., Yatsuka, H. (2020). Unique Features of African Agro-pastoralism: Adapting Life and Sharing Wealth in Fluid Environment. Rethinking African Agriculture: How Non-Agrarian Factors Shape Peasant Livelihoods. Routledge: 89, 79-94. Yamada, S., Takada, A., & Kessi, S. (Eds.). (2021). Knowledge, education, and social structure in Africa. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa RPCIG. Takada, A. (2020). The ecology of playful childhood: Caregiver-child interactions among the San of southern Africa. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Demuth, C., Raudaskoski, P., Raudaskoski, S., Takada, A., Andren, M., Larrain, A., Haye, A., Aarsand, P., Cekaite, A., Ekstroem, A., […]

2018/04/18
Journal Articles

Journal Articles Leepile, T. T., Mokomo, K., Bolaane, M. M. M., Andrew, J. D., Takada, A., Black, J. L., Jovel, E., and Karakochuk, C. D. (2021). Anemia prevalence and anthropometric status of indigenous women and young children in rural Botswana: The San people. Nutrients 2021: 13(4), 1105. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041105. Takada, A. (2020). Deepening the engagement with the environment: A case study of wayfinding practices among the G|ui/G||ana. Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology: 20(2), 299-305. Miki, T., Nishigami, T., Takebayashi, T., & Yamauchi, T. (2020). Association between central sensitization syndrome and psychological factors in people with presurgical low back pain: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Orthopaedic Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.jos.2020.03.017. Mitsunaga, A., […]

2018/04/10
【2018/04/27】3rd Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition

The 3rd Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition will be held at room 318, third floor, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building, Kyoto University on 27th (Friday) April 2018. This time we invite Dr. BLIN Raoul from CNRS and CRLAO (Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale), Dr. Hiroko Norimatsu from Toulouse Jean Jaurès Universite and CLLE-LTC (Cognition, Langues, Langage, Ergonomie) as the speakers. This is an admission-free seminar. Reservation is not required for participating in it. We are looking forward to seeing you there! The Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition is set up for exploring into the process that children develop intersubjectivity through the recognition from caregivers. We […]

2018/04/04
【2018/04/02】Joint Seminar

The joint seminar of “Seminar on Developmental Science, Kyoto University” and “2nd Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition”   【Date】 2nd April 2018 (Monday) 13:30-15:30 (The reception will open on 13:00)   【Venue】 #4 lecture room, 2nd Floor, New Building of Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University (Between No.5 and No.8 in the map) https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/access/documents/main_j.pdf   13:30-13:40 Introduction   13:40-15:00 Musilanguage in the cradle: Musical interactions across cultures and language development in infancy Fabia Franco (PhD), Middlesex University, London UK   Abstract: The contribution of music to the development of communication and language has only recently come to the attention of scientific investigation. In this talk I will argue that in an […]

2018/03/29
【2018/03/28】Book Publication.

The following book was published. CCI members Ch.3(Burdelski), Ch.4(Cekaite), Ch.33(Morita), and Ch.42(Takada) contributed articles to it. Favareau, D. (ed.)(2018) Co-operative Engagements in Intertwined Semiosis: Essays in Honour of Charles Goodwin. Tartu: The University of Tartu Press.

2018/03/29
【2018/03/26】Book Translation.

The following book translation was published. CCI members (Ch.4[Takada], and Ch.14[Shimada]) participated in the translation too. S. Malloch and C. Trevarthen(eds.), K. Negayama, K. Imagawa, S. Kabaya, Y. Shimura, E. Haneishi, & S. Maruyama (Supervisor of translation), Communicative musicality: Exploring the basis of human companionship. Tokyo: Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corp (pp.43-58).

2018/03/16
【2018/04/02】Announcement of the joint seminar

Announcement of the joint seminar of “Seminar on Developmental Science, Kyoto University” and “2nd Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition”   It is a pleasure to inform you that we will organize the following joint seminar of “Seminar on Developmental Science, Kyoto University”and “2nd Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition”.This time, we will have Dr. Fabia Franco from Middlesex University, London UK as the guest speaker. She will give us a talk about musical interactions and language development in infancy across cultures. The Seminar is admission-free and no reservation is required to participate in it. Please join in us. (*The talk is given in English, and no translation […]

2018/03/15
【2018/03/14】1st Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition

1st Seminar on the Development of Intersubjective Recognition     【Date】 14th (Wednesday) March 2018   【Venue】 Middle Size Conference room, third floor, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building, Kyoto University   【Schedule】 13:00-13:10 Introduction Akira Takada (Kyoto University)   13:10-14:10 Linguistic devices for indexing gestures in Arta (Philippines): “(u)wa” ‘what-cha-ma-call-it’ as a placeholder and beyond Yukinori Kimoto(Nagoya University, PD)   14:10-15:10 The progression from teacher-led to co-created activities for preschoolers Chie Fukada(Kyoto Institute of Technology)   15:10-15:30 Coffee break   15:30-16:30 Infant’s pointing and participation framework(tentative) Tomoko Endo(Seikei University)   16:30-17:30 Caregiver’s strategies for eliciting young children’s storytelling Akira Takada (Kyoto University) & Michie Kawashima(Kansai Gaidai University)   17:30-18:00 General discussion […]

2018/03/15
【2018/03/14】Book Publication.

Takada, A. (ed.). (2018). Special Issue: Reconstructing the paradigm of African Area Studies in a globalizing world. African Study Monographs, Supplementary Issue, 54, 1-189.  

2018/03/11
【2018/03/10】giving a lecture

Takada, A. (2018). On the “Interaction Engine Hypothesis”:Commentaries from Linguistic Anthropological Perspective. Paper presented at the panel discussion for 20th anniversary, the 41st meeting of the Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 10th-11th March 2018 (10th March). Abstracts, pp.264-268. (Invited Speaker) (in Japanese)

2018/03/06
【2018/03/05】11th Seminar of Reconstructing the Paradigm of African Area Studies

11th Seminar of Reconstructing the Paradigm of African Area Studies (Co-organized by 6th Colloquium of Natural History of Landscape Formation) <Date> 5th March 2018 (Monday) 15:00-17:00 (Reception will open on 14:30) <Venue> Middle conference room, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building (third floor), Kyoto University https://www.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/about/access <Schedule> 15:00-15:10  Introduction Akira Takada (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University) 15:10-16:30 Framing Future Africa: A report on new collaborative research in the programme “Future rural Africa: future-making and social-ecological transformation” Thomas Widlok(University of Cologne) Abstract: This presentation provides a short summary of a new collaborative research center (CRC) that has recently been launched at the University of Cologne (https://www.crc228.de/) and it […]

2018/02/27
【2018/02/19】10th Seminar of Reconstructing the Paradigm of African Area Studies

10th Seminar of Reconstructing the Paradigm of African Area Studies   <Date> 19th February 2018 (Monday) 17:00-19:00 (Reception will open on 16:30) <Venue> #318, Inamori Memorial Foundation Building (third floor), Kyoto University https://www.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/about/access <Schedule> 17:00-17:10  Introduction Akira Takada (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University) 17:10-18:30 Violence and Governance in Guerrilla War Zoe Marks(University of Edinburgh)   Abstract: Guerrilla war requires careful coordination between rebels and thelocal population. Yet, many groups fighting for liberation and ‘power to the people’ also attack and oppress the people. This paper examineswhy insurgents use violence against those whose support they seek. Ibegin by explaining how violence and governance are intimately connected […]

2018/01/10
【2018/01/09】giving a lecture

The following lecture was given at Osaka University, Japan Takada, A. (2018). An anthropological approach to the study of caregiver-child interactions: Analysis of sleep, breastfeeding, and gymnastic exercise among the !Xun of north-central Namibia. A paper presented at the 4th round of the serial seminar in AY2017 at the Center for Research on the Mechanism of Molecular Control System of Child Mind, United Graduate School of Child Development, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, 9th January 2018. (in Japanese)

2017/12/21
【2017/12/21】paper publication

The following paper was published from Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Morelli, G. A., Quinn, N., Chaudhary, N., Vicedo, M., Rosabal-Coto, M., Keller, H., Murray, M., Gottlieb, A., Scheidecker, G., & Takada, A. (2018). Ethical Challenges of Parenting Interventions in Low- to Middle-income Countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49(1), 5-24. DOI: 10.1177/0022022117746241

2017/11/27
【2017/12/01~03】International Symposium France-Japan Area Studies Forum

International Symposium France-Japan Area Studies Forum , 1st-3rd December 2017 >Details (Official Web Site)

2017/10/30
【2017/10/27】book publication

The following book was published from the MIT Press. Keller, H. & Bard, K. A. (eds.)(2017). The cultural nature of attachment: Contextualizing relationships and development. Struengmann Forum Reports, vol. 22, J. R. Lupp, series editor. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. <https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/cultural-nature-attachment> The following chapter is contributed to this book by a CCI member. Morelli, G. A., Chaudhary, N., Gottlieb, A., Keller, H., Murray, M., Quinn, N., Rosabal-Coto, M., Scheidecker, G., Takada, A., & Vicedo, M. (2017). Taking culture seriously: A pluralistic approach to attachment. In H. Keller and K. A. Bard (Eds.), The cultural nature of attachment: Contextualizing relationships and development. Struengmann Forum Reports, vol. 22, J. R. Lupp, series editor. […]

2017/08/28
【2017/08/26】giving a lecture

The following lecture was given at Yamagata, Japan Takada, A. (2017). Natural history of childrearing: A study of caregiver-child interactions among the !Xun of north-central Namibia. A special lecture presented at the 106th regional meeting of the Japan Pediatric Society in Yamagata prefecture, Hotel Metropolitan Yamagata, Yamagata, Japan, 26th August 2017.  Program and abstracts, p.5. <http://minfo2.id.yamagata-u.ac.jp/Ped/congress.html>

2017/08/17
【2017/08/17】What’s New

The following article is found to be among the top 25% most cited PLOS ONE articles published in 2016. Senzaki, S., Masuda, T., Takada, A., and Okada, H. (2016). The communication of culturally dominant modes of attention from parents to children: A comparison of Canadian and Japanese parent child conversations during a joint scene description task. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147199. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147199.

2017/08/08
【2017/07/28】The following paper was published.

【2017/07/28】The following paper was published. Lee, H., Nand, K., Shimizu, Y., Takada, A., Kodama, M., & Masuda, T. (2017). Culture and emotion perception: Comparing Canadian and Japanese children’s and parents’ context sensitivity. Culture and Brain. DOI: 10.1007/s40167-017-0052-0

2017/08/08
【2017/07/21】Award gotten!

Dr. Akira Takada, the Principal Investigator of CCI research group got the Daido Life Foundation Incentive Award for Area Studies <http://www.daido-life-fd.or.jp/business/presentation/encouragementaward/4961>

2017/06/12
【2017/06/10】having a panel discussion

The following panel discussion was held at the University of Cologne, Germany Takada, A. (2017). Panel discussant of Roundtable 1: De-centering Europe: Not only from the South but also from the East and from the North (together with F., Widlok, T., Krause, F., Ventsel, A., Gray, P., Drazkiewicz, & E., Wemheuer). The GSSC conference “The Global South on the Move: Transforming Capitalism, knowledge and ecologies”. The University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, 7-9 June 2017(June 7th). The conference program, p.11.

2017/06/12
【2017/06/07】giving a talk

The following talk was given at Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands Takada, A. (2017). Language Socialization among the San: Reconsidering Infant Directed Speech. Paper presented at “Language Socialisation in trilingual communities in Africa and beyond: Brainstorming Workshop”. Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands, 7-11 June 2017(June 10th).  

2017/04/05
【2017/04/01】book publication

The following book was published from University of Tokyo Press. Ikeya, K. (ed.), Environmental history of the earth from the perspective of hunter-gatherers: Co-existence with the nature and neighboring civilizations. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press. (in Japanese) <http://www.utp.or.jp/bd/978-4-13-060317-1.html> The following chapter is contributed to this book by a CCI member. Takada, A. (2017). Sedentarization/Christianization of the San in South-West Africa (Namibia). In K. Ikeya (Ed.), Environmental history of the earth from the perspective of hunter-gatherers: Co-existence with the nature and neighboring civilizations. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, pp.203-216. (in Japanese)

2017/04/05
【2017/03/27】having a presentation

The following presentation was made at Cederberg, South Africa Takada, A. (2017). Reconsidering regional structural comparison. Paper presented at the 6th Riezlern Symposium. Cederberg, South Africa, March 25-28 (27th March 2017).

2017/03/21
【2017/03/20】giving a lecture

The following lecture was given at EHESS, Marseille, France Takada, A. (2017). Environmental perception and wayfinding practices in the Central Kalahari. Paper presented at the “Evolutionnary Anthropology” seminar, EHESS, Marseille, France, 20th March 2017. <http://ffj.ehess.fr/upload/Actualites/Events/2017/TAKADA_2017.pdf>

2017/03/17
【2017/03/15】giving a lecture

The following lecture was given at Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, France Takada, A. (2017). Participation in rhythm: !Xun socialization through singing and dancing activities. Paper presented at Séminaire spécial du CLLE-LTC, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, Toulouse, France, 15th March 2017. <http://clle.univ-tlse2.fr/accueil/agenda/participation-in-rhythm-xun-socialization-through-singing-and-dancing-activities-490447.kjsp?RH=1463575316422>

2017/03/13
【2017/03/10】giving a lecture

The following lecture was given at EHESS, Paris, France Takada, A. (2017). Kyoto School of Ecological Anthropology. Paper presented at the course of Atelier ouvert des Cahiers d’Etudes Africaines, EHESS, Paris, France, 11th March 2017. <https://www.ehess.fr/fr/professeur-invit%C3%A9/takada>

2017/03/07
【2017/03/03】being participated in a panel discussion

being participated in the following panel discussion in New Orleans, USA Takada, A. (2017). Panelist of conversation hour, “Fieldwork and Family”, at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR), Hampton Inn Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, USA, March 1-4th (March 3rd). <http://mysccr.org/2017-program/>

2017/02/27
【2017/02/24】giving a lecture

The following lecture was given at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France Takada, A. (2017). Practices of early cultural learning: Responsibility formation in caregiver-infant interaction among the G|ui/G||ana of Botswana. Paper presented at Laboratoire Ethologie, Cognition, Développement, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris, France, 24th February 2017. <https://www.ehess.fr/fr/professeur-invit%C3%A9/takada>

2017/02/22
【2017/02/21】giving a lecture

The following lecture was given at EHESS, Paris, France Takada, A. (2017). The cultural and ecological foundations of ethnicity among the !Xun of North-central Namibia. Paper presented at Comprendre les relations Afrique-Asie: espace transversal de recherches et d’enseignement (CRAA-ETRE), EHESS, Paris, France, 21st February 2017. <https://www.ehess.fr/fr/professeur-invit%C3%A9/takada>

2017/02/20
【2017/02/14】giving a lecture

The following lecture was given at Linkoeping University, Sweden. Takada, A. (2017). Participation in rhythm: Peer group interactions among the !Xun San of Namibia. Paper presented at Paper presented at Tema Barn Higher seminar spring 2017. Linkoeping University, Sweden, 14th February 2017. <https://www.tema.liu.se/tema-b/seminarier/gaster-pa-tema-barn?l=en>

2017/02/13
【2017/02/13】New Publication: Book

Takada, A. (2017). Re-enacting Birth: Resettlement policy and the ritualistic treatment of abnormal birth in Botswana. Anthropology of giving birth/making a family: An invitation to alternatives. Tokyo:Bensey Publishing Inc, pp.185-209. <http://bensei.jp/index.php?main_page=product_book_info&cPath=2&products_id=100698>

2016/11/18
【2016/11/18】New Publication: Book

Terashima, H. & Hewlett, B. S. (Eds.), Social learning and innovation in contemporary hunter-gatherers: Evolutionary and ethnographic perspectives. Tokyo:Springer<http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-4-431-55997-9> This book includes the following papers written by CCI members. “Transmission of Body Decoration Among the Baka Hunter-Gatherers” by Yujie Peng (pp.83-93). “Education and learning during social situations among the Central Kalahari San” by Akira Takada (pp.97-111). “High Motivation and Low Gain: Food Procurement from Rainforest Foraging by Baka Hunter-Gatherer Children” by Izumi Hagino & Taro Yamauchi (pp.135-144). “Play, Music, and Taboo in the Reproduction of an Egalitarian Society” by Jerome Lewis (pp.147-158). “Variations in Shape, Local Classification, and the Establishment of a Chaîne Opératoire for Pot Making Among Female Potters […]

2016/11/18
【2016/11/18】New Publication: Book

Bateman, A. & Church, A. (Eds.), Children’s knowledge-in-interaction: Studies in conversation analysis. Springer.<http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-10-1703-2> This book includes the following papers written by CCI members. “Relating with an Unborn Baby: Expectant Mothers Socializing Their Toddlers in Japanese Families” by Akira Takada & Michie Kawashima (pp.211-229). “Young Children’s Initial Assessments in Japanese” by Matthew Burdelski & Emi Morita (pp.231-255).

2016/05/24
【2016/05/24】New Publication: Book

Lovis, W. & Whallon, R. (eds.) (2016). Marking the Land: Hunter-gatherer creation of meaning in their environment. New York: Routledge. More information: Amazon.com. This book includes the following paper written by CCI member. Takada, A. (2016). Unfolding cultural meanings: Wayfinding practices among the San of the Central Kalahari. In W. Lovis & R. Whallon(Eds.), Marking the Land: Hunter-gatherer creation of meaning in their environment. New York: Routledge, pp.180-200.

2016/04/04
【2016/03/25】New Publication: Special Issue

Takada, A. (ed.) (2016). Natural History of Communication among the Central Kalahari San. African Study Monographs Supplementary Issue, 52, 1-187. <http://repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/handle/2433/207684.>

2016/02/24
【2016/02/24】New Publication: Journal Article

Senzaki, S., Masuda, T., Takada, A., and Okada, H. (2016). The communication of culturally dominant modes of attention from parentsto children: A comparison of Canadian and Japanese parent child conversations during a joint scene description task. PLoS ONE 11(1):e0147199. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147199.

2015/10/02
【2015/10/09】13th Seminar of Anthropology of Education and Learning

13th Seminar of Anthropology of Education and Learning was held in Kyoto University on 9th (Friday) October 2015. This time we invited Dr. Sheena Shah <http://www.caldi.uct.ac.za/people/sheena-shah/> from the Centre for African Language Diversity (CALDi), University of Cape Town.

2015/09/18
【2015/09/18】New Publication: Journal Article

Takada, A. (2015). Comment on “Children as a Reserve Labor Force”, by David F. Lancy. Current Anthropology, 56(4), 562-563. <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/679361>

2015/08/27
【2015/08/27】New Publication: Special Issue

Takada, A., Nyamongo, I., & Teshirogi, K. (eds.)(2014), Special Issue: Exploring African potentials: The dynamics of action, living strategy, and social order in Southern Africa. MILA – A Journal of the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies 12: iii-iv,1-75. <http://www.africapotential.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/exploring-african-potentials-the-dynamics-of-action-living-strategy-and-social-order-in-southern-africa-2.html>

2015/06/05
【2015/06/05】New Publication: Journal Article

Takada, A. & Endo, T. (2015). Object transfer in request-accept sequence in Japanese caregiver-child interactions. Journal of Pragmatics, 82, 52-66. <http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-pragmatics/> DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2015.03.011

2015/06/02
【2015/06/02】New Publication: Book

Nakagawa, N. & Watanabe, K. (eds.) (2015). Stimulating Goffman: The sociology of interaction order. Tokyo: Shinyosha. (in Japanese) This book includes the following paper written by CCI member. Takada, A. (2015). Goffman’s craftwork: The legacy in linguistic anthropology. In N. Nakagawa, & K. Watanabe (Eds.), Stimulating Goffman: The sociology of interaction order. Tokyo: Shinyosha, pp.229-255. (in Japanese) More information: Amazon.co.jp  

2015/03/23
【2015/03/23】New Publication: Book

Michinobu, R. (ed.) (2015). Life and nurturing: The influence of contemporary medicine, social welfare and culture on today’s children. Iwanami paperback pocket edition series. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten. (in Japanese). This book includes the following paper written by CCI member. Takada, A. (2015). Child rearing in everyday life. In R. Michinobu (Ed.), Life and nurturing: The influence of contemporary medicine, social welfare and culture on today’s children. Iwanami paperback pocket edition series. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, pp.107-119. (in Japanese). More information: Amazon.co.jp

2015/02/12
【2015/02/12】New Publications: Journal Article

Takada, A. (2014). Features and functions of breastfeeding inhunter-gatherer societies. Newsletter of the Subcommittee ofEvolutionary Anthropology, the Anthropological Society of Nippon, Japan, 23-27 October. (in Japanese) Takada, A. (2014). Comment on “Allomaternal Nursing in Humans”, by Barry S. Hewlett and Steve Winn. Current Anthropology, 55(2), 222.