Say it with Data. —— Horikawa Seminar

The Professor

Dr. Saburo Horikawa

Department of Sociology, Hosei University

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Who He is

 

Professor Saburo Horikawa is a sociologist. At Department of Sociology, Hosei University, he offers courses in “Environmental Sociology” and “Sociology of Historic Preservation.” He was a Research Associate of sociology at University of Chiba, before joining Hosei. Professor Horikawa’s research interests include historic environment preservation, urban communities, Minamata disease, and the historical development of Japanese environmental sociology. His research focuses on uses and meanings of townscape, and rise of grassroots movements to preserve them. His most recent book, Why Place Matters: A Sociological Study on a Historic Preservation Movement in Otaru, Japan, 1965-2016 (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, February 2018 [in Japanese]), is a milestone in the field. Based on his 33 years of intensive fieldwork, Why Place Matters chronicles a major preservation movement that shaped the preservation policy in Japan.

 

He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan) and a B.A. summa cum laude from Chûô University (Tokyo, Japan).

 

He has taught at the University of Tokyo (as Visiting Associate Professor, 2001-2003; as Lecturer, 2012-2013), Keio University (1999-2000, 2008-2012; 2017-present), and University of Chiba (1999). He has also taught at Department of History, Harvard University as an invited lecturer (2004). He has given invited talks at the sociology department of State University of New York at Stony Brook (2006), Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in Norwich [England], U.K. (2013), and Harvard-Keio Workshop on “ ‘Constitution’ of Postwar Japan” at Keio University in Tokyo (2015), among others.

 

Prof. Horikawa has supervised and co-supervised many Ph.D.s to successful conclusion: his students now teach at universities in Japan and have won four awards from major academic associations in Japan (the Japan Sociological Society, the Japan Association for Urban Sociology and Association of Regional and Community Studies). Versions of their theses have been published by Hosei University Press, Shin-Hyôron, and Shin’yô-sha (all in Tokyo) and Kôyô Shobô (in Kyoto). One graduate went on to study in the U.S. graduate school and made Phi Kappa Phi in 2006.

 

Since January 2013, he is an Associate in Research at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, to conduct a series of research in the U.S. for a book ms.

 

His recent works (all written in Japanese unless otherwise noted) include:

  • Why Place Matters: A Sociological Study on a Historic Preservation Movement in Otaru, Japan, 1965-2016 (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2018)   [NEW!]
  • Nuclear Power Plant Disaster and the Evacuation: A Chronology (co-edited with H. Takehara, S. Morihisa, et al., 2018)
  • “The Rise and ‘Institutionalization’ of Japanese Environmental Sociology: A Sketch.” Journal of Law, Politics and Sociology (Vol. 90, No. 1, 2017)
  • A Sociological Study on Historic Preservation Movements in the U.S. and Japan: A Preliminary Study (Tokyo: Dai-ichi Seimei Zaidan, 2015)
  • A General World Environmental Chronology (co-edited with H. Funabashi et al., 2014 [in English])
  • “Visualizing the Unseen, Voicing the Unheard: The Contributions of Japanese Environmental Sociology in the 'Post-3/11' Era.” Journal of Environmental Sociology (Vol. 18, 2012)
  • The Environment and Dynamism of the Public Sphere (co-edited and co-authored with K. Ikeda, 2012)
  • “Urban Waterfront and the Modern City: Who Controls the Change of An Urban Place?” Annual Review of Kanto Society for Urbanology (Vol. 13, 2011)
  • An Environmental Chronology: Japan and the World (co-edited and co-authored with H. Funabashi et al., 2010)
  • “Place, Space and Sociology: The Meaning of an Urban Preservation Movement in the Twenty-First Century.” Japanese Sociological Review (Vol. 60, No. 4, 2010)
  • Townscape Preservation in Urban Renewal Process: A Sociological Study (Saburo Horikawa [ed.], 2009)
  • “Urban Life and Environmental Change: Local Spatial Control Systems Revisited,” in: Fujita and Urano (eds.) Urban Society and the Risk (2005)
  • “Who Owns the Landscape?” in: Torigoe (ed.) Natural Environment and Culture of Environment (2001)
  • “Is Tourism Development the Answer?” in: Katagiri (ed.) Sociology of Historic Environment (2000)
  • “Historic Environment Preservation against City Planning: Placeness, Lived Community, and Interchangeable Space,” in: Funabashi and Iijima (eds.) The Environment (“Sociology in Japan” series, Vol. 12, 1998)

 

Dr. Horikawa has served in the editorial boards of academic journals such as Research in Environmental Disruption and Journal of Environmental Sociology. From April 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2019, Prof. Horikawa is a Visiting Scholar at Keio University, his Alma Mater.

 

 

Education

 

Ph.D. in sociology, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

M.A. in sociology, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

B.A. in sociology, summa cum laude, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

Professional Experiences

 

  • 2018-present: Tresurer and a member of the Executive Council, Research Committee 24 “Environment and Society,” International Sociological Association [RC24-ISA]
  • 2018-present: Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Sociology, Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2017-present: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Human Relations, Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2017-present: Member of the International Relations Committee, Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology
  • 2016-2018: Deputy Director, The Institute for Sustainability Research, Hosei University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2015-2017: Member of the Board, Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology
  • 2015-2016: Lecturer, Department of Urban Design and Planning, School of Architecture, Kogakuin University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2013-2015: Chair, International Relations Committee, Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology
  • 2013-2014: Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Sociology, Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2013-present: Associate in Research, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)
  • 2012-2013: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, the University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2011-2013: Member of the Editorial Board, the Journal of Environmental Sociology, Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology
  • 2010-2012: Vice Chair, Graduate School of Sociology, Hosei University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2009-2011: Chair, International Relations Committee, Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology
  • 2007-present: Professor of Sociology, Hosei University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2007-2009: Secretary-general, Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology
  • 2005-2006: Affiliate of Senior Common Room, Eliot House, Harvard College (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)
  • 2004-2006: Visiting Scholar, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)
  • 2001-2007: Associate Professor of Sociology, Hosei University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2001-2003: Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology, the University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1997-2001: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hosei University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1995-1997: Research Associate, Department of Sociology, University of Chiba (Chiba, Japan)
  • 1994-1995: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Tokyo, Japan)

 

 

 

 

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