Abe Kosuzu




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Current Affiliation Organization 【 display / non-display

  • Duty   University of the Ryukyus   Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences   Department of Law, Politics & International Relations   Professor  

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2001.04


  • 2001.04

    University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Law and Letters, Department of Comprehensive Social Systems Studies, Associate Professor  

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    The Peace Studies Association of Japan 




    Association for Cultural Typhoon 

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Caribbean Studies

  • social action

  • 現代史

  • area studies

  • 国際社会学

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Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / History of Europe and America

  • Others / Others

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Area studies

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Sociology

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Gender studies

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Research Theme 【 display / non-display

  • Study on status problems in Puerto Rico

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Anyanbaman vol.2

    Kiyota Masanobu Kenkyukai ( Part: Single Author ,  Shijin Kiyota Masanobu ni tsuite katariau )

    Kobunesha  2020.10

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  • トクシュウ オキナワ [ フッキ ] ゼロネン

      ( 956 ) 124 - 133   2022.05


  • Book review: Kikuchi Natsuno, "Post-colonialism and gender"

    阿部 小涼

    People's plan ( ピープルズ・プラン研究所 )  ( 51 ) 166 - 168   2010.08


  • Art, WWII, USA: Propaganda Posters

    Endo Yasuo, Abe Kosuzu

      ( 3 ) 149 - 153   1998.03


Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Nakattakoto ni sareta koe wo kiku

    Abe Kosuzu, Matsumoto Mari, Yang Nagayama Satoko

    Nakattakoto ni sareta koe wo kiku  2020.09  -  2020.09 

  • Shijin Kiyota Masanobu ni tsuite katariau

    Inoue Mayumo, Shinjou Takekazu, Abe Kosuzu, Sakima Aya, Matsuda Jun, Shimohirao Tadashi, Miyagi Shintarou

    Shijin Kiyota Masanobu ni tsuite katariau  2019.09  -  2019.09 

  • How to Talk about the People’s Protest: Rights, Styles, and Histories

    阿部 小涼

    How to Talk about the People’s Protest: Rights, Styles, and Histories  (University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319))  2017.05  -  2017.05 

  • 危機の時代の研究と運動:調査する市民の権利と研究者


    沖縄平和学会2013年度大会  (琉球大学文系総合棟302)  2013.10  -  2013.10 

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2020.04  -  2024.03 

    Direct: 13,500,000 (YEN)  Overheads: 17,550,000 (YEN)  Total: 4,050,000 (YEN)

  • 近現代アメリカ社会運動史の再検討-大西洋世界と太平洋世界をつなぐ視点から-

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2012  -  2014 

    Investigator(s): 田中 ひかる, 梅森 直之, 篠田 徹, 阿部 小涼, 崎山 直樹, 山口 守, 山本 明代, 大津留 厚 

    Direct: 10,100,000 (YEN)  Overheads: 13,130,000 (YEN)  Total: 3,030,000 (YEN)

  • 米国におけるプエルトリコ移民の人種アイデンティティと政治意識に関する研究

    Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2005  -  2007 

    Investigator(s): 阿部 小涼 

    Direct: 2,700,000 (YEN)  Overheads: 2,700,000 (YEN)  Total: 0 (YEN)

  • Historical Studies on National Consciousness in America

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2002  -  2004 

    Investigator(s): Hayumi HIGUCHI, 佐藤 勘治, 阿部 小涼, Yoshiyuki KIDO, Ken CHUJO, 村田 勝幸, Kanji SATO 

    Direct: 9,300,000 (YEN)  Overheads: 9,300,000 (YEN)  Total: 0 (YEN)

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    We attempted to cross national boundaries in our research by exchanging opinions with scholars outside Japan, and by including immigrants and people living in other areas under U.S. influence. These are our findings:1. Studies on media shed light on its function of creating national consciousness, demonstrating cases, for instance, in which postbellum journalism created a unified image of American citizenship epitomized by soldiers' manliness and bravery in the Civil War, and in which 1990s' journalism depicted the U.S.A. as a savior for the "HIV epidemics in Africa."2. Studies on gender indicate that processes of forming national consciousness are inseparable from gender issues; for instance, manliness was identified as the ideal qualification of citizenship, and governmental control of venereal disease among U. S. military forces was one way of creating a model of an American by repressing the prostitution of women during WWI.3. Studies on Polish immigrants, African Americans, and Caribbean immigrants show the relationship between U.S. national consciousness and a people's sense of belonging to their former countries, or their ancestors', was not always stable. They coexisted at one time and were polarized another time, and there are also cases in which people might not have a sense of being a U.S. citizen although they apply for U.S. citizenship.4. Studies on Mexico and Okinawa indicate that despite the apparent influence of U.S. military/economic power, people there were not influenced in terms of forming a national consciousness. On the contrary, they took advantage of the existence of U.S. economic power in their daily lives to achieve their goals.In focusing on people's daily lives across national boundaries, it is clear to us that the meaning of national consciousness was not the same for everyone, and that ways of creating national consciousness have varied depending on many factors.

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