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By Mark J. Hudson,Ann-Elise Lewallen,Mark K. Watson

In 2008, one hundred forty years after it had annexed Ainu lands, the japanese govt surprised observers by means of ultimately spotting Ainu as an Indigenous humans. during this second of exceptional political switch, it was once Uzawa Kanako, a tender Ainu activist, who signalled the need of relocating beyond the ancient legacy of “Ainu studies.” Mired in a colonial mind-set of abject educational practices, Ainu stories used to be an umbrella time period for an technique that claimed clinical authority vis-à-vis Ainu, who turned its learn items. because of this legacy, a latent feel of suspicion nonetheless hangs over the needs and intentions of non-Ainu researchers.

This significant new quantity seeks to re-address the function of educational scholarship in Ainu social, cultural, and political opinions. putting Ainu firmly into present debates over Indigeneity, Beyond Ainu Studies offers a huge but severe review of the historical past and present prestige of Ainu learn. With chapters from students in addition to Ainu activists and artists, it addresses quite a number subject matters together with heritage, ethnography, linguistics, tourism, criminal mobilization, hunter-gatherer experiences, the Ainu diaspora, gender, and clothwork. In its ambition to reframe the query of Ainu learn in gentle of political reforms which are remodeling Ainu society at the present time, this booklet might be of curiosity to students and scholars in Indigenous reports in addition to in anthropology and Asian studies.

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