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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 stunned observers by means of ultimately spotting Ainu as an Indigenous humans. during this second of extraordinary political swap, it was once Uzawa Kanako, a tender Ainu activist, who signalled the need of relocating beyond the old legacy of “Ainu studies.” Mired in a colonial mind-set of abject educational practices, Ainu reports was once an umbrella time period for an strategy that claimed clinical authority vis-à-vis Ainu, who grew to become its study 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 presents a huge but serious evaluation of the heritage and present prestige of Ainu examine. With chapters from students in addition to Ainu activists and artists, it addresses a variety of subject matters together with historical past, ethnography, linguistics, tourism, felony mobilization, hunter-gatherer experiences, the Ainu diaspora, gender, and clothwork. In its ambition to reframe the query of Ainu study in gentle of political reforms which are reworking Ainu society this present day, this e-book could be of curiosity to students and scholars in Indigenous experiences in addition to in anthropology and Asian studies.

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