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YAMAGUCHI, Tomiko

 
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NameYAMAGUCHI, Tomiko
AffiliationInternational Christian University
SectionCollege of Liberal Arts Division of Arts and Sciences
Job titleProfessor
Research funding number80425595

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Dr. Yamaguchi specializes in the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of agriculture and food, and science and technology studies. She has worked on a range of research projects examining the ways in which social reality is constructed in situations involving conflict and controversy; her primary focus as been the ways in which scientific knowledge is interpreted, reaffirmed and altered in day-to-day interactions between stakeholders attempting to exert influence in a situation, and how and why dominant interpretations give power to some stakeholders and not others. She employs qualitative research methods including in-depth interviews, focus groups, content analysis of textual data, and participant observations. She has examined social conflicts concerning GM cotton in India, nutritionally enhanced GMOs, BSE, nanotechnology in food, and functional foods. She is currently working on food safety/risk debates with respect to radioactive nuclides.

Research Interests

 
food safety、social studies of agricultural biotechnology

Research Areas

 
  • Sociology / Sociology / 
  • Sociology/History of science and technology / Sociology/History of science and technology / 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2014
 - 
Today
非常勤講師
 
Apr 2006
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Today
Professor
 

Education

 
Sep 1994
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Aug 1995
Development Studies, Graduate School, College of Social Sciences, University of Bath
 
Sep 1998
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Dec 2004
Department of Sociology, Graduate School, Collge of Social Sciences, Michigan State University
 
Apr 1982
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Mar 1986
Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Language, Nanzan University
 

Published Papers

 
Examining Lay People’s Reponses to Risk: Knowledge Politics and Technoscience in the Asian Context
Science, Technology and Society   21(1) 136   2016   [Refereed]
Scientification and Social Control: Defining Radiation Contamination in Food and Farms
Science, Technology and Society, vol. 21(1), March   21(1) 5-26   2016   [Refereed]
Social Imaginary and Policy Practice: The Food Safety Arena in Japan
Food Policy   45 67-173   2014   [Refereed]
Public Acceptance of GMOs: Portraying Variable Terrain
Asian Biotechnology Development Review   43-67   2013
The Ethical and Social Imperatives of Dialogue for Public Engagement in Technoscience: Trends in Asia-Pacific Governance
K. Cronin and D. Macer
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics   12 63-65   2012   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Food, Agriculture and Risk in Contemporary Japan
Reiher, C and Yamaguchi, T
Contemporary Japan   29(1)    2017   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
“Designing Participatory Technology Assessment”
M Tachikawa and N Mikami (Part:Joint Work)
Nihon Keizai Hyoronsha, Tokyo   2013   
The Challenge of Nanotechnology-Derived Food: Addressing the Concerns of the Public
John Wiley & Sons   2012   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Changing Contours of Discourses Surrounding “Food Security [Invited]
The 4th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Food Insecurity in a Globalized World: The Politics and Culture of Food Systems   Mar 2016   Middlebury College
Risk Assessment for Whom?
Annual Meeting of the International Society for Social Studies of Science   Nov 2015   International Society for Social Studies of Science
Organic Farmers' Responses to Contamination Concerns after Fukushima [Invited]
International Symposium on Food Safety and Consumers’ Advocacy in Japan and East Asia   May 2015   Japanese-German center Berlin, Frieie Universitat Berlin and Graduate School of East Asia Studies
Science and Democracy after the Fukushima Crisis [Invited]
International Workshop on Science, Technology and Democracy: Scientific Citizenship and Governance   Apr 2015   Catholic University of Korea, Seoul
Radiation, Food Safety and Organic Farmers [Invited]
The Meeting of the Small-Scale Economies Project   Jan 2015   Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, RIHN

Association Memberships

 
The Japan Sociological Society , Asia-Pacific STS Network , European Association for the Studies of Science and Technology , Society for Social Studies of Science , International Sociological Association

Works

 
A Look at California Organic Farms
The Others   2016