Roles of Kinship and Family in Japanese Society
Time & LocationAugust 30, 9pm EDT (August 31, 10am JST)
The Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) presents a weekly webinar series on Japanese culture and society, Getting to Know Japan Series.
Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Kathryn Goldfarb will lead an introductory webinar on kinship and family in Japan, focusing on how family affiliation influences individual well-being and connects to broader issues of Japanese national and cultural identity. Dr. Goldfarb is a member of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future.
This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded. The event is free, but registration is required.
The webinar series is supported through the CGP Salary Assistant Grant for U.S.-Japan Community Grassroots Exchange Program.
Dr. Kathryn Goldfarb is a cultural anthropologist whose research in Japan focuses on the stakes of disconnection from family networks. Dr. Goldfarb examines how kinship ideologies articulate with discourses of Japanese national and cultural identity, how these discourses shape understandings of what is “normal,” and how these concepts of normalcy are caught up in global circuits of knowledge surrounding human development, child rights, and concepts of “care” under the rubric of social welfare. Dr. Goldfarb is a member of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future.