Masamichi ('Marro') Inoue

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Ph.D., Duke University, 1999 (Cultural Anthropology)

Ethnographic and cultural studies of everyday life and social transformation in the age of Empire. 

Since the mid-1990s, I have been conducting a series of anthropological and cultural analyses of the U.S. military base issues in Okinawa.  I have also been engaged in questions of cross-cultural contact and exchange between Japan and the U.S.  More recently, I have launched a new ethnographic project, exploring issues of security on the university campus in the United States.  

Selected Publications: 
  • 2013: "生権力の臨界ーーアメリカの大学警察を人類学する[The Critical State of Biopower: Anthropologizing a University Police Department in the United States]” 文化人類学 [Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology] 77(4): 499-522
  • 2012: “Reclaiming the Universal: Intercultural Subjectivity in the Life and Work of Endo Shusaku.” Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS) 34: 153-170.  
  • 2011: “Cocco’s musical intervention in the US base problems: traversing a realm of everyday cultural sensibilities in Okinawa.”  Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 12:3, 321-340.  
  • 2007: Okinawa and the U.S. Military: Identity Making in the Age of Globalization. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • 2004: “‘We are Okinawans but of a Different Kind’: New/Old Social Movements and the U.S. Military in Okinawa.” Current Anthropology 45 (1): 85-104.
  • 2004:  “当事者の共同体、権力、市民の公共空間ーー流用論の新しい階梯と沖縄基地問題 [The Community of Subjects, Power, and the Public-Sphere of Citizens: A New Stage of the Theory of Appropriation and the U.S. Base Problems in Okinawa].” 民族学研究 [Ethnological Inquiry] 68 (4): 534-554.
  • 2002: “グローバル化のなかの 「沖繩イニシアティブ」 論争――記憶、アイデンティティ、基地問題 [The Debate over the ‘Okinawa Initiative’ in the Age of Globalization: Memory, Identity, and the U.S. Base Problems].” 思想 [Thought] 933: 246-267.
  • 1998: “海上ヘリ基地問題と日本人類学ーー沖縄県名護市辺野古でのフィールドワークの覚え書き  [The Offshore Base Dispute and Japanese Anthropology: Notes from the Field in Henoko, Nago City, Okinawa].”  現代思想  [Modern Thought] 26 (7): 228-244.
  • 1997: Inoue, Masamichi, S., John Purves, and Mark Selden. “Okinawa Citizens, U.S. Bases, and the Dugong.”  Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 29 (4): 82-86.
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