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1992 …2020

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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]

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Research Output

How to chase a monkey: Scare tactics and crop protection in rural Japan

Knight, J., 12 May 2020, In : Society and Animals. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

  • Monkeys on the move: The natural symbolism of people–macaque conflict in Japan

    Knight, J., 2018, Human–Animal Studies: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences. Marvin, G. & McHugh, S. (eds.). London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

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

    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)

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    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)

    Prizes

    Activities

    • 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

    An ethnographic study of football supporters in Northern Ireland

    Author: Watters, G., Dec 2015

    Supervisor: Knight, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    File

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

    Author: Ding, Y., Jul 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., Jul 2015

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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