A select list of my recent publications (with some links; pdfs provided as copyright allows)
‘This is an important and timely contribution. Only as recently as 2009 the Japanese government for the first time recognized Ainu Indigeneity for those residing outside of Hokkaido. It is a story with much more to follow and this book provides an original perspective from which to understand the shared human and historical experiences that are likely to direct urban Indigenous policy and lives in Japan and beyond.’ – Pamela J. Asquith, University of Alberta, Canada
‘This major new volume seeks to re-address the role of academic scholarship in Ainu social, cultural, and political affairs. Placing Ainu firmly into current debates over Indigeneity, Beyond Ainu Studies provides a broad yet critical overview of the history and current status of Ainu research. With chapters from scholars as well as Ainu activists and artists, it addresses a range of topics including history, ethnography, linguistics, tourism, legal mobilization, hunter-gatherer studies, the Ainu diaspora, gender, and clothwork. In its ambition to reframe the question of Ainu research in light of political reforms that are transforming Ainu society today, this book will be of interest to scholars and students in Indigenous studies as well as in anthropology and Asian studies.”
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Watson, Mark K. (2014) Cities: Indigeneity and Belonging. In Laura R. Graham and H. Glenn Penny (eds.), Performing Indigeneity: Global Histories and Contemporary Experiences, Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press.
Watson, Mark K.; lewallen, ann-elise and Mark J. Hudson( 2014) Introduction: Beyond Ainu Studies. In Mark J. Hudson, ann-elise lewallen and Mark K. Watson (eds.) Beyond Ainu Studies: changing academic and public perspectives, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. pp. 1-24.
Watson, Mark K. (2014) Tokyo Ainu and the Urban Indigenous Experience. In Mark J. Hudson, ann-elise lewallen and Mark K. Watson (eds.) Beyond Ainu Studies: changing academic and public perspectives, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. pp. 69-85.
Watson, Mark K. (2013) Diasporic Indigeneity: Place and the Articulation of Ainu Identity in Tokyo, Japan. In Richard Siddle (ed.), Critical Readings on Ethnic Minorities and Multiculturalism in Japan, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. pp. 961-986.
Watson, Mark K. (2010) Review of Carlos Yescas Angeles Trujano, Indigenous Routes: A Framework for Understanding Indigenous Migration (International Organization for Migration, 2008), Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36(4): 707-708
Watson, Mark K. (2009) Review of George Morgan, Unsettled Places: Aboriginal People and Urbanisation in New South Wales (Wakefield Press, 2006), Australian Journal of Anthropology 20(1): 152-153