This blog explores life in Japan from a sociological perspective. It is produced by students of Ritsumeikan University, in Kyoto, Japan, and by their professor, Robert Moorehead. For the spring2013 semester, students in classes on Immigration, International Migration, and Race and Ethnicity in the Modern World are posting on the blog.
Robert is an associate professor in the College of International Relations at Ritsumeikan University. He completed his doctorate in sociology at the University of California-Davis in the United States. In his research, he uses qualitative methods to study the incorporation of Japanese Peruvian immigrants into Japanese society.
Link to Robert’s CV.
2012: “Remedial Language Education and Citizenship: Examining the JSL Classroom as an Ethnic Project.” Pp. 96-118 in Language and Citizenship in Japan, edited by Nanette Gottlieb and published by Routledge Press.
2010: Dissertation “You Can’t Go Home Again: Japanese Peruvian Immigrants and the Struggle for Integration and Identity in the Japanese Homeland.” A review of this dissertation is available here on dissertationreviews.org.
2007: “Ethnic Boundary Enforcers: Conceptualizing Japanese Teachers’ Treatment of Migrant Latino Parents.” Shakai Fukushi Kenkyū [Social Welfare Studies] 9:77-87.
2007: “Teaching and Learning Across an Ethnic Divide: Peruvian Parents and a Japanese School.” Imin Kenkyū [Immigration Studies] 3:89-104.
2012: Review of Lost in Transition: Youth, Work, and Instability in Postindustrial Japan, by Mary C. Brinton. In Contemporary Sociology 41:320-321.
2009: Review of Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within, edited by Nelson H.H. Graburn, John Ertl, and R. Kenji Tierney. In Pacific Affairs 82(1):137-139.