OCHIAI Akiko Tohoku University, Graduate School of International Cultural Studies(GSICS), Associate Professor, 大学院・国際文化研究科, 助教授 (30264831)
OBARA Toyoshi Tohoku University, Graduate School of International Cultural Studies(GSICS), Associate Professor, 大学院・国際文化研究科, 助教授 (10243619)
IGAWA Masago Tohoku University, Graduate School of International Cultural Studies(GSICS), Professor, 大学院・国際文化研究科, 教授 (30104730)
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Fiscal Year 2002: ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000)
This research is a general and interdisciplinary study concerning to the birth and development of "whiteness" in American society. You will find that this research is the product of many aspects of disciplines that are Social Studies, Cultural Studies, Intellectual History and Political Science. Participants of this research had met 2 or 3 hours every week, and discussed over D.Roediger's The Wages of Whiteness. On the meetings, every participant got incentives and had many questions to the theme of "whiteness." Then, to ascertain their questions and collect the materials for their concern, Koji TAKENAKA visited Chicago, Illinois in 2001, Masago IGAWA went to Elmira, New York in 2002, and Toyoshi OBARA visited Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2003.
As a fruit of this research for three years, we published a report, General and Interdisciplinary Studies of the Birth and Development of "Wiiteness" in American Society Takenaka wrote "Multiculturalism and "Whiteness" Studies in Japan : A Critical Review," and discussed the problems and perspectives of whiteness studies in Japan. Igawa wrote "Racial Arguments in the United States over Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : The Characterization of the Black Man by a White Writer," and discussed the description of the Black Man in Huckleberry Finn keeping the racial controversy on the, racism, over the book in mind. Obara wrote "Whiteness in the Right to Vote : An Analysis in the Black Suffrage Problem in the 19^<th> Century U.S." and discussed the building process of whiteness, especially concerning to Black suffrage, as an epoch of Civil War. Ochiai wrote "Race and Memory Glory as a Site of Memory" and discussed the relationship between making memories of the Civil War and the building of whiteness in the American history.