ITO, Yasunobu Professor
School of Knowledge Science, Knowledge Management Area, School of Knowledge Science
Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Kyushu University(2005)
◆Professional Experience
: Honorary Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK (2011-Current)
: Department of Sociology and Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, UK (2011), Visiting researcher, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), US (2013)
: Research Fellow, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (2001-2003), Lecturer, Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture (2003-2005)
Cultural anthropology and folklore
◆Research Keywords
Medical Ethnography, Organisational Ethnography, Science and Technology Studies, Ethnography, Sociology of Knowledge, Cultural Anthropology
◆Research Interests
Anthropology of Science and Technology, Business Ethnography, Medical Ethnography
■Our Lab's motto is: "Enriching Anthropology, Enriching by Anthropology". On one hand, we want to enrich other fields and business by using anthropological knowledge and methodologies. On the other hand, through encountering and experiencing other fields, we want to enrich and broad then our own areas of interest and expertise. ■Ongoing projects: Anthropological study of the knowledge of indigenous people in the fourth world; Comparative research on the generation and creation of scientific knowledge at experimental labs in universities in Japan (with the collaboration of scholars in the School of Material Science of JAIST); Ethnographic study of medical information, technologies and work practices in the medical workplace (a collaboration with medical professionals); Business anthropology and consumer ethnography: Identifying the possibilities and limitations of anthropological/ethnographi research in the context of business (working with various Japanese firms and their laboratories) 備考


◆Published Papers
Contact Zone of Anthropology of and in Business: Inspiring Synergy between Anthropology and Industry in Japan
Yasunobu ITO
Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology (JRCA), 20, 2, 7-25, 2020
What 1.5-order Ethnography Poses: A Collaborative Reflection on the Ways of Doing Anthropology
KIMURA Shuhei, NAITO Naoki, ITO Yasunobu
Journal of cultural anthropology, 20, 104-118, 2019
『民博通信』, 160, 18-19-, 2018
『組織科学』, 51(1), 30-45-, 2017
'Ethnography' in Japanese Corporate Activities: A Meta-anthropological Observation on the Relationship Between Anthropology and the Outside
ITO, Yasunobu
H Nakamaki, K Hioki, I Mitsui, Y Takeuchi (eds) Enterprise as an Instrument of Civilization: An Anthropological Approach to Business Administration. Springer, 55-72, 2016
『Work Mill with Forbes JAPAN ISSUE 02(フォーブス ジャパン5月号別冊)』, 5(6), 97-98, 2018
『ADVANCED』, 31, 7-8, 2017
共著, 292-303, 京都大学学術出版会, 2020
伊藤泰信「アン・ジョーダン『アジアにおける企業人類学/ビジネス人類学の意義(Ann Jordan, The Significance of Enterprise Anthropology in Asia)』」八巻惠子編『企業実践のエスノグラフィ』
単訳, 8-22, 東方出版, 2020
共著, 311-337, 東方出版, 2020
伊藤泰信「企業で活躍する文化人類学者、その背景」中牧弘允・日置弘一郎 ・竹内惠行編『テキスト 経営人類学』
東方出版, 2019
共著, 377-398, 風間計博・ 中野麻衣子・山口裕子・吉田匡興(編)『共在の論理と倫理──家族・民・まなざしの人類学』 はる書房, 2012
◆Conference Activities & Talks
第60回日本肺癌学会学術集会(共催:日本学術会議臨床医学委員会腫瘍分科会), 大阪国際会議場 第5会場, 2019
Blurring the boundaries between academic anthropology and industry: Anthropology and its methods appropriated in Japanese business contexts
ASAA/NZ 2019 Conference, Raglan Old School Arts Centre, Raglan, New Zealand, 2019
Overcoming Future Uncertainty in Service Economy: Possibilities of Anthropological Methods for Innovation in the Unpredictable Japanese Market (Enterprise Anthropology: Risk Perception and Management in Business Contexts)
IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress "World Solidarities”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, 2019
日本文化人類学会第52回研究大会, 弘前大学総合教育棟, 2018
日本文化人類学会第49回研究大会, 大阪国際交流センター, 2015

■Teaching Experience

Advanced Topics in Healthcare Service Knowledge Science, Anthropology of Knowledge, Business Ethnography, Methodology for the Social Sciences, 先端医療・介護サービス知識科学特論(東京サテライト), 知識人類学(石川本校), ビジネスエスノグラフィ(東京サテライト), 社会科学方法論(東京サテライト)

■Contributions to  Society

◆Academic Society Affiliations
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS), American Anthropological Association (AAA), The Kyushu Anthropological Association, STS Network Japan, The Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management, Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies (JSSTS), Japan Sociological Association for Social Analysis(SASA), The New Zealand Studies Society - Japan, Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies, Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa /New Zealand
◆Academic Contribution
Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2010, Tokyo , Member of the local committee (Public Relations) , 2010 - 2010
編集副主任(特集主任) , 日本文化人類学会 学会誌『文化人類学』
委員長 , 日本文化人類学会「医療者向け人類学教育連携委員会」
◆Committee Memberships
・ 日本学術会議 , 連携会員 , 2020-
・ 日本学術会議(臨床医学委員会 腫瘍分科会) , 連携会員 , 2018- 2020

■Academic  Awards

・ The Yoshinobu Kakiuchi Memorial Award for Practical Science and Technology Studies , Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies (JSSTS) , 2017
・ Certified Advanced Social Researcher , Japanese Association for Social Research , 2012
・ ITO, Y., 2007, An anthropology of knowledge of an indigenous people: A New Zealand Maori knowledge and society ethnography (Kyoto, Sekaishisosya Press), was selected for The Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies Award for Best Publication in 2008. , Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies (JSOS) , 2008