The Tuesday Lunch Series presents "The Racial Politics of 'Japan’s Invisible Race'."

Notice: this information is for a past event.
Location:
Ticket Info: Free
Open to Public: No
Questions:
Sponsor(s):

The Tuesday Lunch Series welcomes John Davis, Assistant Professor of Black Studies, East Asian Studies, International Studies and Anthropology and Sociology at Denison, presenting “The Racial Politics of ‘Japan’s Invisible Race’.”

Japan’s Burakumin minority, introduced to the West as “Japan’s Invisible Race,” is often posited as a diverse demographic disadvantaged by the powerful and pervasive ideology of Japan as a racially and ethnically homogeneous society. However, this presentation will draw on a range of ethnographic data and examples to problematize the category “Burakumin” and argue that the presumed homogeneity imagined to be a general source of friction and marginalization for minorities in Japan has actually played a decisive role in efforts by Burakumin activists to combat discrimination and prejudice.


More Upcoming Events

Global Studies Seminar presents Chris Crews

The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk titled “The Battle over Critical Race Theory in Ohio Schools."

Global Studies Seminar presents Jue Liang

The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk titled "Other Feminisms: Lessons from Tibetan Buddhist Nuns."

Isis Nusair: Book Reading of 'Ever Since I Did Not Die'

Denison University's Isis Nusair presents a reading of "Ever Since I Did Not Die."

Global Studies Seminar presents Steven Smith

The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk titled "Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes."

Global Studies Seminar presents Micaela Vivero

The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk titled "Artist residency in Kavala, Greece during the pandemic."

Global Studies Seminar presents Carlos Alberto Faerron Guzmán

The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk titled “Health in the Anthropocene.”