Department of Sociology

Dr Kumiko Kawashima

Lecturer

PhD, Australian National University

In her research to date, Kumiko has investigated the nexus between individual lives, labour and consumption in post-industrial contexts, as well as social transformation through the lens of transnational migration.

Trained in qualitative methods, she particularly values ethnography as a way to observe everyday practices and approach questions that have long fascinated sociologists and anthropologists alike, such as the relationships among identity formation, capitalism and modernity, and how these interact with issues of gender, class, ethnicity and culture.

Before joining Macquarie University, Kumiko completed her PhD at the Australian National University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

Teaching 

Publications

Journal Articles

2017 'Service Outsourcing and Labour Mobility in a Digital Age: Transnational Linkages between Japan and Dalian, China.' Global Networks. Early View. First Published 17 January 2017.

2016 (with M. Ford) Alternative Regulatory Approaches to the Managing of Skilled Migration. Economic and Labour Relations Review. 27 (2): 231-247.

2013 'Temporary Labour Migration and Care Work: The Japanese Experience', Journal of Industrial Relations (with M. Ford) Vol. 55 (3): 430-444.

2012 'Becoming Asian in Australia: Migration and a Shift in Gender Relations among young Japanese', Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific (31).

2010 'Japanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia and their Relations to the Labour Market in Japan: Before and After', Asian Studies Review 34 (3): 267-286.

Book Chapters

2015 Dairen no nihon muke autosōshingu to nihonjin genchisaiyōsha [trans. Dalian's Japan-bound outsourcing and locally hired Japanese workers]. In Yasumasa Igarashi and Jun'ichi Akashi (eds) 'Gurōbaru jinzai' o meguru saisaku to genjitsu [trans. 'Global human resource': policies and reality]. Tokyo: Akashi shoten. pp.136-152

2014 'Uneven Cosmopolitanism: Japanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia', in J. Breaden, S. Steele, C. S. Stevens (eds) Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice, Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge.

Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice, Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge.

2010 'Ōsutoraria no wākinguhoridē rōdōsha: Rosujene sedai no ekkyō to kikan' [trans. Australia's working holiday workers: The lost generation's border-crossing and return], in Y. Igarashi (ed) Rōdō saishin 2: Ekkyō suru rōdō to 'imin'* [trans. Labour Review 2: Border-crossing labour and 'migrants']. Tokyo: Otsuki shoten.

Rōdō saishin 2: Ekkyō suru rōdō to 'imin'* [trans. Labour Review 2: Border-crossing labour and 'migrants']. Tokyo: Otsuki shoten.

Others

2017. 'Digital Outsourcing and Japanese Call Center Workers in Dalian, China', Anthropology News website, May 16. http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/05/16/digital-outsourcing-and-japanese-call-center-workers-in-dalian-china/

2013 Ajia taiheiyō ni mukau nihonjin jakunen rōdōsha [trans. Young Japanese Workers who Leave for Asia-Pacific], Hito no idō jiten: Nihon to ajia* [trans. Encyclopedia of Human Mobility: Japan and Asia], Tokyo: Maruzen shuppan.

2013 Review of Migration and Integration: Japan in Comparative Perspective by V. Gabriele and G.S. Roberts (eds) Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 12 (3).

2011 'Migration between Japan and Australia', invited commentary, Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Center for Australian Studies.

2009 'Review of Modern Japan: A Social and Political History Second Edition' by E. K. Tipton, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, (20).

2005 'Interpersonal Meaning in Japanese and Australian Women's Magazines: A Case Study', Proceedings of the 2004 Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society (referred conference proceedings).

 

 


Kumiko Kawashima

Contact details

Office: W6A 834
Phone: (61 2) 9850 7943
Email: kumiko.kawashima@mq.edu.au