研究者詳細

教職員基本情報
氏名
Name
DORMAN,Benjamin ( ドーマン ベンジャミン , DORMAN,Benjamin )
所属
Organization
外国語学部英米学科
南山宗教文化研究所
職名
Academic Title
教授
専攻分野
Area of specialization

Media representation of religion, Asian Studies

学会活動
Academic societies

Association of Asian Studies, Australian Association of Asian Studies, Institute of Oriental Philosophy.

著書・学術論文数
No. of books/academic articles
総数 total number (25)
著書数 books (5)
学術論文数 articles (20)

出身大学院
大学院名
Grad. School
修了課程
Courses
   Completed
修了年月(日)
Date of Completion
修了区分
Completion
   Classification
Australian National University, PhD 未設定  2003年05月  修了 
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取得学位
   
学位区分
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   Classification
取得学位名
Degree name
学位論文名
Title of Thesis
学位授与機関
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   Conferring the Degree
取得年月(日)
Date of Acquisition
博士 PhD  “Covering the ‘Rush Hour of the Gods’: The Authorities, the Print Media, and Two New Religions”  Australian National University Graduate Program of East Asian Studies Religion, Media, Asian Studies  2003年05月 
学士 Bachelor of Asian Studies (Japanese) - Honours    Australian National University Faculty of Asian Studies  1996年09月 
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研究経歴
長期研究/短期研究
Long or Short
   Term research
研究課題名
Research Topic
長期研究  Autoethnography 

概要(Abstract) I am working on autoethnography related to experiences raising a child with ASD in Japan and the United States. These experiences encompass medical, cultural, and social perceptions of ASD.  

長期研究  Disability Studies 

概要(Abstract) I am examining the social perceptions of children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in Japan and other countries, such as the United States. 

長期研究  Media reporting of Religion and Spirituality in Japan 

概要(Abstract) My primary area of research is the Allied Occupation period of Japan and how newspaper and magazines reported new religious movements during that time. I also have an interest in contemporary media reporting, and have published articles on groups such as Aum Shinrikyo and Pana Wave, and individuals such as the multi-media personality and fortune teller Hosoki Kazuko. 

短期研究  Australian Media Reporting of Aboriginal Spirituality 

概要(Abstract) This research, which is in its nascent stages, poses two major questions: (1) How has the Australian media reported Aboriginal spirituality and culture historically? (2) How has the reporting changed over time? 

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著書
年度
Year
著書名
Title of the books
著書形態
Form of Book
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   請求番号/資料ID
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出版機関名 Publishing organization,判型 Book Size,頁数 No. of pp.,発行年月(日) Date
2012  Celebrity Gods: New Religions, Media, and Authority in Occupied Japan  単著   
University of Hawai‘i Press   , その他  , 296  , 2012年2月   

概要(Abstract) Celebrity Gods explores the interaction of new religions and the media in postwar Japan. It focuses on the leaders and founders (kyōsō) of Jiu and Tenshō Kōtai Jingū Kyō, two new religions of Japan’s immediate postwar period that received substantial press attention. Jiu was linked to the popular prewar group Ōmotokyō, and its activities were based on the millennial visions of its leader, a woman called Jikōson. When Jiu attracted the legendary sumo champion Futabayama to its cause, Jikōson and her activities became a widely-covered cause célèbre in the press. Tenshō Kōtai Jingū Kyō (labeled odoru shūkyō, “the dancing religion,” by the press) was led by a farmer’s wife, Kitamura Sayo. Her uncompromising vision and actions toward creating a new society—one that was far removed from what she described as the “maggot world” of postwar Japan—drew harsh and often mocking criticism from the print media.

Looking back for precursors to the postwar relationship of new religions and media, this work explores the significant role that the Japanese media traditionally played in defining appropriate and acceptable social behavior, acting at times as mouthpieces for government and religious authorities. Using the cases of Renmonkyō in the Meiji era and Ōmotokyō in the Taishō and Shōwa eras, the study shows how accumulated images of new religions in pre-1945 Japan became absorbed into those of the immediate postwar period. Given the lack of formal religious education in Japan, the media played an important role in transmitting notions of acceptable behavior to the public. He goes on to characterize the leaders of these groups as “celebrity gods,” demonstrating that the media, which were generally untrained in religious history or ideas, chose to fashion them as “celebrities” whose antics deserved derision. While the prewar media had presented other kyōsō as the antithesis of decent, moral citizens who stood in opposition to the aims of the state, postwar media reports presented them primarily as unfit for democratic society.

Celebrity Gods delves into an under-studied era of religious history: the Allied Occupation and the postwar period up until the early 1950s. It is an interdisciplinary work that considers relations between Japanese and Occupation bureaucracies and the groups in question using primary source documents from Occupation archives and interviews with media workers and members of religious groups. For observers of postwar Japan, this research provides a roadmap to help understand issues relating to the Aum Shinrikyō affair of the 1990s.
 

備考(Remarks)  

2012  Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions  共著   
Brill  , その他  , 509-527 (18 pp.)  , 2012年10月   

概要(Abstract) Book chapter: "Celebrity Fortunes: Defning 'Religion' in the Post-Aum Era" 

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2011  アメリカ研究総合化の役割「映画」(宮川佳三偏)  共著   
行路社  , A5  , 246  , 2011年11月   

概要(Abstract)  

備考(Remarks) 「前人未踏の未知の世界へ果敢に飛び出していこう-『スタートレック』から学ぶ」共著、鈴木達也、(pp. 181–203) 

2010  Japanese Religions on the Internet: Innovation, Representation and Authority (Erica Baffelli, Ian Reader and Birgit Staemmler, eds.)  共著   
Routledge  , B5  , 228  , 2011/01   

概要(Abstract)  

備考(Remarks) Chapter - "Caught in the Net: Celebrity Representation and Japanese Religion from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives" pp. 136-149. 

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学術論文
年度
Year
論文題目名
Title of the articles
共著区分
Collaboration
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NeoCILIUS
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掲載誌名 Journal name,出版機関名 Publishing organization,巻/号 Vol./no.,頁数 Page nos.,発行年月(日) Date
2017  Jiu  単著   
World Religion and Spiritualities Project  , World Religions and Spiritualities Project ,http://www.wrldrels.org/index.html>  , 21 February 2017   

概要(Abstract)  

備考(Remarks) Online publication <https://wrldrels.org/profiles/Jiu.htm> 

2016  Editors’ Note   共著   
Asian Ethnology  , 75/2  , 277–278  , 6 July 2016   

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2016  Film review of: Megumi Nishikura and Lara Perez Takagi, "Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience in Japan"  単著   
Asian Ethnology  , Vol 75/2  , 469–471  , 12 December 2016   

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2015  Editors’ Note  共著   
Asian Ethnology  , Nanzan University  , 74/1  , 1-3  , 23/06/2015   

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2014  Editor's Note  共著   
Asian Ethnology  , Vol 73, 1-2  , 1-2  , 2014-11-28   

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2013  Editors' Introduction  共著   
Asian Ethnology  , 72/1  , 1-2  , 2013年7月30日   

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2012  Editors' Introduction  共著   
Asian Ethnology  , Nanzan University  , 71/1  , 2  , 2013年7月   

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2012  Scholarly Reactions to the Aum and Waco Incidents  単著   
Japanese Journal of Religious Studies  , 39/1  , 153–177   , 2012年6月   

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2011  Asian Ethnology Update  その他   
Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture  , 35  , 48-51  , 2011年7月   

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2011  Asian Ethnologyに関する報告  その他   
南山宗教文化研究所所報  , 21  , 36-38  , 2011年6月   

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その他研究業績
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Year
題名等
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カテゴリ
Category
細目
Authorship
掲載雑誌名等 Publishing Magazine,発行所 Publisher,巻/号 Vol./no.,頁数 Page nos.,発行年月(日) Date
2010  Accurate reporting goes missing in Japan  寄稿  単著 
ABC—The Drum, Unleashed  , <http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/45482.html >  , 3月24日   

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2010  Reshaping an Established Journal: From "Asian Folklore Studies" to "Asian Ethnology"  Workshop  未設定 
Sophia University  , Monumenta Nipponica  , 3 July   

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2010  The Source and Development of Japan's Philosophies of Non-Violence (by Shinichi Yamamuro)  翻訳  共訳 
The Journal of Oriental Studies  , The Institute of Oriental Philosophy  , 20  , 196-221  , 2010/9   

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2010  Steps Toward Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals  Lecture  単著 
Australian National University  , 2 September   

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2010  Starstruck: Celebrity and New Religions in Postwar Japan  Conference Paper  未設定 
7th International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture  , Ryerson University, Toronto  , 11 August   

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2010  Religious Issues in Japan 2009: Religion and Society in Contemporary Japan  翻訳  共訳 
Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture  , 34  , 196-221   

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2009  Religious Issues in Japan 2008: Religion as a "Social Problem"  翻訳  共著 
Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture  , 33  , 60–74  , May   

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2009  Caught in the Net: Celebrity Representation, Media, and Japanese Religion from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives  Conference paper  未設定 
Tuebingen University, Germany  , 11 June   

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2009  Double Blind: Thoughts on the Editorial Process of Two Nanzan-based Journals  Symposium paper  未設定 
Sogang University, Seoul  , 11 December   

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2008  “Seeing Stars: Celebrities and Spiritual Secrets in Occupied Japan”  Paper  未設定 
Chicago, USA  , Association of Asian Studies  , 2009年3月26日   

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学術関係受賞
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受賞学術賞名
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受賞対象となった研究/業績/活動等
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受賞年月(日)
Date
授与機関
Award presenter
1999  Japanese Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference Postgraduate Scholarship  Travel/Accommodation to Attend Conference  1999年12月20日 
Japanese Studies Association of Australia 

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1999  20th Century Japan Research Award  Research at University of Maryland Prange Collection Archives  1999年10月01日 
University of Maryland Center for Historical Studies 

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1999  PhD Graduate School Scholarship  Research scholarship  1999年04月01日 
Australian National University 

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1998  Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan Annual Scholarship  Research award  1998年12月01日 
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan 

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1997  Monbusho Research Student Scholarship  Two-year Research in Japan  1997年04月01日 
Japanese Ministry of Education 

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研究発表
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題目又はセッション名
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2011  “How Scholars Represented Religious Terrorism: Aum and Waco.”   単独  2011年8月30日 
“Aftermath: Religion in the Wake of the 1995 Aum Affair," German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo  , Ian Reader   

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2011  “Scholarly Reactions to the Aum and Waco Incidents.”  単独  2011年8月27日 
European Association of Japanese Studies, Tallinn, Estonia  , Ian Reader   

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2011  “Of Gods and Bureaucrats: New Religions and the Authorities during the Occupation.”   単独  2011年3月31日 
Association of Asian Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii  , Benjamin Dorman   

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研究助成
年度
Year
助成名称または科学研究費補助金研究種目名
Name of grant or research classification for scientific research funding
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助成団体
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2008  南山大学パッヘ研究奨励金I-A-2  Media Representations of Australian Aboriginal Spirituality and Culture 
研究代表者  Nanzan University  23万円 

研究内容(Research Content) Research Assistance 

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2008  南山大学パッヘ研究奨励金II-B  Presentation at Association of Asian Studies Conference (Chicago USA) 
発表者  Nanzan University  122,200円 

研究内容(Research Content) Travel support for research 

備考(Remarks) "Seeing Stars: Celebrities and Spiritual Secrets in Occupied Japan". Presented 26 March 2009 

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2014  文部科学省検定教科書作成(高等学校英語) 

文部科学省検定高等学校英語教科書『英語表現II』(SCREENPLAY English Expression II)ならびに、指導書、ワークシートを作成した。(著者)  

2014/04/01-2015/03/31 
2009  講義 

名古屋市立香流小学校で、6年生のための国際理解教育の講義を行った。テーマは「オーストラリア人の生活や習慣」であった。60人の小学生は参加した。 

2010年1月30日 
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2010  Academic Service  2010.4.1 

活動内容等(Content of Activities) Appointed to Editorial Board of "Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception." This journal dedicated to the study of reception history, broadly conceived, both within and across religious traditions. 

2008  Editorial board member  2008- 

活動内容等(Content of Activities) Appointed to editorial board of the online journal ASIANetwork Exchange. 

2008  Academic Service  (from January 2009) 

活動内容等(Content of Activities) Appointed member of editorial consultants, "Nova Religio" (The Journal of Alternative and Emerging Religions) 

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