Work interests: research, editing, science communication
Affiliation/website: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Preferred contact method: Any
Preferred contact language(s): English, German
Contact: email = researchcooperative-at-gmail-dot-com
Favourite publications: Various, and especially the open access versions of older journals with effective review systems
Affiliations: 1996-present: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. 1995: Freelance editor, Kyoto. 1994: JSPS Research Visitor, Kyoto University, Kyoto. 1993: Research Visitor, Australian National University, Canberra. 1991: Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.1990: STA Fellow, National Institute for Ornamental Plants, Vegetables, and Tea (NIVOT), Ano, Japan
Contact: National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Biographical: Established the Research Cooperative in 2001
Favourite Publications: Various
Readings 2019 - another mixed bag
Recommended (fun and/or serious)
Agnelli, Marella (1987) Gardens of the Italian Villas. (in association with Luca Pietromarchi, Robert Emmett Bright, Federico Forquet), Rizzoli, New York.
Ambrosoli, Mauro (1997) The Wild and the Sown: Botany and Agriculture in Western Europe, 1350-1850. Cambridge University Press (translated by Mary McCann Salvatorelli from Italian to English).
Anan, Paro (2019) Being Gandhi. HarperCollins (Illustrations by Priya Kuriyan).
Graeber, David (2019) Bullshi*t Jobs: A Theory (The rise of pointless work and what we can do about it). Penguin.
Ishiguro, Kazuo (2001)  An Artist of the Floating World. Faber and Faber.
Morike, Eduard (1968)  Mozart auf der Reise Nach Prag (Novelle). Philipp Reclam Jun., Stuttgart.
Muckenhoupt, Meg. (2018). Cabbage: A Global History. Reaktion Books, London (see book review).
Pearce, Michael (2017) The Mamur Zapt and the Donkey-Vous. HarperCollins.
Rebank, James (2016) The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District. Penguin (see book reivew).
Varoufakis, Yanis (2017) Talking To My Daughter: A Brief History of Capitalism. Vintage
Tolerable (books with some points of interest, so I finished reading them)
Kruger, Susanna S. (2017) My Mother's Story and Worth: Africa to Aotearoa (NZ, self-published family history with some general historical interest).
Mackintosh, Sophie (2018) The Water Cure. Penguin (depressing description of dystopia dominated by gender conflict).