KONDO Masaki National Museum of Ethnology, 1st Dep.Associate Professor, 第一研究部, 助教授 (40225628)
KATAKURA Motoko Chuo Univ., Dep.of Policy Science, Professor, 総合政策学部, 教授 (60055308)
UKAI Masaki Kyoto Bunkyo Univ., Dep.of Anthropology, Lecturre, 人間学部, 専任講師 (70192507)
IWATA Ryushi Nihon Fukushi Daigaku, Dep.of Economy, professor, 経済学部, 教授 (60061397)
ISHII Kenshi Kokugakuin Univ., Dep.of Literature, Associate Professor, 文学部, 助教授 (90176131)
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¥6,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1996: ¥3,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,800,000)
Fiscal Year 1995: ¥2,700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,700,000)
This year, in continuation of last year's project, we visited Corporate museums and company headquarters to conduct personal interview investigations. The visits were made both individually and in groups. The pricniple destination for these visis were as follows, divided by region (for details refer to the report). Otaru Antique Museum, Museo dell' arte Veneziana, Otaru Canalside Glass Factory, Historical Material Hall of Show Brand Dairy, Tomarinkan, Otokoyama Sake Brewery Musem, Sekitan-no-Rekishimura, Museum of Yukara Weaving, Furano Wine Factory, House Museum, Currency Museum The Bank of Japan, Sekiguchi Doll's House, Shiseido Art House, Kitazawa Museum of Art, Rene Larique Museum Suwa, Honda Collection Hall, Shima Spain Village, Shimazu Foundation Memorial Hall, Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, Seibu Gas Museum, Holland Village, etc.
In addition to investigating the public relations centers of all electric power plants not visited the previous year, interviews were conducted at the
corporate headquarters of Toden, Hokuden, and kyuden. We ascertained how the public relations centers had changed from facilities for explaining the safety and generation of electricity to cultural tourist facilities for providing recreation and introducing local culture. We demonstrated how the logician's "poetic function" was bestowed and is contributing to the formation of hegemony.
Regarding the company's centripetal and centrifugal forces, in relation to "auxiliary duties in the organizational unit, " Hioki conducted research on auxiliary roles, which in the midst of organizational reform of the enterprise that allows no opportunity to assert one's own role, are becoming objects of re-organization.
In relation to the mobilization of religiuous elemnts in administration, as revealed by company commemorative observances and religious rituals, we conducted research at the Duskin and Hitachi Yaohan, as well as Fushimi Inari Shrine.
As the result of contivuing our investigative research into the second year, the existence of a field of research into company culture under the title "organizational anthropology" is becoming increasingly well-defined. Through the analysis of enterprise museums and religious ritual, we were able to demonstrate that the company's spiritual, cultural, and administrative aspects possess not just economic, but historical significance as well. Less