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About Ryuta Imafuku

Ryuta Imafuku is a professor of Anthropology and Communication at the Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. His books include The Heterology of Culture(1991), Technology of the Wild (1994), Mínima Gracia: History and Craving (2008), The Archipelago-World(2008), and Claude Lévi-Strauss, Night, and Music(2011) among others.


Articles by Ryuta Imafuku

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Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

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Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Noah's stories in shaky archipelagos: Martinique, Haiti, Fukushima

In the third piece of our series on Fukushima (see Fabian Schäfer and Andy Chih-ming Wang) the Japanese anthropologist and cultural critic begins by thinking that he will have to go very far indeed to find words and memories strong enough to rival the actual phenomenon of this disaster. But as he mourns the passing of the Martinican philosopher, Édouard Glissant, the island of bliss gradually returns to him.

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