Released on 2021-11-23Categories Ex-prostitutes

Doing Ethnography in the Wake of the Displacement of Transnational Sex Workers in Yokohama

Doing Ethnography in the Wake of the Displacement of Transnational Sex Workers in Yokohama

Author: Ayaka Yoshimizu

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367693585

Category: Ex-prostitutes

Page: 264

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Doing Ethnography in the Wake of the Displacement of Transnational Sex Workers in Yokohama reflects on the politics, poetics and ethics of remembering the lives of transnational migrant sex workers in postcolonial Japan. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in the port city of Yokohama, the book focuses on the 'water trade' in the Koganecho neighbourhood where exploitative and stigmatised labour took place, involving sexual services performed by migrant women. In recent years the city has sought to rebrand Koganecho, evicting transnational migrant sex workers who had been integral to post-industrial development and erasing their past presence. The author explores Yokohama's memoryscapes in the aftermath of displacement through embodied knowledge, engaging her senses and ethics as a coloniser-researcher as she navigates the elusive past through traces that remain in the present. She examines the city's built environment, official historical narratives, films and photographic works. With few brothels and workers remaining, Yoshimizu fills the gap with her own interactions, encounters and imaginings. Yoshimizu also writes through the imagery of water in ways that are informed by the local usage and imaginations--the ocean, flowing rivers, swamps, humidity, alcohol, the fluidity of relationships and transient lives. The water also offers a way to sense the 'ghost', or the displaced lives and the effects of displacement, that, like humid air, stick to those who occupy or inhabit the site of displacement today. This interdisciplinary work makes a valuable contribution to sensory studies, memory studies, migration studies and Asian studies.
Released on 2021-11-23Categories Social Science

Doing Ethnography in the Wake of the Displacement of Transnational Sex Workers in Yokohama

Doing Ethnography in the Wake of the Displacement of Transnational Sex Workers in Yokohama

Author: Ayaka Yoshimizu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000471090

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 689

Doing Ethnography in the Wake of the Displacement of Transnational Sex Workers in Yokohama reflects on the politics, poetics, and ethics of remembering the lives of transnational migrant sex workers in postcolonial Japan. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in the port city of Yokohama, the book focuses on the “water trade” in the Koganecho neighbourhood where exploitative and stigmatised labour took place, involving sexual services performed by migrant women. In recent years the city has sought to rebrand Koganecho, evicting transnational migrant sex workers who had been integral to postindustrial development and erasing their past presence. The author explores Yokohama’s memoryscapes in the aftermath of displacement through embodied knowledge, engaging her senses and ethics as a colonizer-researcher as she navigates the elusive past through traces that remain in the present. She examines the city’s built environment, official historical narratives, films, and photographic works. With few brothels and workers remaining, Yoshimizu fills the gap with her own interactions, encounters, and imaginings. Yoshimizu also writes through the imagery of water in ways that are informed by the local usage and imaginations—the ocean, flowing rivers, swamps, humidity, alcohol, the fluidity of relationships, and transient lives. The water also offers a way to sense the “ghost”, or the displaced lives and the effects of displacement, that, like humid air, stick to those who occupy or inhabit the site of displacement today. This interdisciplinary work makes a valuable contribution to sensory studies, memory studies, migration studies, and Asian studies.
Released on 2022-09-30Categories Social Science

Locative Tourism Applications

Locative Tourism Applications

Author: Erin E. Lynch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000685138

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 621

Travel through time. Walk the streets as they were. See through floors. Hunt for ghosts (with drink in hand). Hear the walls speak. These are just a few of the ways that locative tourism applications seek to augment the urban experience. This book explores the universe of locative tourism applications. It uses multi-sited sensory ethnography with diverse apps in twelve cities around the world to interrogate how these applications layer (often branded) maps of meaning over the urban environment, and exposes what their use – at the embodied intersection of physical and digital space – can tell us about the production of cityscapes for touristic consumption. Locative Tourism Applications takes a journey in three parts to evaluate how these ‘extensions of the senses’ mediate users’ experience of urban locales. The first offers the reader some theoretical and methodological orientation, the second takes them on a whirlwind tour of locative apps, and the third settles in for an extended exploration of two destinations: Montreal and Christchurch. With broad cross-disciplinary appeal, this volume will be of interest to scholars from tourism studies, cultural geography, urban studies, new media studies and sensory studies and particularly valuable for sensory ethnographers examining mobile and location-aware media.
Released on 2004Categories History

Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716)

Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716)

Author: Detlef Haberland

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz

ISBN: UOM:39015060785626

Category: History

Page: 264

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Wohl kaum ein anderer deutscher Reisender des 17. Jahrhunderts hat so viel Aufmerksamkeit auf sich gezogen wie Engelbert Kaempfer; und dies, obwohl das Werk dieses bedeutenden Vertreters einer im Humanismus wurzelnden und zugleich zukunftsweisenden Wissenschaftskultur bis heute nicht vollstandig bekannt ist. Die elf in diesem Band versammelten Untersuchungen ganz verschiedener Fachrichtungen beschaftigen sich mit dem Werk selbst, betrachten die Texte in ihrem entstehungs- und textgeschichtlichen Zusammenhang und analysieren sie zugleich im Kontext der Gattungen, der zeitgenossischen Arbeiten botanischer, medizinischer, landeskundlicher und geographischer Art.Aus dem Inhalt (11 Beitrage): J. Hoock, Imago Mundi. Weltbildwandel am Ende des 17. und zu Beginn des 18. JahrhundertsK.A. Neuhausen, Engelbertus Kaempfer als lateinischer Prosaautor. Zum Sprachstil und literarischen Rang der Amoenitates Exoticae (1712)N. Buttner, Reisebilder - Kunsthistorische Anmerkungen zu Engelbert Kaempfers Landschaftszeichnungen und zu den Illustrationen seiner gedruckten WerkeD. Haberland, Zwischen Humanismus und Humboldt: Landeskundliches und topographisches Denken bei Engelbert Kaempfe