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Atsuro Morita

森田 敦郎

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morita hus.osaka-u.ac.jp

keyword Climate change adaptation,Actor-Network Theory,Anthropocene,Science and Technology Studies,Anthropology

Education

  • 2001/04 - 2006/03, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Transdisciplinary Cultural StudiesTransdisciplinary Cultural StudiesT
  • 1999/04 - 2001/03, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Transdisciplinary Cultural Studies

Research History

  • 2019/12 - Present, Osaka University, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Professor
  • 2011/06 - Present, Osaka University, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Associate Professor
  • 2008/03 - 2011/05, Osaka University, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Lecturer
  • 2006/04 - 2008/02, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor

Research Areas

  • Environmental science/Agricultural science, Environmental policy and society
  • Humanities & social sciences, Cultural anthropology and folklore
  • Humanities & social sciences, Sociology/history of science and technology

Professional Memberships

  • JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
  • THE JAPANESE SOCIETY OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Papers

  • Deltas in crisis: From systems to sophisticated conjunctions, Casper Bruun Jensen,Atsuro Morita, Sustainability (Switzerland), MDPI, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2020/02/01
  • Being affected by sinking deltas: Changing landscapes, resilience, and complex adaptive systems in the scientific story of the anthropocene, Atsuro Morita,Wakana Suzuki, Current Anthropology, UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, Vol. 60, No. S20, p. S286-S295, 2019/08/01
  • Introduction: Infrastructures as Ontological Experiments, Casper Bruun Jensen,Atsuro Morita, Ethnos, ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, Vol. 82, No. 4, p. 615-626, 2017/08/08
  • Multispecies Infrastructure: Infrastructural Inversion and Involutionary Entanglements in the Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand, Atsuro Morita, Ethnos, ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, Vol. 82, No. 4, p. 738-757, 2017/08/08
  • Introduction: Minor traditions, shizen equivocations, and sophisticated conjunctions, Casper Bruun Jensen,Atsuro Morita, Social Analysis, Vol. 61, No. 2, p. 1-14, 2017/06
  • Delta ontologies: Infrastructural transformations in the Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand, Atsuro Morita,Casper Bruun Jensen, Social Analysis, Vol. 61, No. 2, p. 118-133, 2017/06
  • Encounters, trajectories, and the ethnographic moment: Why “Asia as method” still matters, Atsuro Morita, East Asian Science, Technology and Society, Vol. 11, No. 2, p. 239-250, 2017/06
  • From Gravitational Machine to Universal Habitat: The Drainage Basin and Amphibious Futures in the Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand, Atsuro Morita, ENGAGING SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY, SOC SOCIAL STUDIES SCIENCE, Vol. 3, p. 259-275, 2017
  • In between the cosmos and "thousand-cubed great thousands worlds": Composition of uncommon worlds by Alexander Von Humboldt and King Mongkut, Atsuro Morita, Anthropologica, Vol. 59, No. 2, p. 228-238, 2017
  • 人新世の時代における実験システム : 人間と他の生命との関係の再考へ向けて (総特集 人類学のゆくえ) -- (人類学の「存在論的転回」), 鈴木 和歌奈,森田 敦郎,クラウセ リウ・ニュラン, 現代思想, 青土社, Vol. 44, No. 5, p. 202-213, 2016/03
  • Infrastructuring Amphibious Space: The Interplay of Aquatic and Terrestrial Infrastructures in the Chao Phraya Delta in Thailand, Atsuro Morita, Science as Culture, Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 117-140, 2016/01/02
  • River basin: The development of the scientific concept and infrastructures in the Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand, Atsuro Morita, Infrastructures and Social Complexity: A Companion, p. 215-226, 2016/01/01
  • Infrastructures and social complexity: A companion, Penny Harvey,Casper Bruun Jensen,Atsuro Morita, Infrastructures and Social Complexity: A Companion, p. 1-424, 2016/01/01
  • Translation on the Move. Conceptual circulations between anthropological and indigeneous practices, Atsuro Morita,Gergely Mohácsi, Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances, SOC ANTHROPOLOGIE CONNAISSANCES, Vol. 9, No. 4, p. 409-428, 2015/12/10
  • Infrastructures as Ontological Experiments, Casper Bruun Jensen,Atsuro Morita, ENGAGING SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY, SOC SOCIAL STUDIES SCIENCE, Vol. 1, p. 81-87, 2015
  • Anthropology and STS Generative interfaces, multiple locations, de la Cadena Marisol,Lien Marianne E,Blaser Mario,Jensen Casper Bruun,Lea Tess,Morita Atsuro,Swanson Heather,Ween Gro B,West Paige,Wiener Margaret, HAU-JOURNAL OF ETHNOGRAPHIC THEORY, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 437-475, 2015
  • Ocean, travel, and equivocation: A response to Anne Salmond's "Tears of Rangi", Atsuro Morita, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Vol. 4, No. 3, p. 311-316, 2014/12/01
  • The Ethnographic Machine: Experimenting with Context and Comparison in Strathernian Ethnography, Atsuro Morita, Science Technology and Human Values, SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, Vol. 39, No. 2, p. 214-235, 2014/03
  • Environmental infrastructures of emergency: The formation of a civic radiation monitoring map during the Fukushima disaster, Atsuro Morita,Anders Blok,Shuhei Kimura, Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues, p. 78-96, 2013/01/01
  • Traveling comparisons: Ethnographic reflections on science and technology, Gergely Mohácsi,Atsuro Morita, East Asian Science, Technology and Society, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 175-183, 2013
  • Traveling Comparisons: Introduction to the Special Issue, East Asian Science, Technology and Society, Mohacsi, Gergely,Atsuro Morita, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2013
  • Traveling engineers, machines, and comparisons: Intersecting imaginations and journeys in the Thai Local Engineering Industry, Atsuro Morita, East Asian Science, Technology and Society, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 221-241, 2013
  • Interdisciplinary investigation on the Chao Phraya River Part 1: Preliminary analysis on the Characteristics of the Pasak River flood, an important tributary of the Chao Phraya River, 小森大輔,川崎昭如,森田敦郎, 生産研究, 東京大学生産技術研究所, Vol. 65, No. 4, p. 481-485 (J-STAGE)-485, 2013
  • Interdisciplinary investigation on the Chao Phraya River Part 2: Preliminary survey on disaster management system in local level, 川崎昭如,小森大輔,森田敦郎, 生産研究, 東京大学生産技術研究所, Vol. 65, No. 4, p. 487-489 (J-STAGE)-489, 2013
  • Interdisciplinary investigation on the Chao Phraya River Part 3: Preliminary analysis of the changes in Communities and the Irrigation System, 森田敦郎,小森大輔,川崎昭如, 生産研究, 東京大学生産技術研究所, Vol. 65, No. 4, p. 491-496 (J-STAGE)-496, 2013
  • Japanese Anthropology and the “Turn to Ontology”: An Introduction, Atsuro Morita, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 358-370, 2012
  • Rethinking Technics and the Human: An Experimental Reading of Classic Texts on Technology, Atsuro Morita, NatureCulture, Vol. 1, p. 40-58, 2012
  • Comparison as a form of life: towards a post-plural anthropology, Gergely Mohacsi,森田 敦郎, 哲学, 三田哲學會, Vol. 125, p. 263-284, 2011/03
  • Things and Virtuality : An Essay on the Tardian Anthropology of Objects(<Special Theme>Anthropologizing Moving Assemblages), MORITA Atsuro, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 日本文化人類学会, Vol. 76, No. 1, p. 33-52, 2011
  • Design, Ability, and Hierarchy : Visible Order of Humans and Objects in Thai Mechanical Engineering(<Special Theme>Accountabilities: An Inquiry into Orders of Things and Humans), MORITA Atsuro, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 日本文化人類学会, Vol. 73, No. 4, p. 560-585, 2009
  • Introduction : Accountability as Visible Orders of Things and Humans(<Special Theme>Accountabilities: An Inquiry into Orders of Things and Humans), MORITA Atsuro, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 日本文化人類学会, Vol. 73, No. 4, p. 499-509, 2009
  • Co-construction of Machines and Social Groups : The Development of Agricultural Machinery Technology and the Formation of Mechanics Groups in Thailand(<Special Theme>Anthropology of Science and Technology), MORITA Atsuro, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 日本文化人類学会, Vol. 71, No. 4, p. 491-517, 2007
  • A Step to Ecology of Industry : An Essay on the Anthropology of Industrial Organization, MORITA Atsuro, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 日本文化人類学会, Vol. 68, No. 2, p. 165-188, 2003
  • 産業化と学習過程--東北タイ農村産業化における経済的傾向性の変化に関する分析, 森田 敦郎, 超域文化科学紀要, 東京大学大学院総合文化研究科超域文化科学専攻, No. 7, p. 5-25, 2002

Misc.

  • あとがき, 森田 敦郎,Morita Atsuro,モリタ アツロウ, 未来共生学, 大阪大学未来戦略機構第五部門未来共生イノベーター博士課程プログラム, Vol. 3, p. 202-212, 2016/03/15
  • Anthropology and STS: Generative interfaces, multiple locations, Marisol De La Cadena,Marianne E. Lien,Mario Blaser,Casper Bruun Jensen,Tess Lea,Atsuro Morita,Heather Anne Swanson,Gro B. Ween,Paige West,Margaret J. Wiener, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 437-475, 2015/03/01
  • 田辺繁治著, 『精霊の人類学-北タイにおける共同性のポリティクス』, 東京, 岩波書店, 2013年, 270頁, 6,600円(+税), 森田 敦郎, 民族學研究, 日本文化人類学会, Vol. 79, No. 1, p. 61-63, 2014
  • Anthropology as critique of reality: A Japanese turn, Casper Bruun Jensen,Atsuro Morita, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 358-370, 2012/09/01

Publications

  • Multiple Nature-Cultures, Diverse Anthropologies, Jensen, Casper Bruun,森田, 敦郎, Berghahn Books, ISBN:9781789205381, 2019
  • The world multiple : the quotidian politics of knowing and generating entangled worlds, 大村, 敬一,Otsuki, Grant Jun,Satsuka, Shiho,森田, 敦郎, Routledge, ISBN:9781138314825, 2019
  • Infrastructures and social complexity : a companion, Harvey Penelope,Jensen Casper Bruun,Morita Atsuro, Routledge, ISBN:9781138654945, 2017
  • 複ゲーム状況の人類学 : 東南アジアにおける構想と実践, 杉島, 敬志,細田, 尚美,飯田, 淳子,中村, 潔,東, 賢太朗,津村, 文彦,多和田, 裕司,片岡, 樹,石垣, 直,森田, 敦郎, 風響社, ISBN:9784894892040, 2014/10
  • Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues, Richard Hindmarsh, Routledge, ISBN:9780415527835, 2013/05
  • 野生のエンジニアリング―タイ中小工業における人とモノの人類学―, 森田 敦郎, 世界思想社, ISBN:4790715574, 2012/02
  • 野生のエンジニアリング : タイ中小工業における人とモノの人類学, 森田, 敦郎, 世界思想社, ISBN:9784790715573, 2012
  • 現実批判の人類学― 新世代のエスノグラフィへ, 春日直樹,春日 直樹, 世界思想社, ISBN:4790715493, 2011/11
  • フェティシズム研究1 フェティシズム論の系譜と展望, 田中雅一, 京都大学学術出版会, ISBN:9784876987597, 2009/03
  • 「産業スキルディベロプメント」:グローバル化と途上国の人材育成, 岡田亜弥,山田宵子,吉田和浩, 日本評論社, ISBN:9784535555518, 2008/08
  • 現代人類学のプラクシス:科学技術時代を見る視座, 山下晋司,福島真人, 有斐閣, ISBN:4641122652, 2005/11

Awards

  • 第41回澁澤賞, 森田 敦郎, 澁澤民族学振興基金, 2014
  • 学会奨励賞, 森田 敦郎, 日本文化人類学会, 2006

Presentations

  • Circular Prototypes for Mending Ecologies: Making and its Recursive Interventions to Infrastructures, Atsuro Morita, Department Seminar, Department of Anthropology, Now School for Social Research, 2021/02/17
  • Designs for the Pluriverse を巡って:デザイン、人類学、未来をめぐる座談会, 森田敦郎,上平崇仁,岩渕正樹,中野佳裕,清水淳子, Designs for the Pluriverse を巡って:デザイン、人類学、未来をめぐる座談会, 2020/12/03
  • デジタル・エスノグラフィ入門, 森田敦郎, デジタル・エスノグラフィ入門セミナー, 2020/09/09
  • 「惑星的なもの」の台頭:「環境-科学-開発」連関としての「人新世」とそのインフラストラクチャー, 森田 敦郎, 日本文化人類学会研究大会発表要旨集, 2017
  • タイにおける土着の技術発展とグローバル化 : 技術移転、企業進出、土着化をめぐるダイナミズム(シンポジウム「企業進出と地域社会変容」,第82回研究大会報告), 森田 敦郎, 東南アジア学会会報, 2010
  • 適正技術のジレンマ : タイにおける土着の機械技術の発展と学習のエコロジー(自由研究発表要旨,第81回研究大会報告), 森田 敦郎, 東南アジア学会会報, 2009

Media Coverage

  • ものの見方や態度の変容を促す役割としての「デザイナー」へ, Cultibse
  • 拡張するデザイン、もしくはデザインではない何かへ, Cultibase

Social Activities

  • 「工藝の森」プロジェクト, 一般社団法人パースペクティブ, 2020/04 - Present

Committee Memberships

  • Social Analysis, Editorial Board Member, 2017/01 - Present
  • Research in Economic Anthropology, Editorial Board Member, 2014/12 - Present
  • East Asian Science, Technology and Society, Editorial Board Member, 2012/11 - Present
  • Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Editorial Board Member, 2012/04 - 2017/12