Dr Hiroko Takeda

Associate Researcher 
+81 (0)3 545 6338

BA (Law and Politics), MA (Politics) Rikkyo/Tokyo; PhD (Japanese Studies) Sheffield.

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  • The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan: Between Nation-State and Everyday Life, RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.

Journal articles

  • 'Delicious Food in a Beautiful Country: Nationhood and Nationalism in Discourses on Food in Contemporary Japan', SEN: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 8 (1), 2008: 5-29.
  • 'Structural Reform of the Family and the Neoliberalisation of Everyday Life in Japan', New Political Economy, 13 (2), 2008: 153-72.
  • 'The Politics of Political Knowledge: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Inquiry into Japanese Politics in the Early Postwar Period', Social Science Japan Journal, 11 (1), 2008: 49-68 (co-authored with Glenn D. Hook).
  • 'The Political Economy of Familial Relations: The Japanese State and Families in a Changing Political Economy', the Asian Journal of Political Science, 16 (2), 2008: 196-214.
  • 'Tipping Points: the State Governing of Energy and Food Risks', Rikkyo Keizaigaku Kenkyþ, 62 (2), forthcoming in September 2008 (co-authored with Andrew DeWit).
  • 'Talking about Japanese Families: the Discursive Politics of the Familial', Japan Forum, 15 (3), 2003: 451-64.
  • 'Igirisu seiji shisutemu no jendaka: "sonzai" to seijiteki ryoiki no shitsuteki henka', (Gendering the British Political System: the Politics of "Presence" and the Qualitative Transition of the Political Sphere), the International Society for Gender Studies Journal (in Japan), 2: 97-128.
  • '"Sengo" o kataru gensetsu to mukiaukoto', (Facing the Discourse of the Postwar), Rekishigaku Kenkyu, No. 818, 2006, pp. 35-8.
  • 'Gendering the Japanese Political System: the Gender-Specific Pattern of Political Activity and Women's Political Participation', Japanese Studies, 26 (2), 2006: 186-98.
  • '"Self-responsibility" and the Nature of the Japanese State: Risk through the Looking Glass', the Journal of Japanese Studies, 33 (1), 2007: 93-123 (co-authored with Glenn D. Hook).

Book chapters

  • 'Gendering the Japanese Political System: the Gender Specific Pattern of Political Activity and Women's Political Participation', in Christopher P. Hood (ed.) Politics of Modern Japan, London: Routledge, 2008 (Reprint).
  • 'Governance through the Family in Japan: Governing the Domestic', in Glenn D. Hook (ed.) Contested Governance in Japan, RoutledgeCurzon, 2005: 233-48.