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Sophia University 
Faculty of Liberal Arts 
Department of Liberal Arts 

Professor 
Slater David 

 

Research background
My research focuses on the following topics: social class and capitalism; youth culture; employment and labor; education; urban form and society; semiotics. Japan. 

Work experience
Vassar College  Teaching Assistant  1982/09/02-1983/05/01 
NHK  Instructor  1985/04/07-1986/03/13 
Tokyo Metropolitan High Schools  Instructor  1992/08/18-1994/03/12 
MaKendree College  Instructor  1992/10/15-1993/03/15 
Waseda University  Instructor  1995/04/01-1998/03/31 
Council on International Educational Exchange  Instructor  1996/01/15-Present 
Tokyo International University  Instructor  1996/04/20-Present 
National Institute of Multimedia Education  Affiliated Researcher  1998/04/28-1999/03/31 

Academic background
Vassar College  Anthropology  1983/05/15  Graduated  United States of America 
University of Chicago  Anthropology  Doctor prophase  1990/03/31  Completed  United States of America 
University of Chicago  Anthropology  Education. Social Class  Doctor later  1997/03/05  Withdrawn after completion of required course credits  United States of America 

Academic degrees
B.A.  Vassar College  1983/05/03 
M.A.  University of Chicago  1990/03/15 
PH.D.  University of Chicago  2003/03/31 

Current state of research and teaching activities
Youth Culture; Education; Social Class; Digitality and New Technology; Urban Form and Society; Semiotics. Japan 

Research keywords
Freeter 
Youth Culture 
Digital 
Labor 
Technology 
Youth 

Subject of research
New forms of digital technology used by youth 
Freeter Culture 
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Bibliography
"Small Tokyo" (Measuring the Non-Measurable, 01) Small Spaces of Evacuation  SLATER DAVID, eds, Darko Radovic and Davisi Boontharm  Flick Studio  2012/06 
Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11 Social Media in Disaster Japan  SLATER DAVID, Jeff Kingston (eds.), Keiko Nishimura, Love Kindstrand [etc.]  Routledge  2012/03/11 
3.11 POLITICS IN DISASTER JAPAN: FEAR AND ANGER, POSSIBILITY AND HOPE  SLATER DAVID, Keiko Nishimura, Love Kindstrand, etc  Journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology  2011/09 
『Routledge handbook of Japanese culture and society』 (Routledge handbooks) 「Social Class and Social Identity in Postwar Japan」  David Slater[etc.], (ed.by)Victoria Lyon Bestor, Theodore C. Bestor, Akiko Yamagata  Routledge  2011/09 
"Introduction: Social Class as a Research Tool in Japanese Society" in Researching Social Class in Japan  SLATER DAVID  Routledge  2009/03 
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Papers
Social Media, Information and Political Activism in Japan’s 3.11 Crisis  SLATER DAVID, Keiko Nishimura, Love Kindstrand  Japan Focus  2012/06/15 
Neoliberal Radio/Activity and Contagion  SLATER DAVID  Cultural Anthropology, Hot Spots  2011/07 
The Making of Japan's New Working Class: "Freeters" and the Progression From Middle School to the Labor Market  SLATER DAVID  Japan Focus  2010/01/04 
Pragmatic Critique of Ricoeur's Model of the Text: The Logical Priority of Indexical Sign-types  SLATER DAVID  Chicago Anthropology Exchange  Chicago Anthropology Exchange, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago  1998 
“An Introduction to Japanese Society,” Yoshio Sugimoto (book review)  David H. Slater  Monumenta Nipponica  Sophia University  1998 
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Research presentations
"Youth and New Forms of Capitalism." Paper presented at "Digital Youth in East Asia"  2008/06/21 
"Digital Youth in East Asia: Theoretical Orientation." Conference Organizer at Temple University, Tokyo  Digital Youth in Each Asia  2008/06/21 
"New Forms of Youth Sociality: Neoliberal Japan and the Labor Market." Invited lecture at Duke University, North Carolina, USA  2008/03 
"Social Class and Youth Work in Recessionary Japan" invited talk by the Reischauer Center, Harvard University  2007 
Mobilizing Urban Youth Experience in Tokyo, Panel Speaker, Asian Studies Conference Japan  2006 
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Memberships of academic societies
Anthropology of Japan in Japan (AJJ)  2000-Present 
Japanese Association of Cultural Anthropology  1996-Present 
American Educational Research Association  1990-Present 
Association of Asian Studies  1986-Present 
American Anthropological Association  1986-Present 
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