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Nanami Suzuki

Fields of research and interest:
Alternative medical movements in 19th century USA and Europe; Race and Phrenology in 19th century USA and Europe; Psychiatry in 19th and 20th century; People’s attitudes towards new technologies of medicine in 21th century; Social history of diet and healing

Ongoing projects:
Race and Phrenology in 19th Century USA and Europe (study supported by a research grant from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan, 2002.4-2005.3, representative of research: Nanami Suzuki, Kyoto Bunkyo University);
Healing in Practices in 21th Century Japan (study supported by a research grant from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan, 2003.4-2006.3, representative of research: Akira Kitou, Kyoto University;
International Comparative Study on the Attitudes toward new Technologies of Childbirth (study supported by a research grant from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan, 2000.4-2003.3, representative research: Tomiyuki Uesugi, Seijo University;
Medicinal Plant Healing and Diet in Thailand (study supported by a research grant form Research Institute of Humanities, Kyoto Bunkyo University, 2001.4-2004.3.

Contacts with journals, newsletters, institutions:
Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology; Japanese Society of Education; Japanese Society of Comparative Studies on Family History; Japanese Society of History of Medicine and Health; Japanese Society of American Studies; The Society for the Social History of Medicine; Canadian Association of Anthropology and Sociology.

Bibliography of recent (since 1993) monographs and articles:

Monographs

  • Historical Anthropology of Childbirth (Tokyo, 1997).
  • Historical Anthropology of Healing: The Symbolism of Herbs and Water (Kyoto, 2002).
  • Thomsonianism and Hydropathy in the Nineteenth-Century: Childbirth, Nature and Human Relations, Doctoral Thesis, Ochanomizu University (1996).
  • Tradition and Changes of Botanical Healing and Herb Garden in the Southern United States. Report of study supported by a research grant from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, 1998-2000 (2001).


Articles

  • Women in America: A Fantasy of Self-realization, in: Ayabe, T. (ed.): Ethnography of Women, (Tokyo, 1997), 169-194.
  • Nishikawa, M., The Story of a Modern Midwife, in: Matsuda and Kawada (ed.): Ethnography Guidebook (Kyoto, 2002), 58-60.
  • · ‘Healing’, ‘Homeopathy’, ‘Vegetarianism’, in: Ayabe, T. (ed.): The latest 100 Terms of Cultural Anthropology (Kobundo, 2002), 25, 27,175.
  • A Critical Review of the History of Childbirth in America: Botanical Movement and Water-Cure Movement in the Nineteenth Century, in: Bulletin of the Doctoral Research Course in Human Culture, 17 (1994), 202-211.
  • Childbirth and Self-Fashioning in Antebellum America: The Cases of Botanical Movement and Water-Cure Movement, in: Bulletin of Institute for Women’s Studies (1994), 81-96.
  • Natural Childbirth’ Movements in Nineteenth-Century America: Thomsonianism and Hydropathy, in: Minzokugaku Kenkyu (The Japanese Journal of Ethnology), 58/4 (1994), 356-381.
  • (With Terasaki, H.) History of Lifecycle Thought in Europe: Etude of ‘Seven’, in: History of the Relationship between Adults and Children (1994), 60-76.
  • Midwifery in Pseudo-Aristotle’s Master Piece, in: Bulletin of the Doctoral Research Course in Human Culture, 18 (1995), 59-66.
  • Genealogy of Midwifery Text: Aristotle’s Master Piece, in: Terasaki, H. (ed.): A Study on the History of Familial Education in England (Report of the study supported by the research grant from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture) (1995), 31-54.
  • Healing, Childbirth and Self-Fashioning in Unorthodox Medicine in Nineteenth-century America, in: Nihon Ishigaku Zasshi (Journal of the Japan Society of Medical History), 42/1 (1996), 106-107.
  • History of Embryo Education: An Anthology, in: Terasaki, H. (ed.): A Basic Study on the History of Embryo Education in Europe (Report of a study supported by research grant from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture) (1997), 19-34.
  • Self-Fashioning and Domesticity: A Discourse of Water-Cure Movement on Childbirth in Nineteenth-Century America, in: Journal of Comparative Study of Family History, 11 (1997), 56-74.
  • Mother’s Imagination and Monsters in Pseudo-Aristotle’s Master Piece Midwifery Text, in: Ochanomizu Anthropology, 2 (1998), 3-17.
  • The Phytotherapy of Maurice Mességué: Development of Botanical Folk-Medicine in Gascogne, in: Human, Culture, Mind, Annual Report, 1 (1998), 249-262.
    Genealogy of ‘Healing, in: Human, Culture, Mind: Annual Report, 1 (1999), 201-213.
  • Food, Diet, Buddhism, in: Bulletin of the Institute for Culture and Human Research, 2 (2001), 101-117.
  • A Comparative Study on Attitudes Towards New Technologies of Childbirth: Changing Aspects of Practices and Problems in the Swiss Confederation and the French Republic, in: Human, Culture, Mind, Annual Report (Kyoto Bunkyo University, 2003).
Position: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Cultural Anthropology; Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities
Address: 80 Senzoku, Makishima-Cho, Uji-City, Kyoto, Japan 611-0041
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