Blai Guarné


Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Blai Guarné, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the East Asian Studies Program at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where he also serves as the Secretary of the CERAO (East Asian Studies & Research Center). Previously, he has been a Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Fellow (MINECO) at the Department of Translation and Interpretation & East Asian Studies (UAB), Visiting Fellow at the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan (Minpaku) (Japan), Postdoctoral Scholar (AGAUR-DURSI) in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University (USA), and Visiting Researcher (Monbukagakushō) in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tokyo (Japan). He is the Convener of the Media Studies Section at the EAJS (European Association for Japanese Studies), Officer of the JAWS (Japan Anthropology Workshop), member of the Committee on Universities and Research, Pla Japó 2016-2019 (Generalitat de Catalunya), and Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Book Series Biblioteca de Estudios Japoneses (CERAO-UAB, Ediciones Bellaterra) sponsored by the Japan Foundation (Government of Japan).



2015 «Cultural Intersections: Ambivalence and Hybridity in Japanese Katakana». In: Ertl, J. et al. (eds.). Reframing Diversity in the Anthropology of Japan. Kanazawa University Center for Cultural Resource Studies, p. 165-181.

2015 «Japan in Global Circulation: Transnational Migration and Multicultural Politics» (ed.). Kokuritsu Minzokugaku Hakubutsukan kenkyū hōkoku 国立民族学博物館研究報告 National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in Japan, Special Issue, 40 (1) [in collaboration with Shinji Yamashita].

2014 «Imágenes de la diferencia. Alteridad, discurso y representación». In: Ardèvol, E. & Muntañola, N. (eds.). Representacion y cultura audiovisual en la sociedad contemporánea. Barcelona: Editorial UOC, p. 47-127.

2014 «Oralidad, escritura y tecnologías modernas de la comunicación». In: Gil, A. (ed.). Tecnologias sociales de la comunicación. Barcelona: Editorial UOC, p. 43-138.

2013 «Configuraciones socio-espaciales japonesas: Aproximación tentativa a la polaridad uchi-soto»Anales del Museo Nacional de Antropología XV/2013. Museo Nacional de Antropología, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, p. 102 - 119.

2012-2013 «Escaping Japan: Inside and Outside». PAN-JAPAN: The International Journal of Japanese Diaspora. Illinois State University, 8 (1-2) & 9 (1-2) [in collaboration with Paul Hansen].

2012 «The World is a Room: Beyond Centers and Peripheries in the Global Production of Anthropological Knowledge». Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, 63: 8-19.

2010 «The Japanese Oxymoron: A Historical Approach to the Orientalist Representation of Japan». In: Lopez-Calvo, I. (ed.). One World Periphery Reads the Other: Knowing the “Oriental” in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 309-329.

2006 «Identitat i representació cultural: perspectives des del Japó». Revista d'Etnologia de Catalunya, 29.


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