Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Reviews, and Other Academic Publications
    2015        Review of Manga Girl Seeks Herbivore Boy: Studying Japanese Gender at Cambridge, 
                by Brigitte Steger and Angelika Koch, eds. Social Science Japan Journal.  
                doi:10.1093/ssjj/jyv004

    2014        No voice in the courtroom?: Deaf legal cases in Japan during the 1960s.
                In Going to Court to Change Japan: Social Movements and the Law. Ed. Patricia Steinhoff. 
                Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, Number 77. 147-163. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
                [Order this book (Amazon); University of Michigan Press]
2014 Barrier-Free Brothels: Sex Volunteers, Prostitutes and People with Disabilities. In Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty. Edited by Glenda Roberts, Satsuki Kawano, and Susan Long. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. [Order this book (Amazon)]
2013 The dysprosody of images. In Visual Research: A Concise Introduction to Thinking Visually.
Edited by Jonathan Marion and Jerome Crowder. New York: Berg. [Order this book (Amazon)]
2013 Making Sense of Sensory Ethnography: The Sensual and the Multisensory. Visual Review Essay.
American Anthropologist. Vol. 115, No. 1 (March 2013): 132-135. [Access via Wiley Online]
2011 Review of Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia [The Bird Dancer, 40 min.;
Family Victim, 38 min.; Shadows and Illuminations, 35 min.], directed by Robert Lemelson (2010).
American Anthropologist, Vol. 113, No. 4, pp. 655–656. [Access via Wiley Online]
2010     The language politics of Japanese Sign Language (Nihon Shuwa). Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language.
Ed. Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli. 316-332. New York: Oxford University Press. [Oxford University Press; Order this book (Amazon)]
2009     Review of Amy Borovoy's The Too-Good Wife: Alcohol, Codependency, and the Politics of Nurturance in Postwar Japan (UC Press 2005). Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Volume 23, No. 2: 184-185.
[Read online; Website for Medical Anthropology Quarterly ]
2009     Disability, Destitution, and Disaster: Surviving the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake in Japan. Human Organization. Volume 68 Issue 1 (Spring): 73-81. [Read online; Website for Human Organization ]
2008     Film review of Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish [Joze to tora to sakana tachi], directed by Isshin Inudo (2003). Asian Educational Media Services News and Reviews. Issue 31 (Winter): 3-4. [Read online; Access via AEMS]
2008     A Case against Giving Informants Cameras and Coming Back Weeks Later (Knowledge Exchange). Anthropology News. Vol. 49, No. 2: 20. Washington, D.C.: American Anthropological Association. [Read online; Access via Anthrosource] 2007 "The Chrysanthemum and the Queer: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on Sexuality in Japan" (review essay) Journal of Homosexuality. Volume 52 Issue 3/4: 267-281. [Read online; Journal of Homosexuality] 2006 "Creating and Contesting Signs in Contemporary Japan: Language Ideologies, Identity and Community in Flux." Sign Language Studies 7:1 (Fall), pp. 11-29. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press. [Read abstract; Subscribe to Sign Language Studies] 2006 抵抗と同化:全日本ろうあ連盟と政治権力の関係。社会科学研究、第57巻き第3・4合併号。東京:東京大学社会科学研究所紀要。 [Resistance and Assimilation: The Relationship between the Japanese Federation and the Deaf and Political Power. Shakai Kagaku Kenkyû Vol 57 (3-4). Tokyo: Tokyo University Institute for Social Science.]
2006 Review of Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, and Misa Matsuda, eds. Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life. Journal of Japanese Studies Vol. 32, No. 2 (Summer): 459-462 [About Journal of Japanese Studies; About the book (MIT Press); Order the book (Amazon)] 2006 Two New Ogawa Shinsuke Films (review). Visual Anthropology Volume 19 Issue 3-4: 391-392. [About Visual Anthropology (online contents)] 2006 Review of Jennifer Robertson, ed. A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan. Pacific Affairs. Vol. 79, No. 1 (Spring): 129-130. [About Pacific Affairs; Table of Contents] 2005 Severe Disabilities, Liberalism, and Social Welfare Policy in Japan and the United States. Anthropology News. Vol. 46, No. 9: 58. Washington, D.C.: American Anthropological Association. [Read online; Access via Anthrosource] 2004 Review of Keiko Hirata's Civil Society in Japan. Social Science Japan Journal. Vol. 7, No. 2 (October): 318-20. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Download PDF from Oxford UP; Subscribe to SSJJ; Order the book (Amazon)] 2004 Review of Megan Jennaway's Sisters and Lovers: Women and Desire in Bali. American Ethnologist. Vol. 31, No 1 (February). [Read the review online (HTML); Subscribe (American Ethnologist); Order the book (Amazon)] 2004 Review of Jennifer Robertson's Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan Visual Anthropology Vol. 17, No. 2: 205-207. New York: Taylor and Francis [Download PDF; Subscribe (Visual Anthropology); About the book (UC Press)] 2003 "U-Turns, 'Deaf Shock,' and the Hard-Of-Hearing: Japanese Deaf Identities at the Borderlands" In Many Ways to be Deaf: International Linguistic and Sociocultural Variation. Ed. Leila Monaghan, Constanze Schmaling, Karen Nakamura, and Graham Turner. pp. 211-229. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. [View Page 1; Gallaudet University Press; Order this book (Amazon)] 2003 "Female masculinity and fantasy spaces: transcending genders in the Takarazuka theatre." With Hisako Matsuo (co-author). In Men and Masculinities in Modern Japan: Dislocating the Salaryman Doxa. Edited by James Roberson and Nobue Suzuki. 59-76. New York: Routledge. [View Page 1; Routledge Press; Order this book (Amazon)] 2002 "Resistance and Co-optation: the Japanese Federation of the Deaf and its Relations with State Power." Social Science Japan Journal. Vol. 5, No. 1 (April), pp 17-35. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [View Page 1; Download PDF from Oxford UP; Subscribe to SSJJ]
- Winner of the 2003 ISS/Oxford Prize for Modern Japanese Studies
- Selected as one of the 100 seminal papers from Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press Centennial) 2002 "Deafness, Ethnicity, and Minority Politics in Modern Malaysia" Macalester International Volume 12 (Autumn): 193-202. St. Paul: Macalester College. 1999 日米のろう運動:比較研究の視点から。手話コミュニケーション研究。 日本手話研究所所報。1999.9 (33): 45-54。 [Deaf Movements in the United States and Japan from a Comparative Analytical Perspective. Sign Language Communication Studies August (33): 45-54. Tokyo: Japanese Institute for Sign Language Studies.] [View Page 1; Subscribe to SLCS (Japanese)] 1999 言語・文化人類学から見た日米ろう社会と教育(講演会記録1998.11.14)。 トータルコミュニケーション研究会会報。No. 79 (冬号):24-39。 [Deaf education in Japan and the U.S.: a comparative approach from a linguistic and sociocultural anthropology perspective (Lecture Transcript of November 14, 1998). Total Communications Research Group Report No. 79. Winter, 1999. Tokyo: Total Communication Research Group.] 1998 民族としてのろう社会:ろう者のアイデンティティ・カルチャーと手話言語コミュニティの形成。 日本手話研究所所報, 1998.3 (27)。 [Ethnically deaf: identity, culture, and the making of sign language communities. Sign Language Communication Studies. 27 (April): 51-58. 1998. Tokyo: Japanese Institute for Sign Language Studies.] [View Page 1; Subscribe to SLCS (Japanese)] 1998 "Transitioning on Campus: A Case Studies Approach." In Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students: A Handbook for Faculty and Administrators. Ronni L. Sahlo, ed. Educators' Reference Collection. Westport, CT: The Greenwood Press. [View Page 1; Order this book (Amazon)] 1997 "Narrating Ourselves: Duped or duplicitous?" In Gender Blending. Bonnie Bullough, Vern Bullough, and James Elias, eds. pp 74-86. Buffalo: Prometheus Press. [View Page 1; Order this book (Amazon)]
Other Publications
    2002        Eight photographs in "Meeting Malaysia." Text by Jan Shaw-Flamm. 
                Macalester Today (Summer): 22-29.            
    2002        9月11日以降のアメリカ。季刊ミミ 95号(春): 10-11。東京:全日本ろうあ連盟。
                [America after September 11th. Quarterly Mimi. No. 95 (Spring): 10-11.
                Tokyo: Japanese Federation of the Deaf.] 

    2002       "Morals, Sexuality, and Fieldwork." Ethical Currents. 
                Anthropology News. Vol. 43, No. 3 (March): 24. 
                Washington, D.C.: American Anthropological Association. 
                [View Article (GIF); Subscribe (AAA)]

    2002       "Helpful or Harmful: How Innovative Communication Technology Affects
                Survivors of Intimate Violence." By Ann L. Kranz with Karen Nakamura.
                Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.
                [View online: http://www.mincava.umn.edu]
Monographs and Edited Volumes
   2014         クレージー・イン・ジャパン:べてるの家のエスノグラフィー 
          [Crazy in Japan: An Ethnography of Bethel House]
Translation supervision by Koji Ishihara and Tetsuya Kawano.
Tokyo: Igaku Shoin Press. ISBN 4260020587.
[Igaku Shoin; Order this book (Amazon Japan)]
2013 A Disability of the Soul: An Ethnography of Schizophrenia
and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. [Cornell University Press; Library of Congress (LoC) Record; Order this book (Amazon)] 2006 Deaf in Japan: Signing and the Politics of Identity.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Simultaneous paperback and hardcover versions. [Cornell University Press; Library of Congress (LoC) Record; Order this book (Amazon or Barnes & Noble)] - Winner of the 2008 AAS John Whitney Hall Book Prize
2003 Many Ways to be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities. Ed. Leila Monaghan, Constanze Schmaling, Karen Nakamura, and Graham Turner. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. [Gallaudet University Press; Order this book (Amazon or Barnes & Noble)]
Ethnographic Films
    2010        A Japanese Funeral. 
                Japanese subtitled in English.
                14 min. Color Region 0 NTSC DVD. 
Distributed by Amazon.com. [Official web site and Teacher's Guide; IMDB entry]
- Best Short Film (2010), Society for Visual Anthropology
- David Plath Media Award (2011), Society for East Asian Anthropology
A Japanese Funeral DVD Cover
       2007        Bethel: Community and Schizophrenia in Northern Japan.
                Japanese subtitled in English. 
Japanese language subtitles available. 41 min. Color Region 0 NTSC DVD. Distributed by Amazon.com. [Official web site; IMDb entry]
[Bethel Film]
 

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