Publications

Here are some highlighted, web-accessible publications from our faculty. For more publications, please visit individual faculty members’ homepages.

David R. Ambaras Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan. University of California Press, 2006. [web]

David R. Ambaras. “Topographies of Distress: Tokyo c. 1930.” In Gyan Prakash, ed. Noir Urbanisms: Dystopic Images of the Modern City. Princeton University Press, 2010. [web]

Anne Allison. Spring, 2009. “The Cool Brand and Affective Activism of Japanese Youth.” Theory, Culture & Society 26 (3). [PDF]

Anne Allison. “Pocket Capitalism and Virtual Intimacy: Pokemon as Symptom of Postindustrial Youth Culture.” In Figuring the Future: Youth and Globalization, edited by Jennifer Cole and Deborah Durham, (School of American Research, Summer, 2009). [PDF]

Anne Allison. “Tamagotchi: The Prosthetics of Presence.” In Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination, (University of California Press, Summer, 2006), 163-191. [PDF]

Anne Allison. “Japanese Mothers and Obentōs: The Lunch Box as Ideological State Apparatus.” In Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan, (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000), 81-104. [PDF]

Anne Allison. Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club. University of Chicago Press, 1994. [PDF]

Inger Brodey. Ruined by Design: Shaping Novels and Gardens in the Culture of Sensibility. Routledge Press, 2008. [web]

Richard Jaffe. Review of Temple Buddhism by Steven Covell. H-Buddhism (July 5, 2007). [web]

Simon Partner. Toshie: A Story of Rural Life in Twentieth Century Japan. University of California Press, 2004. [web]

Simon Partner. Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. (292 pages). [web]

Morgan Pitelka. “Introduction to the Early Modern Warrior Experience.” Early Modern Japan 16 (2008). [web]

Morgan Pitelka and J. Mrazek, eds. What’s the Use of Art? Asian Visual and Material Culture in Context. University of Hawaii Press,  2007. [web]

Morgan Pitelka. Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, and Tea Practitioners in Japan. University of Hawaii Press, 2005. [web]

Morgan Pitelka. “Tea Taste: Patronage and Collaboration among Tea Masters and Potters in Early Modern Japan.” Early Modern Japan 12:2 (2004). [web]

Jennifer Smith. (In press) “Empirical approaches to Fukuoka Japanese wh prosody.” To appear in Ryan Bennett, Anie Thompson, and Matt Tucker (eds.), Proceedings of FAJL 5. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL. [Pre-publication version (PDF)]

Jennifer Smith. (In press) “[+wh] complementizers drive phonological phrasing in Fukuoka Japanese.” Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. [Pre-publication version (PDF)]

Jennifer Smith. “Loan phonology is not all perception: Evidence from Japanese loan doublets.” In Timothy J. Vance and Kimberly A. Jones (eds.), Japanese/Korean Linguistics 14, 63-74, 2006. Stanford: CSLI. Pre-publication version available as Rutgers Optimality Archive #729. [PDF]

Jennifer Smith. “On the WH-question intonational domain in Fukuoka Japanese: Some implications for the syntax-prosody interface.” In Shigeto Kawahara (ed.), Papers on Prosody. UMass Occasional Papers in Linguistics (UMOP) 30, 219-237, 2005. Amherst, MA: GLSA. [PDF]

Jennifer Smith. “Noun faithfulness and accent in Fukuoka Japanese.” In Sonya Bird, Andrew Carnie, Jason D. Haugen, and Peter Norquest (eds.), Proceedings of WCCFL XVIII, 519-531, 1999. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [PDF]

Gennifer Weisenfeld. “Selling Shiseido: Japanese Cosmetics Advertising and Design in the Early 20th-Century.” 2008. (Visualizing Cultures Website, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) [web]