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Potential of Japanese Scholars in Aboriginal Studies: perspectives from personhood theories

Kosaka, Yoshinori


In this chapter, I discuss prospect of contribution by Japanese scholars to Australian Aboriginal studies, in which Western-Anglophone-Australian scholars are dominant. Focusing on personhood studies, I examine theoretical development of personhood studies regarding Aboriginies, such as social, relational, and dividual model which have been significantly influenced by Melanesian studies in Australian academic contexts. I argue that Japanese anthropologists might possibly present different...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Indigenous Australia and Japan: Studies, Interaction, Representation


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