Sawai, Atsushi

写真a

Affiliation

Faculty of Law, Department of Political Science (Mita)

Position

Professor

Career 【 Display / hide

  • 1988.04
    -
    1993.03

    Lecturer, Akita Keizaihouka University

  • 1993.04
    -
    1999.03

    Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Otsuma Women's University Junior College Division

  • 1999.04
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    2004.03

    Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Human Relations, Otsuma Women's University

  • 2004.04
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    2006.03

    Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Political Science, Keio University

  • 2006.04
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    Present

    Professor of Sociology, Department of Political Science, Keio University

Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1984.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Literature, 社会・心理・教育学科

    University, Graduated

  • 1986.03

    Keio University, Graduate School, Division of Sociology, 社会学専攻

    Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 1990.03

    Keio University, Graduate School, Division of Sociology, 社会学専攻

    Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Ph.D., Keio University, Coursework, 1995.02

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Sociology

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Sociology of Death

  • History of Sociology

  • Social Theory

Research Themes 【 Display / hide

  • History of Social Theory, 

     

  • The Sense of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Society, 

     

 

Books 【 Display / hide

  • Sociology of Death and Bereavement: A Social Theoretical Approach (in Japanese)

    SAWAI ATSUSHI, Seikyusya Publishing, 2005.11

  • Karl Mannheim: An Exile Diagnosing an Epoch (in Japanese)

    SAWAI ATSUSHI, Toshindo Publishing, 2004.04

  • Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory: From Individualization to Globalization in Japan Today

    Anthony Elliott, Masataka Katagiri and Atsushi Sawai, Routledge, 2013

    Scope: 1-19, 200-220

  • 「カール・マンハイム」中欧東欧文化事典編集委員会編『中欧東欧文化事典』

    澤井敦, 丸善出版, 2021.08,  Page: 2

  • 「死の社会学」、日本社会学会理論応用事典刊行委員会編『社会学理論応用事典』

    SAWAI ATSUSHI, 丸善, 2017.07

    Scope: 156-157

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • 「情報としての死」の変容ー死の社会学の観点より

    澤井 敦

    『法学研究』 93 ( 12 ) 1 - 25 2020.12

    Research paper (scientific journal)

  • The development of aged care robots in Japan as a varied process

    Hsu E.L., Elliott A., Ishii Y., Sawai A., Katagiri M.

    Technology in Society (Technology in Society)  63 2020.11

    Research paper (scientific journal),  ISSN  0160791X

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    © 2020 Elsevier Ltd In Japan, technological advances in robotics are commonly thought to be integral to facing the challenges of an ageing population. While some research has critically examined this link by investigating the cultural views of care workers in Japan who are positioned to engage with robotic technologies, scholarship focusing on the cultural practices of Japanese gerontechnology developers has remained sparse. The sociological study presented in this article seeks to address this research lacuna. The study finds that there is a tendency for Japanese roboticists to frame ageing as a growing crisis, to justify expenditure on robotic technologies. Additionally, there is a tendency for technology developers to adopt paternalistic design approaches, which often lack substantial input from older persons. However, a key claim of this article is that technology developers should not be conceptualized as a homogenous social group. Gerontechnology developers were found in this study to hold divergent views about the effectiveness of designer-centric approaches. Understanding how technology developers are multifaceted in the views they express and in the environments they work in is beneficial because it challenges the advocacy of more inclusive technology design approaches to be more complex and nuanced.

  • アンソニー・ギデンズの社会理論における不安とリスク

    SAWAI ATSUSHI

    『法学研究』 90 ( 1 ) 27 - 47 2017.01

    Single Work

  • Revisiting “Ontological Insecurity”: On Anthony Giddens' Sociology of Anxiety

    SAWAI ATSUSHI

    『法学研究』 (慶應義塾大学法学研究会)  89 ( 2 ) 137 - 162 2016.02

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work

  • 読み換えられる不安――ジグムント・バウマンの「不安の社会学」をめぐって

    SAWAI ATSUSHI

    『法学研究』 (慶應義塾大学法学研究会)  86 ( 7 ) 93-124 2013.07

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • Flowers will broom: how Japanese people mentally cope with the massive loss caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake

    SAWAI ATSUSHI

    'States of emergency: the emotional costs of global disasters and regional emergencies' at Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia) , 

    2014.03

    Oral presentation (invited, special), Hawke Resarch Institute, University of South Australia

  • 社会的死と法

    SAWAI ATSUSHI

    日本法社会学会大会 シンポジウム第三分科会「死の社会定義と法」 (立命館大学) , 

    2004

    Oral presentation (invited, special)

  • 亡命者の社会学-マージナリティと社会学的想像力

    SAWAI ATSUSHI

    日本社会学史学会大会 シンポジウム「20世紀社会学を総括するⅡ 20世紀中期の社会学」 (滋賀大学) , 

    2000

    Oral presentation (invited, special)

  • 相対主義・相関主義・知識社会学

    SAWAI ATSUSHI

    日本現象学・社会科学会大会 シンポジウム「相対主義」 (立命館大学) , 

    1994

    Oral presentation (invited, special)

  • 相対主義とリフレクシビティ-知識社会学の展開とポストモダン

    SAWAI ATSUSHI

    日本社会学史学会大会 シンポジウム「モダンとポストモダンの社会学」 (立正大学) , 

    1994

    Oral presentation (invited, special)

Works 【 Display / hide

  • 徳田剛『よそ者/ストレンジャーの社会学』書評

    澤井敦

    『図書新聞』, 

    2020.06
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    Present

    Other

  • 対談「死別の悲嘆を分かち合うことはできるのか」

    島薗進・高橋都・澤井敦

    『現代宗教2020』, 

    2020
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    Present

  • 株本千鶴著『ホスピスで死ぬということ』書評、『社会学評論』

    2018
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    Present

    Other, Single

  • 今枝法之『現代化する社会』書評、『三田社会学』

    2016
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    Present

    Other, Single

  • 「第二の近代化」と液状不安―「個人化」の何が新しいのか 『三田評論』6月号、No.1201:26-31.

    2016
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    Present

    Other, Single

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Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • SOCIOLOGY

    2022

  • SEMINAR (DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE) 4

    2022

  • SEMINAR (DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE) 3

    2022

  • SEMINAR (DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE) 2

    2022

  • SEMINAR (DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE) 1

    2022

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Social Activities 【 Display / hide

  • フリンダース大学(オーストラリア)名誉客員研究員

    2009.03
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    2011.02
  • 中国・北京日本学研究センター派遣助教授

    1997.08
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    1998.01
  • さいたま市民大学講師

    2003.05
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    Present
  • 世田谷市民大学講師

    2001.06
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    2001.07

Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • The Japan Sociological Society, 

    1984.04
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    Present
  • The Society for Sociological Theory in Japan, 

    2006.09
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    Present
  • The Japan Association for the Study on the History of Sociology, 

    1984.04
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    Present
  • 関東社会学会, 

    1984.04
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    Present

Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2020.09
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    Present

    会長, 日本社会学理論学会

  • 2021.07
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    Present

    監事, 関東社会学会

  • 2018.09
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    2020.09

    副会長、理事, 日本社会学理論学会

  • 2012.09
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    2016.09

    理事, 日本社会学理論学会

  • 2017.06
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    2019.05

    理事, 関東社会学会

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