I’d like to introduce myself. I teach in the East Asian Studies Department at the University of Arizona and specialize in Japan. I lived in Japan from 1987 until 2002. I’ve published 6 books, and I’m now working on my seventh. I was trained as an anthropologist, and my research interests range from nationalism, education, gender, consumerist culture, to religion.
I’m now interested in cross-national and changing conceptions of “property,” particularly as it relates to political economy, definitions of personhood, and “self-appearance.”
I very much look forward to hearing about the views of others.
Brian J. McVeigh