SEIKE Kumi
   Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2010~2012
Research Topic Research on the contemporary meaning of the activities and movements about the "region"
Research Type Individual Research
Research Division KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
KAKENHI Grant No. 22530597
Responsibility Representative Researcher
Representative Person SEIKE Kumi
Collaborative Researcher TAKEZAWA Shoichiro
Details It has been demonstrated that those people who chose the databaseof traditional concepts elect to participate in activities and movements that aim torevitalize the region through Z. Bauman's "de-embedded" modernity, A. Giddens' "projectof self-return", and on to U. Beck's "re-embedded" process. The NPO Kamiechigo calls theconcept of a small community a "kuni", and propose that the region as an unit be viewedas a social body. One example is the revision of how labour and work in a small communityare perceived. With the cooperation of the NPO, a group of specialist workers have formeda union and are striving to recover their pride as specialist workers and to create betterworking conditions.