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Interests

John Knight completed his doctorate at the London School of Economics on the topic of depopulation and social change in Japanese mountain villages. Before coming to Queen's, he held the posts of Junior Research Fellow in Modern Japanese Studies at Wadham College Oxford (1992-1995) and then Research Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies, University of Leiden (1996-1999).

 

Research Statement

John Knight has undertaken extensive field research in rural Japan on a range of topics, including migration, forestry, farming, and tourism, on which he has published widely. His main area of research is human-animal relations, including sportive hunting, wildlife pests, and the use of animals in tourism. His most recent field research has been on Japanese monkey parks as sites of primatology and tourism.

 

Teaching

A World on the Move: Anthropological and Historical Approaches to Globalisation ANT1003 (FIRST YEAR module)

Key Debates in Anthropology, ANT2022 (SECOND YEAR module) [download - word doc]

Human-Animal Relations, ANT2007 and ANT3027 (SECOND and THIRD YEAR modules)

 

Japanese Society ANT2008 and ANT3033 (SECOND and THIRD YEAR modules)

 

Ethnographic Writing in Social Anthropology, ANT7009     

(PG module) [download - word doc]

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where John Knight is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

anonymity Social Sciences
animal Social Sciences
tourism Earth & Environmental Sciences
Japan Social Sciences
tourist attraction Earth & Environmental Sciences
habituation Earth & Environmental Sciences
crop Earth & Environmental Sciences
sociality Social Sciences

Research Output 1992 2019

Feeding Monkeys for Fun: Cross-Species Play in a Japanese Visitor Attraction.

Knight, J., 2019, (Accepted) Oxford: Berghahn. (Interspecies Encounters series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Monkey
Fun
Attraction
Damage
Tourists

Block, push or pull? Three responses to monkey crop-raiding in Japan

Knight, J., Apr 2017, Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife. Hill, C. M., Webber, A. D. & Priston, N. E. C. (eds.). Oxford: Berghahn, p. 58-79 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File

Human-Animal Relations

Knight, J., 2017, (Accepted) International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. . New York: Wiley-Blackwell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File
tourism
tourist attraction
habituation
crop
livestock
22 Citations (Scopus)

The anonymity of the hunt: A critique of hunting as sharing

Knight, J., Jun 2012, In : Current Anthropology. 53 , 3, p. 334-355 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

anonymity
animal
sociality
Hunting
Anonymity

Prizes

Activities 2002 2007

  • 2 PGT external examination

External Examiner, Masters level, Oxford Brookes University

John Knight (Examiner)
20072008

Activity: Examination typesPGT external examination

External Examiner, Masters level, Oxford Brookes University

John Knight (Examiner)
20022003

Activity: Examination typesPGT external examination

Thesis

The individual and the state in China: being a graduate village official in rural southwest China

Author: Ding, Y., Apr 2015

Supervisor: Josephides, L. (Supervisor) & Knight, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

The Sociocultural Milieux of ‘Chinese’ Language Learning in Belfast: Diaspora and Difference

Author: Wang, S., 25 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Svasek, M. (Supervisor) & Knight, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

‘What’s the news? Nothing but bonfires’: The Eleventh Night Bonfire: tradition and change

Author: Kettner, K. L., Apr 2015

Supervisor: Knight, J. (Supervisor) & Donnan, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File