Upcoming (Drafts)
  • ‚Shutairu gakuha‘: kobito o otta St. Gabriel no minzokugaku-sha tachi [The Steyl School: Missionaries from St. Gabriel on the Quest for Dwarfs]. In: Kokusai gakujutsu kenkyūkai 'kōkyō suru kodai‘ (Meiji daigaku kōkogaku kenkyūsho (ed.)), VI: 33–37.
  • Schools in Remote Areas of Japan: Challenges for Youth, Parents and Community. In: Stephanie Assmann (ed.): Sustainability in Contemporary Rural Japan. Challenges and Opportunities. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 19-34.
  • Book review: Akiko Mori (ed.) (2013) „The Anthropology of Europe as Seen from Japan: Considering Contemporary Forms and Meanings of the Social“, Journal of Anthropological Reserach, 71(4): 598-599.
  • We just want to be, staying here …, a biography of a marginal community’s school [ただ、ここに、在り続けたい.校舎のバイオグラフィーから見た集落の衰退]. In: 法政大学国際日本学研究所 (ed.): <日本意識>の未来.グローバリゼーションと<日本意識>. pp. 1-19.

  • Fūka. Über das Vergessen. In: Christa Hammerl und Ilja Steffelbauer (Hg.): Naturkatastrophen. Dramatische Naturereignisse aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Wien: Mandelbaum Verlag. pp. 15-27.
  • Bridging between Formal and Informal Institutions in Coastal Marine Management. An Example from Shimane/Japan. In: Dániel-Levente Pál (ed.): Japanese Studies Conference 2014. Building Connections in Central and Eastern Europe, February 17-18, 2014. Budapest: Etövös University Press. pp. 7-14.
  • Die Zaitokukai und der Rechtsextremismus im japanischen Internet. In: David Chiavacchi and Iris Wieczorek (eds.): Japan 2014. Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. München: Iudicium Verlag. pp. 73-99.
  • Bilder einer Katastrophe. In: Streulicht (Photography, Order/Disorder), 2: 104-107.
  • (with Alyne Delaney) No homes, no boats, no rafts: Miyagi coastal people in the aftermath of disaster. In: Tom Gill and Brigitte Steger (eds.): Japan Copes with Calamity: Ethnographies of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters of March 2011. Oxford u.a.O.: Peter Lang. pp. 99-124.
  • Der Wiederaufbau der Fischerei Sanrikus zwischen Sonderzonen und Fischereigenossenschaften. In: Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Christoph Brumann und David Chiavacci (eds.): Ein neues Japan? Politischer und sozialer Wandel seit den 1990er Jahren (= Asiatische Studien/Etudes Asiatiques, 67/2). Bern, Berlin, Brüssel, Frankfurt a.M., New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang. pp. 625-650.
  • (with Alyne Delaney) 「家も、船も、いかだもなくなった大震災後の宮城県沿岸地域の人々」.トム・ギル、ブリギッテ・シテーガ 、デビッド ・スレイター(編)『東日本大震災の人類学. 津波、原発事故と被災者たちの「その後」』. 東京:人文書院. pp. 331-361.

Some (recent) lectures:

Some materials on the 311 catastrophy:

Main fields of interest:
  • Aging rural society
  • Fishery tools and technology
  • History of local traditions (esp. along the pacific coast of Tôhoku)
  • Institutional change (local level)
  • Japanese coastal fisheries (culture, society, polity, economic history etc.)
  • Japanese folk-religion (village-based beliefs) and diffusion processes
  • Links between European and Japanese folklore research after the 1930ies
  • Media sociology
  • Soccer & Beer
  • Structuralism (anthropological and linguistic)
  • Theory of cognition and knowledge
  • Theory of common property resources
  • Visual anthropology

Membership in scientific associations: