Nelson H. Graburn was educated in Natural Sciences and Anthropology at Cambridge, McGill, and the University of Chicago. He has carried out ethnographic research with the Inuit of Northern Canada since 1959, and in Japan since 1974. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, since 1964, with visiting appointments at the National Museum of Civilization, Ottawa; Le Centre des Hautes Etudes Touristiques, Aix-en-Provence; the National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in Osaka; and the Research Center for Korean Studies, Kyushu National University, Fukuoka. His recent research has focused on the study of art, tourism, museums, and the expression and representation of identity. John Ertl is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked on the JET program in Tochigi Prefecture for two years. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo and spent a year conducting his dissertation research in Noto Peninsula. His research interests include social reproduction and change, traditionalism, place making, urban planning, and local government in Japan. R. Kenji Tierney earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley (2002). After a Reischauer Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University and ExEAS Fellowship at the Weatherhead Institute, Columbia University, he has taught at Union College, Schenectady, New York, since 2004. He has taught courses on Japan and East Asia, Africa, food, space, and place; he specializes in historical and symbolic anthropology.
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