ISHIKAWA, Noboru | Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University


Research Departments・Position
Global Humanosphere
Area Studies, Cultural Anthropology
Research Interests / Keywords
・Non-State Space
・Highland-Lowland Relation
・The Plantationocene


Noboru Ishikawa (Ph.D. in Anthropology, The Graduate Center – The City University of New York) is a professor of anthropology at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He has conducted fieldwork in Sarawak (Malaysia) and West Kalimantan (Indonesia) over the past three decades, exploring issues such as the construction of national space in the borderland, highland–lowland relations, the stateless in Southeast Asian histories, plantation system, commodification of natural resources, and relations between nature and non-nature in the Anthopocene.

His publications include the following: Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human-Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier (2019 Springer), Between Frontiers: Nation and Identity in a Southeast Asian Borderland (2010 NUS Press; 2010 Ohio University Press; 2010 NIAS Press), Transborder Governance of Forests, Rivers and Seas (2010 Routledge), and Flows and Movements in Southeast Asia: New Approaches to Transnationalism (2011 Kyoto University Press), and『境界の社会史:国家が所有を宣言するとき』(2008京都大学学術出版会), Dislocating Nation-States: Globalization in Asia and Africa (2005 Kyoto University Press; Trans Pacific Press 2005).

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