[Blueboard] Invitation to the Talk on "Development Anthropology: Observations by a Practitioner "

socio at admu.edu.ph socio at admu.edu.ph
Fri Jul 6 15:32:11 PHT 2012

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
cordially invites you to

Development  Anthropology:
Observations by a Practitioner

Dr. Yasushi Kikuchi
Professor Emeritus
Waseda University, Japan

?Because of its emphasis on cultural meanings and practices, its    
focus on the community and its holistic approach, anthropology has  
developed singular approaches to the understanding of development.   
The lecture is based on years of observation in the field,   dealing  
with issues such as trauma and human rights. The author has done  
extensive fieldwork in the Philippines and in other countries.  He  
proposes a framework for development based on Cultural Efficacy.?

Dr. Yasushi Kikuchi is a professor emeritus of Social and Development  
Anthropology at Waseda University, Tokyo. He has taken the lead in  
introducing both  Developmental Anthropology and Philippine Studies in  
Japan. He organized the first international conference on Development  
Anthropology in Feb. 1996 in Tokyo. In line with his advocacy, he  
created a theoretical framework for developmental anthropology which  
is based upon Cultural Efficacy rather  than on Economic Efficiency.  
An important book of his is  Development Anthropology ? Beyond  
Economics ( ed. 2004 )

Dr. Kikuchi has done field research on  indigenous peoples, such as  
the Highlanders of Mindoro on which he wrote a book, Mindoro  
Highlanders ? the Life of  Swidden Agriculturists.  At the same time  
he has ventured into explorations of the wider Filipino society. Hence  
his book, Uncrystallized Philippine Society ? A Social Anthropological  
Aspect  which examines the relationship between development issues in  
the Philippines and the organizational structure on the kinship level.

A third concern of Dr. Kikuchi is the formation of an East Asian  
community based on a  recognition both of national identities and of  
shared pan-Asian communalities. In line with this, in 2008 he  
organized an International conference on East Asia  entitled ?Towards  
an East Asia Community: Beyond Cross-Cultural Diversity ?  
Inter-Cultural, Inter-Social, Inter-Faith Dialogue.?  The conference  
was the first of its kind and was intended as a companion to  
discussions about forming an East Asian Union.

Faura Audio-Visual Room
9 July, 2012
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture Series 2012-2013
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University

For details, please contact 426-6001 loc. 5270/5271 or socio at admu.edu.ph

Ateneo de Manila University
School of Social Sciences
Loyola Schools
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Loyola Heights, Quezon City
1108 Philippines
Tel No.: (632)426-6001, Ext. 5270/5271
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