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The 2010 socioeconomic survey on the Hokkaido - gai Ainu” and issues in conducting social surveys on the Ainu and implementing Ainu policies

Nakamura, Naohiro (2015) The 2010 socioeconomic survey on the Hokkaido - gai Ainu” and issues in conducting social surveys on the Ainu and implementing Ainu policies. Hokkaido Minzokugaku (Hokkaido Journal of Ethnology), 11 . pp. 1-14. ISSN 1881-0047

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    Abstract

    This article has been translated and revised from Nakamura (2015) 'Being Indigenous in a non-Indigenous environment: identity politics of the Dogai Ainu and new Indigenous policies of Japan', published in Environment and Planning A 47(3): 660-675, and freshly reviewed and published in Hokkaido Journal of Ethnology for a different readership. The Japanese Government’s 2010 socioeconomic survey of the Dogai Ainu demonstrated a socioeconomic gap between the Dogai Ainu and the majority of the Japanese. This survey also revealed the difficulty of conducting surveys of the Dogai Ainu because, in a non-Indigenous environment, many of them tend to conceal their ethnicity for fear of discrimination and hesitate to participate in surveys. While Indigenous peoples in Anglophone countries are increasingly challenging the definition of Indigeneity as imposed by outsiders and and self-identification is becoming an essential component of recognizing Indigenous belonging to reflect the reality and diversity of Indigenous identities, the case study of the Dogai Ainu suggests that Indigenous belonging cannot always be recognized by self-identification and Indigenous policies may have to be implemented without comprehensive data.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: The soft copy attached is in Japanese language.
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
    G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
    Depositing User: Naohiro Nakamura
    Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 09:47
    Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 15:08
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8810
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