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    Ethnological Imagination: A Cross-Cultural Critique of Modernity.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2004 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    In the work of these thinkers, Kurasawa finds little justification for two of the most prevalent claims about social theory: the wholesale "postmodern" dismissal of the social-theoretical enterprise because of its supposedly intractable ...
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    A Message in a Bottle.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (1):92-111.
    In response to distant suffering, global civil society is being consumed by a generalized witnessing fever that converts public spaces into veritable machines for the production of testimonial discourses and evidence. However, bearing witness itself has tended to be treated as an exercise in truth-telling, a juridical outcome, a psychic phenomenon or a moral prescription. By contrast, this article conceives of bearing witness as a transnational mode of ethico-political labour, an arduous working-through produced out of the struggles of groups and (...)
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    Alexander and the Cultural Refounding of American Sociology.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2004 - Thesis Eleven 79 (1):53-64.
    This paper considers and evaluates Jeffrey Alexander’s strong program in cultural sociology, which represents an exercise in paradigm formation and an ambitious attempt to refound American sociology along interpretive lines. Cultural sociology is assessed according to four axes, namely its social constructivist epistemology, culturalizing methodology, analytical realism, and internal and external positioning. In addition to discussing the accomplishments and limitations of cultural sociology in all these areas, the paper indicates ways to strengthen it by setting it in conversation with other (...)
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    A Requiem for the `Primitive'.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2002 - History of the Human Sciences 15 (3):1-24.
    This article argues that the implications of the recent eclipse of the construct of the `primitive' for the practice of the human sciences have not been adequately pondered. It asks, therefore, why and how the myth of primitiveness has been sustained by the human sciences, and what purposes it has served for the modern West's self-understanding. To attempt to answer such a query, the article pursues two principal lines of inquiry. In order to appreciate what is potentially being lost, the (...)
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    At the Crossroads of the Radical.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2000 - Theory, Culture and Society 17 (4):145-155.
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    Critical Cosmopolitanism.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2011 - In Maria Rovisco & Magdalena Nowicka (eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism. Ashgate. pp. 279.
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    Cautionary Tales: The Global Culture of Prevention and the Work of Foresight.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2004 - Constellations 11 (4):453-475.
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    Human Rights as Cultural Practices.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2011 - In Thomas Cushman (ed.), Handbook of Human Rights. Routledge. pp. 155.
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  9. The Adventures of the Structure.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 55 (1):83-96.
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    The Exotic Effect: Foucault and the Question of Cultural Alterity.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 1999 - European Journal of Social Theory 2 (2):147-165.
    This paper examines the relationship between Foucault's general concerns and his neglected work on non-Western societies. It does so by examining two related questions. Firstly, what role does exoticism play in his theoretical imaginary? Secondly, how does his work on Japan, Iran and the non-Western world contribute to a different understanding of his thinking? As such, four general themes will be followed in order to underline the interplay of cultural difference with Foucault's broader projects: the limits of Western reason, genealogical (...)
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    The Sentimentalist Paradox: On the Normative and Visual Foundations of Humanitarianism.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2013 - Journal of Global Ethics 9 (2):201 - 214.
    This paper examines how Western humanitarianism has attempted to work through its simultaneous commitment to individualized moral universalism and ambivalence about substantive global egalitarianism via what is identified as humanitarian sentimentalism, namely an ensemble of narrative and visual mechanisms designed to cultivate charitable moral sentiments among Euro-American publics toward victims of humanitarian crises in the global South. After briefly discussing how the aforementioned ambivalence is rooted in the founding philosophical principles of humanitarianism, the paper examines the visual economy of humanitarian (...)
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  12. The Ties to Bind: Techno-Science, Ethics and Democracy.Fuyuki Kurasawa - 2004 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 30 (2):159-186.
    The paper seeks to address the lag between, on the one hand, existing ethical and socio-political frameworks and, on the other hand, developments in the realm of techno-science. I argue that the growing power of science and technology has been fed by, and has itself fed, the confrontation of instrumentalism and autonomy defining the modern condition. Conversely, the project of self-management of techno-science by citizens needs to proceed by binding ethical and democratic dimensions of the problem, as well as the (...)
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