Kitanaka, Junko

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Affiliation

Faculty of Letters, Department of Humanities and Social Science (Human Relations) (Mita)

Position

Professor

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Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2002.04
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    2005.03

    東海大学 文学部 心理社会学科

  • 2004.04
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    Present

    慶應義塾大学 文学部 人間科学専攻 助手

  • 2007.04
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    2008.03

    Assistant Professor

  • 2008.04
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    Present

    Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences, Faculty of Letters, Keio University

Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1993.03

    Sophia University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Psychology

    University, Graduated

  • 1993.06

    The University of Chicago, Graduate School, Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology & Cultural Psychology

    U.S.A., Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2006.05

    McGill University, Depts. of Anthropology & Social Studies of Medicine, Medical Anthropology

    Canada, Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

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  • Ph.D., McGill University, Coursework, 2006.05

  • M.A., University of Chicago, Dissertation, 1993.06

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Medical Anthropology

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Anthropology

  • Medicine

  • History of Medicine

  • Cultural Psychiatry

  • Psychiatry

Research Themes 【 Display / hide

  • Medical Anthropology of Depression and Suicide, 

     

 

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  • De la Mort Volontaire au Suicide au Travail: Histoire et Anthropologie de la Dépression au Japon

    KITANAKA JUNKO, Les Éditions D'Ithaque, 2014.04

  • 早期介入のリスクとベネフィット――医療人類学的視点から  『重症化させないための精神疾患の診方と対応』水野雅文編

    KITANAKA JUNKO, 医学書院, 2014

    Scope: 264-270

  • Work, Stress, and Depression: The Emerging Psychiatric Science of Work in Contemporary Japan in "Stress, Shock, and Adaptation in the Twentieth Century" edited by David Cantor and Edmund Ramsden

    KITANAKA JUNKO, University of Rochester Press, 2014

    Scope: 222-237

  • うつの医療人類学

    KITANAKA JUNKO, 日本評論社, 2014

  • 「わたし」と「病」の境界線――うつの医療人類学 『文学部は考える 4 「私」を考える』

    KITANAKA JUNKO, 慶應義塾大学出版会, 2013

    Scope: 128-146

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • Limits of empathy: The dementia tōjisha movement in Japan

    Kitanaka J.

    Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences)  57 ( 3 ) 266 - 272 2021.07

    ISSN  00225061

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    How can we imagine someone's experience of illness—even extreme cases, like, for example, psychosis—to the extent that we begin to empathize as if the experience were nearly our own? Based on 5 years of archival research and anthropological fieldwork, I investigate how different forms of understanding and empathy have emerged through the work of people living with dementia (dementia tōjishas), some of who have advocated for the cause in Japan. I show how those with dementia used to be regarded as incommensurable beings, who were sometimes romanticized as having a transcendental power, and how those who care for them have changed their perspectives as they began to see dementia tōjisha as possible versions of their future selves. I also describe the rise of the tōjisha movement and the ways in which it has raised questions about the limits of empathy and instead asserted rights as a basis of understanding. In doing so, dementia tōjisha may be questioning the very foundation of Japanese society, highly invested as it is in the virtue of empathy for maintaining social relations.

  • In the Mind of Dementia: Neurobiological Empathy, Incommensurability, and the Dementia Tojisha Movement in Japan

    Kitanaka J.

    Medical Anthropology Quarterly (Medical Anthropology Quarterly)  34 ( 1 ) 119 - 135 2020.03

    ISSN  07455194

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    Living in the world's leading superaging society, Japanese are confronted with a tsunami of dementia that has generated fear of becoming mentally incommensurable to oneself and to others. Based on three years of fieldwork in various clinical settings, including a memory clinic in Tokyo, I show how people with dementia (dementia tojishas) and doctors have employed three approaches to overcoming incommensurability: psychotherapeutic, neurobiological, and ecological. With a primary focus on the neurobiological, I show how tojishas and doctors try to cultivate what I call “neurobiological empathy,” asking people to imagine not just how to be together with those with dementia but also what it is to be (in the mind of someone) with dementia. Investigating both the effects and limits of the neurobiologization of dementia, I ask how the dementia tojisha movement can work toward diminishing the preexisting fear about dementia and supplementing incommensurability with understanding and empathy.

  • The Rebirth of Secrets and the New Care of the Self in Depressed Japan

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    Current Anthropology (University of Chicago Press)   2015.12

    Research paper (scientific journal), Accepted

  • 認知症新時代の精神病理学――医療人類学的視点から

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    現代思想――精神病理の時代 43 ( 9 ) 166 - 173 2015

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work

  • うつ病の論理と倫理――医療人類学的視点から

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    精神医学の基盤 1 ( 2 ) 46 - 56 2015

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Papers, etc., Registered in KOARA 【 Display / hide

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Reviews, Commentaries, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Prototypes in psychiatry and the structure of clinical empathy

    Kitanaka J.

    Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences)  73 ( 8 )  2019

    ISSN  13231316

  • "Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic" by Lisa Stevenson (University of California Press, 2014)

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    Medical Anthropology Quarterly  2015.05

    Book review and document introduction, etc., Single Work

  • "Downs: The History of a Disability" by David Wright(Oxford University Press, 2011)

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    Medical History 58 ( 3 ) 453 - 454 2014

    Book review and document introduction, etc., Single Work

  • 『造反有理――精神医療現代史へ』立岩真也 (青土社, 2014)

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    こころの科学 176   97 2014

    Book review and document introduction, etc.

  • Konna seishinkai ni aitakatta: Tamashii no tegami ryôhô [Marc De Hert & Felix Sperans] (An Ideal Psychiatrist: Letter Therapy for the Soul)

    Kitanaka, Junko

    Kokoro to Shakai (Psyche and Society) (日本精神衛生会)  37 ( 4 ) 94-95 2006

    Book review and document introduction, etc., Single Work

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • Early Intervention: A New Sense of Therapeutic Time in Japan and Beyond

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    Session on Global Meets Local, Local Meets Global: Psychiatry in the Twentieth Century East Asia, organized by Junko Kitanaka (Chicago) , 2015.03, Asian Studies Association Annual Meeting

  • Instilling a New Sense of Therapeutic Time: Early Intervention in Japan

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    Session on Exploring the Intersection of Psychiatry and Everyday Life in East Asia: History and Anthropological Perspective, organized by Junko Kitanaka (九州大学、福岡) , 2015.03, Oral Presentation(general), World Congress of Asian Psychiatry

  • 「自己の医療化と」その先にあるもの:先制医療時代のうつ病を考える

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    宮城精神医療懇話会 (仙台) , 2015.01, Oral Presentation(guest/special)

  • 自殺をめぐる臨床現場の葛藤:医師の語りから

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    自治医科大学医学部精神医学教室集談会 (栃木) , 2015.01, Oral Presentation(guest/special)

  • 精神医学のことばと秘密――医療人類学的視点から

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    慶應義塾大学通信教育 日吉公開講座, 2014.11, Public discourse, seminar, tutorial, course, lecture and others

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Dementia in Community Psychiatry and "Self-Participatory" Medicine: A Medical Anthropological Perspective

    2019.04
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    2022.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 北中 淳子, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal Investigator

  • 認知症早期発見時代のネオ・ジェロントロジー:当事者の視点を活かす臨床構築に向けて

    2016.07
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    2019.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 北中 淳子, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal Investigator

  • 「鬱」の医療化とジェンダー:医療人類学的視点から

    2007
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    2009

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Research grant

  • Modernization and Japanese Senses of the Body

    2002.04
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    2004.03

    International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Research Fellow, Joint research

  • Society in Distress: The Psychiatric Production of Depression in Contemporary Japan

    2001
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    2002

    The Wenner Gren Foundation, Dissertation Grant, Research grant

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • Francis Hsu Prize

    2013, American Anthropological Association, Society of East Asian Anthropology, Depression in Japan: Psychiatric Cures for a Society in Distress

    Country: U.S.

  • 多文化間精神医学会奨励賞

    KITANAKA JUNKO, 2009.03, 鬱と自殺の医療人類学

    Type of Award: Awards of National Conference, Council and Symposium

  • Medical Anthropology Student Association Dissertation Award

    KITANAKA JUNKO, 2007.11, Society for Medical Anthropology, American Anthropological Association, Society in Distress: the Psychiatric Production of Depression in Contemporary Japan

    Type of Award: International Academic Awards

  • Dr. Margaret Lock Prize in Social Studies of Medicine

    KITANAKA JUNKO, 2006.06, Society in Distress: the Psychiatric Production of Depression in Contemporary Japan

    Type of Award: International Academic Awards

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • SPECIAL STUDIES IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2

    2021

  • SPECIAL STUDIES IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1

    2021

  • INTENSIVE SEMINAR: HUMAN SCIENCES 4

    2021

  • INTENSIVE SEMINAR: HUMAN SCIENCES 3

    2021

  • INTENSIVE SEMINAR: HUMAN SCIENCES 2

    2021

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Social Activities 【 Display / hide

  • BioSocieties

    2014.01
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    Present
  • 慶應義塾大学CARLS 哲学・文化人類学グループ公開シンポジウム 「医療人類学の最前線III:家族・医療・政策」

    2009.06
  • 慶應義塾大学CARLS 哲学・文化人類学グループ公開シンポジウム 「医療人類学の最前線II:国家、感染、バイオポリティクス」

    2009.01
  • 慶應義塾大学CARLS 哲学・文化人類学グループ公開シンポジウム 「医療人類学の最前線I:遺伝・神託・バイオテクノロジー」

    2009.01
  • 京都大学・慶應義塾大学COE合同シンポジウム 「心・病・文化-医療をめぐる文化と倫理」

    2009.01

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • うつ病学会

     

Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2014.01
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    Present

    Editorial Advisory Board Member, BioSocieties

  • 2009.06

    企画・運営・司会, 慶應義塾大学CARLS 哲学・文化人類学グループ公開シンポジウム 「医療人類学の最前線III:家族・医療・政策」

  • 2009.01

    企画・運営・司会, 慶應義塾大学CARLS 哲学・文化人類学グループ公開シンポジウム 「医療人類学の最前線II:国家、感染、バイオポリティクス」

  • 2009.01

    企画・運営・通訳, 京都大学・慶應義塾大学COE合同シンポジウム 「心・病・文化-医療をめぐる文化と倫理」

  • 2009.01

    企画・運営・司会, 慶應義塾大学CARLS 哲学・文化人類学グループ公開シンポジウム 「医療人類学の最前線I:遺伝・神託・バイオテクノロジー」

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