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Curriculum Vitae - Shin'ya Yamada Ph.D

Date of Birth
September 28, 1968
Educational Background
Ph.D. in Sociology, Keio University, 2000
M.A. in Sociology, Keio University, 1994
B.A. in Low, Keio University, 1992
Professional Experience
1998-present Assistant Professor, Department of Folklore and Folk Culture, National Museum of Japanese History
Specialty
Anthropology of Religion, Japanese Folklore
The funeral rituals and cultural concept of death in Japan
Cultural aspect of companies
Rituals in the consumer society
Principal Research Location
Japan
Professional Organizations
The Japanese Society of Ethnology
The Folklore Society of Japan
Japanese Association for Religious Studies
Japanese Association for the Study of Religion and Society

Published Academic Work (All in Japanese)

  1. "Sosei no Henka to Chiikisyakai:Wakayamaken Higashimurogun Kozacho no jirei wo toshite"(Changes in Funeral Rites and Local Community ; The Case of Kozacho in Wakayama Prefecture), Bulletin of the Folklore Society of Japan No.203,pp.23-59,1995
  2. "Shi wo juyousaseru mono :Kosi kara saidan e"(How Do People Accept Death? From the Koshi[Bier]to the Saidan[Funeral Altar]), Bulletin of the Folklore Society of Japan No.207,pp.29-57,1996
  3. "Sousaigyosya wo riyou surukototoha:Gojo kara Keiyaku e"(What Dose it Mean to Hire a Funeral Director?; From Mutual Aid to Contract), in Shigo no kankyo[Environment after Death], pp.100-125.Edited by SHINTANI Takanori, Kyoto, Showado, 1999
  4. "Syasou ha itsu seiritu sitaka"(When Was the Company Funeral Established), in Syasou no keiei jinruigaku [The Company Funeral in Anthropology of Administration], pp.53-78. Edited By NAKAMAKI Hiromichi, Osaka, TOHO Syuppan, 1999
  5. "Sousaigyousya ni totteno Syasou:Taisei saiten no baai"(The Meaning of the Company Funeral for Funeral Director: A Case of Taisei Saiten) in Syasou no keiei jinruigaku [The Company Funeral in Anthropology of Administration], pp.167-192. Edited by NAKAMAKI Hiromichi. Osaka, TOHO Syuppan, 1999
  6. "Syasou ha Dou Tenkai Shitaka"(Growth of the Company Funeral) collaborated MURAKAMI Koukyo, in Syasou no keiei jinruigaku [The Company Funeral in Anthropology of Administration], pp.70-100. Edited by NAKAMAKI Hiromichi. Osaka, TOHO Syuppan, 1999
  7. "kouden wo jitai surukoto: Sougi niokeru sanyosya to sono henka"(Declination of Funeral Gift: A Study on Changes in Funeral Rituals and Mourners) in Syukyoujinruigaku no Chihei [The Horizons of Folk Religion], pp.69-90. Edited by MIYAKE Hitoshi. Tokyo Syunjusya, 1999
  8. "Sougi to saisan"(Funeral Rituals and the Altar) in Jinsei no Sousyokuhou [A Way to Our Lives], pp.56-87. Edited by MATSUZAKI Kenzo. Tokyo, Chikuma syobou 1999
  9. "Gendai Nihon ni okeru Sougi to Shiseikan no Henyo ni Knsuru Minzokugakuteki Kenkyu"(A Study of Transformation of Funeral Rituals and Cultural Concepts of Life and Death in Contemporary Japan), Ph.D.in Sociology, Keio University, 2000
  10. "kaisya Girei no Tokutyo to Sono Mokuteki:Manyuaru bon no bunseki wo tyushin ni"( The Characteristics and Purposes of the Company Rituals:from Analysis of Manual Books) in Sarari-man no tsukagirei ni kannsuru syuukyougakuteki kenkyu [The Religious Studies about Rites of Passage of Office Workers], pp.54-68. 2001
  11. "Yukusue yorimo kosikata wo: seika saidan ni okeru shisya no hyougen"(the Past Rather than the Future: A Study about the Representation of the Deceased in Flower Altars) in Rekishi to Kenchiku no aida [the between history and construction], pp.289-300. Edited by Asaka Katsusuke kyoju tainin kinen kanko iinkai(Professor ASAKA Katsusuke's Retirement Commemorative Committee), Tokyo Kokonsyoin, 2001
  12. "the another world: Monster, Next world, Fortune-telling," (Mou hitotus no sekai:youkai,anoyo,uranai) Junko Uchida, Junichi Okubo, Takanori Shimamura, Toru Tsunemitsu, Shinya Yamada, Tokyo, Iwasaki Bijutsusya, 2001
  13. "Nakihito wo omou: Iei no tanjo" (Remembering the dead: The birth of portraits of the deceased) in Ikai dangi [Discourse on the Other World], pp.33-47. Edited by Kokuritsu rekishi minzoku hakubutsukan (National Museum of Japanese History), Tokyo, Kadokawa Syoten, 1999
  14. "Kobukuro no Nenchugyoji"(Annual Events at Kobukuro) in Kitakushi [The History of Kitaku], vol.1: pp.48-62. Kitaku, Tokyo, 1992.
  15. "Tabata no Nenchugyoji"(Annual Events at Tabata) in Kitakushi [The History of Kitaku], vol.2: pp.315-332. Kitaku, Tokyo, 1994a.
  16. "Sousou,Bosei"( Funeral Rituals and Burial Systems) in Miyakoshishi [The History of Miyako], vol.1: pp.429-522. Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, 1994b
  17. A Series of "Chiikisyakai ni okeru sougi no Henka"(Changes of Funeral rituals in Local Communities) in Sogi [The Funeral],Tokyo Hyogensha, 1995.
    No.1, in Sogi25, pp.107-111
    No.2, in Sogi26, pp.105-109
    No.3, in Sogi27, pp.101-105
    No.4, in Sogi28, pp.117-121
    No.5, in Sogi29, pp.117-121
    No.6, in Sogi30, pp.115-119
  18. "Ukima no Nenchugyoji"(Annual Events in Ukima) in Kitakushi [The History of Kitaku], vol.3: pp.167-196. Kitaku, Tokyo, 1996a.
  19. "Ukima no sousou, bosei"(Funeral Rituals and Burial Systems in Ukima) in Kitakushi [The History of Kitaku], 67-70vol.3: pp.204-221. Kitaku, Tokyo, 1996b.
  20. "Tosima no sousou, bosei"(Funeral Rituals and Burial Systems at Toshima) in Kitakushi [The History of Kitaku], vol.3: pp.436-462. Kitaku, Tokyo, 1996c.
  21. A Series of "Sougi de Saidan wo Kazaru koto"(Using the Funeral Altar in Funeral rituals) in Sogi [The Funeral],Tokyo Hyogensha, 1997-1998.
    No.1, in Sogi40, pp.67-70
    No.2, in Sogi41, pp.67-70
    No.3, in Sogi42, pp.67-70
    No.4, in Sogi43, pp.67-70
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