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Keiko Aiba,  Ph.D.


Professor
Department of Global and Transcultural Studies
Faculty of International Studies
Meiji Gakuin University

1518 Kamikurata, Tostuka-ku
Yokohama 244-8539
Japan
Phone:81-45-863-2225
E-mail: aiba@k.meijigakuin.ac.jp

Academic Interests
Gender and Body, Postfeminism, Effects of Lookism, Physicality of Women

 

Current Project:

Beauty Work of Female High School Students in Japan

Publications
(Books on Gender and Body)

2017 Aiba, K., Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan. Osaka, Japan: Union Press.@(open access)

http://www.union-services.com/upen/book_list.html

 

2013 Joshi puroresura no shintai to jenda: kihanteki onnarashisa wo koete (Bodies of women professional wrestlers and gender: Beyond normative femininity) Akashi shoten.

 

iAwardsj

2013 Japan Society for Sport and Gender Studies Academic Award for a book entitled Joshi puroresura no shintai to jenda: kihanteki onnarashisa wo koete (Bodies of women professional wrestlers and gender: Beyond normative femininity)


(Articles on Gender and Body)

2022 Aiba, K. gMumou ka suru jyoshikousei no shintaih (Hairless Bodies Made by Female High School Students) Josei gaku 30:52-72

 

2020 Aiba, K. gTaikusai no dansu ni okeru iseiai no kochikuh (Dance performances of cheering squads and the construction of heterosexuality) Supotsu to jienda kenkyu 18:6-19.

 

2018 Aiba, K. gTransformed bodies and gender norms: Gender identity of Japanese women pro

Wrestlers,h In A. Horton (Ed.), Identity in professional wrestling: Essays on nationality, race and gender (pp.120-136). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company

https://www.amazon.com/Identity-Professional-Wrestling-Essays-Nationality/dp/1476667284/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544332998&sr=8-1&keywords=Identity+in+professional+wrestling


2017 Aiba, K. (M. Hara Trans.), gThe impact of womenfs pro wrestling performances on the transformation of gender,h In B. Chow, C. Warden & E. Laine (Eds.), Performance and Professional Wrestling (pp.85-94). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Professional-Wrestling-Broderick-Chow/dp/1138937231/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493879042&sr=8-1&keywords=Performance+and+Professional+Wrestling

 

2011gChapter 19 Japanese Women Professional Wrestlers and Body Imagehin Transforming Japan: How Feminism and Diversity Are Making A Difference, edited by Kumiko Fujimura- Fanselow. The Feminist Press.

2010. "Shintai katudo kara jyosei kyogisha ga ukeru eikyo: jyosi puroresura no keiken" (The influence of Physical Activities on Women Athletes: Experiences of Women Professional Wrestlers) Kokusai gaku kenkyu 38:27-44.

2008. gEngi to shiteno jyosi puroresu to jenda no choetsuh (Womenfs Professional Wrestling as Performance and Transgression of Gender) Kokusai gaku kenkyu 34:1-20.

2008. gTatanaku gino to jiko boei: jyosi puroresura no shintai to jendah (Combat Skills and Self-Defense: Gender and the Bodies of Pro-Women Wrestlers) Jienda & sekushuaritu 3:3-22.

2007. "Henyo sita sintai heno jiko ninshiki: joshi puroresura no sintai to genda" (Self Perceptions Toward Transformed Bodies: Bodies of Professional Women Wrestlers and Gender) Supotsuto jienda kenkyu 5:4-17.


(Others Articles)
1996 "America shakai gaku ni okeru seibetu shokuiki bunri kenkyu no rirontekiwakugumi to kongo no hoko" (Occupational Gender Segregation Studies in American Sociology: A Review of Theoretical Frameworks and Future Directions) U.S.-Japan Women's Journal 20:100-115

1997 Aiba, Keiko and Raymond A. Jussaume, Jr. "Refreshing Beers and Caring Skin: The Construction of Gender in Japanese Television Commercials" Journal of National Women's Education Center 1:23-31

1998 "Unrecognized Inequality: Structure and Effects of Job-Level Sex Segregation in the Japanese Workplace" Pp.333-350 in Gendai nihon no puburikku firosofi (Public Philosophy in Modern Japan) edited by Yamawaki, Naoshi, Mari Osawa, Wataru Omori and Ryuichiro Matsubara. Shinseisha.

1998 "Shigoto no naiteki hoshu no jenda sa to sono kozo"(Gender Gap in Internal Rewards and Reward Structure: Analyses in the Japanese Workplace) Annual Review of The Japanese Association of Labor Sociology 9:127-147

2001. Aiba, Keiko and Amy Wharton. "Job-Level Sex Composition and the Sex Pay Gap in a Large Japanese Firm." Sociological Perspectives 44:67-87.

2001. "Sexual Harassment in the University: Factors Influencing Perception." Joseigaku 9:66-83.

(Book Reviews)
Yuko Ogasawara. 1998. Office Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender, and Work in Japanese Companies. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Work and Occupations, vol. 27, no.1, February 2000

Minako Konno. 2000. OL no sozo-im sekai to shiteno jenda (Creation of OL: Gender as the world of meaning) Tokyo: Keiso shobo.
Nihon rodo shakai gakkai nenpo. (Annual review of the Japanese Association of Labor Sociology) vol.12, 2002

Mary C. Brinton. (ed.) 2001. Women's Working Lives in East Asia. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Contemporary Sociology, Vol.32, No. 2, March 2003

Murao, Yumiko 2003. Rodo shijo to genda--koyo rodo ni okeru danjyo fukohei kaisho ni mukete (Labor Market and Gender: The Aim for Solving Gener Unfairness in Employment) Toyokan shuppann sha. The Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Working Women 45, 2004.

Laura Miller and Jan Bardsley (ed.) Bad Girls of Japan. Palgrave MacMillan, 2005
Social Science Japan Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, October 2006

Noriko, Asaumi. 2006. Jyosei jimushoku no kyaria kakudai to shokuba soshiki (Career Development of Women's Clerical Work and Work Organization) Nihon keizai hyoronsha. Shakaigaku hyoron (Japanese Sociological Review) 58, (2), 2007.


Professional Presentation

Presentation Before 2000
July 2023

gHairless Bodies and Female High School Studentsh

Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ)

 

April 2023

gHairless Bodies and Female High School Students in Japanh

3rd Canadian International Conference on Gender & Womenfs Studies 2023

(on-line presentation)

 

July 2021

gTransformed bodies and gender: Women's Pro Wrestling in Japan and the UKh

(with Dr. Tom Phillips)

Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies 2021 Science, Sport, and Sustainability: Towards an Interdisciplinary Future in Japanese Studies (on-line presentation)

 

June 2021

gWhite skin and colored chapstick: Examination of makeup practices of female high school students in Japanh

Annual meeting of the Women's Studies Association of Japan (on-line presentation)

 

September 2020

gDance performances of cheering squads and the construction of heterosexualityh

The 2020 Yokohama Sport Conference (on-line presentation)

 

July 2014

gJapanese women professional wrestlers' embodied experiences and their identitiesh

XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

 

June 2013

gPerformances of Japanese Women Professional Wrestlers and Gender Transformationh

Asian Studies Conference Japan (Machida campus of J.F. Oberlin University)

 

November 2012

gEmpowered and Challenged Bodies: Japanese Women Professional Wrestlers' Embodied Experiencesh

American Anthropological Association 111th Annual Meeting (San Francisco, U.S.)

 

May 2012

gSelf-Perceptions Toward Transformed Bodies: Bodies of Professional Women Wrestlers and Genderh

8th European Feminist Research Conference (Budapest, Hungary)

 

July 2009
gJyoshi puroresura no kega to itamih (Injuries and Pains of Japanese Women Professional Wrestlers)
at the meeting of Japan Society for Sport and Gender Studies

November 2008
gCombat Skills and Self-Defense: Gender and the bodies of Japanese Women Pro Wrestlersh
at NASSS (North American Sociology of Sports and Society), (Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO., USA)

July 2008
gCombat Skills and Self-Defense: Gender and the bodies of Japanese Women Pro Wrestlersh
at Womenfs Worlds 2008, (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

November 2007
"Transformed Bodies and Gender: Self-Perceptions of Japanese Women Pro-Wrestlers"
at the meeting of Anthropology of Japan in Japan

June 2007
"Self-Perceptions Toward Transformed Bodies: Professional Japanese Women Wrestlers and Gender "
at the meeting of Asian Studies Conference Japan

November 2006
"Japanese Professional Women Wrestlersf Perceptions Toward Their Bodies"
at the meeting of North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

October 2006
"Puroresu wo suru shintai heno manazashi: nihon no jyoshi puroresura no shintai to genda"

(Perceptions toward wrestling bodies: Japanese professional women wrestlers and gender) at the meeting of The Japan Sociological Society

July 2006
"Puroresu wo suru shintai heno manazashi: nihon no jyoshi puroresura no shintai to genda"

(Perceptions toward wrestling bodies: Japanese professional women wrestlers and gender) at the meeting of Japan Society for Sport and Gender Studies

June 2006
"Henyo shiteyuku jyoshi resura no shintai to genda"

(Transforming bodies of women wrestlers and gender)

at the meeting of Women's Studies Association of Japan

June 2005
"Transformed Bodies and Gender: a New Perspective Based on a Study of Professional Japanese Women Wrestlers"

at Women's World 2005, 9th international interdisciplinary Congress on Women

November 2004
"Transformed Bodies and Gender: a New Perspective based on a Study of Professional Japanese Women Wrestlers"

at the meeting of Anthropology of Japan in Japan

May 2004
"Genda ron no genzai" (The Frontier of Gender Studies) at Lectures of "Genda de kangaeru onna to otoko no sekai" (Women's and Men's World Considered by Gender)

in Meiji Gakuin daigaku kokai koza (Extension Lecture Course of Meiji Gakuin University 2004)

June 2000
"Daigaku ni okeru sekushuaru harasumento: nishiki ni eikyo wo ataeru yoso" (Sexual harassment in the university: factors influencing perception)

at the meeting of the Women's Studies Association of Japan

Short Description of Main Courses
* Introduction to Sociology at GTS
* Introductory Seminar at GTS
* Gender and Society at GTS (see the details at GTS HP)

* Women and Body at GTS

* Gender Studies at IS (department of International Studies)

 

 

 


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