科研費基盤研究(A):イスラーム・ジェンダー学と現代的課題に関する応用的・実践的研究

4 Tales from the field

Islam & Gender Studies Series (General Editor: Eiji Nagasawa, Akashi Shoten)

This series introduces the works of Islam & Gender Studies Project with a variety of accessible case studies. These volumes are for anyone who is interested in learning about Muslim communities and the people we live with in the world, and for anyone who wishes to study gender in depth and the relationship of gender to contemporary social issues.

4 Tales from the field

3 Education and Empowerment

Editor: Junko Toriyama
Publishing Date: 2020/12/31
272 pages, 2,500 yen + tax

Islam in its actual sense can only be found in people’s lives. It is a part of “life”, a composite of human actions. It is a part of “life” , a composite formulated by the series of human actions. The book examines confusions, awkwardness, as well as moments of joy experienced in the interactions in the field. It is a rare book that presents “knowledge" of humble feelings and emotions that emerge from exchanges.

Contents

    • Preface (Eiji NAGASAWA) 3
    • Foreword (Junko TORIYAMA)5 
    • Introduction:
      Why the Voice from “the Field”: Toward a Discussion of a Human Experience of “Islam and Gender” (Junko TORIYAMA) 17

Part I: Learning from Relationships, Building on Relationships
Chapter1: Between Life and Sex: Interviewing Palestinian Women as a Public Health Nurse (Rika FUJIYA) 36
Chapter 2: Building Bonds, or the Science of Social Connections (Dalila Ghodbane translated by Natsumi SHIDA) 50
Chapter 3: Field Experience of a Hearing-Impaired Person: I Used to be Transgendered (Satoshi ITO) 62
Chapter 4: Knowing the Field, Knowing Others: Encountering the Field in Palestine (Makiko NAMBU) 75
Chapter 5: How I Met Palestinian Gay “A” (Hiroshi YASUI) 86
Chapter 6: A Group of Good if Sometimes Uneasy Friends: Striving for Closeness During Fieldwork in Cairo (Aymon Kreil translated by Rikuo HARA) 98

Part II: Drifting with relationships, Troubled by relationships
Chapter 7: Feeling “Awkward”: From the Fieldwork Experiences in Pakistan (Erika KAGAWA) 112
Chapter 8: Where Two Oceans Meet: On Touching and Being Touched in Hong Kong (Kota OGURI) 125
Chapter 9: Fieldwork with the Question “Who am I?” (Kyoko OGAWA) 138
Chapter 10: The Merits and Demerits of Taking a Neutral Position (Kaoru MURAKAMI) 150
Chapter 11: Countering Prejudice with Humor (Sachiko HOSOYA) 164
Chapter 12: Tacking about against the Wind of Emotion: The Second Reading of the Fieldnotes on Egypt (Masaki OKADO) 178

Part III. Keeping relationships alive, having closures to relationships
Chapter 13: Weaving Multifaceted Relationships within the Field (Sayaka UEMURA) 196
Chapter 14: Friendship and Book Hunting in Morocco (Léon BUSKENS translated by Moe NAKANISHI) 209
Chapter 15: The End of a Fieldwork: Or, the Reason for My Endless Visit to Badr District (Kazuaki TAKEMURA) 220

Related Works of the Authors 242