Koki Seki

Last Updated :2017/11/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, ., Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
sekihiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research deals with various aspects of contemporary globalization and develpment through cultural anthropological approach, particulalry focusing on the Philippines as a field. Current researches are on social policy and welfare state as a modern institution of governmentality, and how these influence people's mode of life and its transformation. Specific topics are: urben poverty, land tenure security and social housing projects in the slum community, natural resource management, and transnational migration.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Rikkyo University
  • Master of Arts, University of the Philippines

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Cultural anthropology;Cultural anthropology
  • Humanities;Philosophy;Area studies

Research Keywords

  • Anthropology of Social Policy and Development
  • Ethnography of Welfare State and Social Security
  • risk society and precarity
  • Post-neoliberalism and "the Social"
  • Globalization and Migration
  • Governmentality and Subjectivity
  • The Philippines

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • Japanese Society for Southeast Asian Studies
  • The American Anthropological Association

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2017, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Reading Ethnography
  2. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Asian Cultures
  3. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Asian Societies and Cultures
  4. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Cultural Dynamics
  5. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Cultural Dynamics II
  6. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Cultural Dynamics I
  7. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Asian Cultures
  8. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Regional Studies of Asia
  9. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Cultural Dynamics
  10. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Cultural Dynamics II
  11. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Cultural Dynamics I

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Seki, K. Capitalizing on Desire: Reconfiguring "the Social' and the Government of Poverty in the Philippines, DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, 46(6): 1253-1276, 2015
  2. Seki, K. Identity of Migrant Children and Representation of "Family": The Case of Filipino 1.5-Generation Immigrants in the United States, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 78(3):367-398, 2013., Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology
  3. Difference and Alliance in Transnational Social Fields: The Pendular Identity of the Filipino Middle Class, Philippine Studies, 60(2), 187-222, 20120101
  4. Green Neoliberalism, Agency, and Cummunity: A Case of Coastal Resource Management in the Philippines, Cultural Anthropology, Vol.73(4): 477-498, 2009, 20090301
  5. Green Neoliberalism, Ecogovernmentality, and Emergent Community: A Case of Coastal Resource Management in Palawan, the Philippines, Philippine Studies, 57(4), 901-36, 20090101
  6. Subject, Agency, and Identity in the Lowland Philippines: Focusing on the Concept of "Dungan" as a Folk Notion of Power, SHI'EN, 64(2), 13-38, 2003/04/01
  7. Anthropological Study on the Development of Livelihood Strategy and Identity Construction in the Island Southeast Asia--Focusing on the Folk Notions of Power in the Visayas, Philipines--, Ph.D. Dissertation (Rikkyo University), 1-242, 20040401
  8. The Notion on Power, Self, and Identity among the Visayan Migrants of the Philippines, The Journal of Social and Cultural Studies on Asia, 105-121, 20030401
  9. Fiesta, Patron Saint, and the Concept of Gahum: A Preliminary Study on the Folk Notion of Power among Cebuano Migrant Fisherfolk, Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, 30(1/2), 111-137, 20020401
  10. Maria Cacao and Golden Boat: the Legend and Image of the Homeland among the Visayan Migrants, Philippines, SHI’EN, 62(2), 6-29, 20020401
  11. Rethinking Maria Cacao: Legend-making in the Visayan Context, Philippine Studies, 49(4), 560-583, 20010401
  12. Everyday Politics over Socio-Cultural Resources in the Philippine Frontier--A Note for Understanding Dynamics of a Migrant Community--, YAKARA:Studies in Ethnology, 31, 1-17, 19990401
  13. A Study on social relationships supporting the inter-islands migration in the Philippines: focusing on the life histories of the Cebuano fishers, SHI’EN, 59(1), 42-71, 19981001
  14. A Study on the Migrant Fisherfolk in the Visayas, Philippines, The Japanese Journal of Ethnology, 62(3), 294-314, 19970401

Publications such as books

  1. Seki, Koki 2016 People and Rural Society in the Philippines: Focusing on the Interactions of Institution and Practices of Resource Use, in "The 64 Chapters about the Contemporary Philippines", Akashi-Shoten, 2016, 2016, 日本語, Koki Seki, 978-4-7503-4456-0, 400, 35-39
  2. Seki, K. “Identity Construction of Migrant Children and Representation of the Family: The 1.5-Generation Filipino Youth in California, USA” in I. Nagasaka and A. Fresnoza-Flot (eds.) Mobile Childhoods in Filipino Transnational Families: Migrant Children with Similar Roots in Different Routes. 2015, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.151-178.
  3. The Filipino Identity and its “Performativity”, “Fluidity”, and “Ambivalence”, Sabangan vol.1. 34-37, (Philippine Women's University, 2015)
  4. Seki, K. 2014. Crafting Livelihood in the Era of Neoliberal Environmentality, in Eder, James and Oscar Evangelista eds., Palawan and Its Global Connections, pp.161-194, Ateneo de Manila University Press.
  5. Seki, K. 2014. After “closing of the frontier”: Mobility and government in Visayan fishing communities in the twentieth century, in Zayas, Kawada, de la Pena (eds.), Visayas and Beyond: Continuing Studies on Subsistence and Belief in the Islands, pp111-132, Center for International Studies publications, University of the Philippines, Diliman.
  6. Seki, K., “Women Living under the Hollowed-out State: Cases of Feminization of International Migration and Conditional Cash Transfer in the Philippines”, Fukuhara & Yoshimura eds., Women in Contemporary Asia-Living in the Globalizing Societies, pp235-252, 2014, (in Japanese)
  7. Koki Seki, Migration, Power, and Identity in the Philippine Islands Society - An Ethnography of Maritime Societies, 2007, Kyoto: Sekaishisosha. 364P.
  8. Seki, K. “ Maritime Migration in the Visayas: A Case Study of the Dalaguetenon Fisherfolk, Cebu” in G.W. Bautista and H. Umehara, eds., Communities at the Margins : Reflections on Social, Economic and Environmental Change in the Philippines, Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila Univ. Press, pp.193-221, 2004.
  9. Seki, K. “Social Change and Migration: a Case from Palawan,” in Iwao Ushijima and Cynthia N. Zayas (eds.), Bisayan knowledge, Movement, and Identity, Quezon City: University of the Philippine Press, pp. 271-294, 2000.

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Koki Seki, Governing the Risks and Precariousness under the Contemporary Reconfiguration of “the Social”: the Ethnographies of Vulnerability and Resilience in the Philippines”, The 10th International Conference on Philippine Studies, July 6-8, 2016, Dumaguete City, Philippines., Without Invitation
  2. Deploying “the Social” without Welfare State: Complexity and Contradiction Experienced in the Philippines, Seki, Koki, the 114th Annual Meeting of American Anthropological Association, 2015/11/18, Without Invitation, American Anthropological Association, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  3. Reconfiguration of “the Social” and the Government of Poverty in the Philippines: A Case of Conditional Cash Transfer in Slum Community of Manila, paper presented at the 113th Annual Meeting of American Anthropological Association, Dec 3-7, 2014, Washington D.C., USA., Seki, Koki, Without Invitation
  4. "Neoliberal Poverty Alleviation, Moral Discourse, and Mutation of “the Social”: A Case of a Slum Community in the Philippines, IUAES 2014, May 15-18, 2014, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan., Without Invitation
  5. Citizenship Project and Contested Notion of “Help”: Dilemma and Unintended Outcomes of Neoliberal Social Policy in the Philippines, the 3rd Philippine Studies Conference in Japan (PSCJ), Feb. 28 – March 1, 2014, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan., Without Invitation
  6. Capitalizing on the Desire: The Government of Poverty under the Neoliberal Social Policy in the Philippines, the 112th Annual Meeting of American Anthropological Association, November 20-24, 2013, Chicago, USA., Without Invitation
  7. The Government of Urban Poverty and Neoliberal Spcial Policy: A Case of Conditional Cash Transfer in the Philippines, The 17th World Congress of the IUAES, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, in University of Manchester, 5th -10th August 2013., Without Invitation
  8. Inclusion and Non-inclusion under the Government of Urban Poverty: A Case Study of Conditional Cash Transfer (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) under the Aquino Government, 9th International Conference on Philippine Studies, Oct 28 to 30, 2012, Michigan State University, Without Invitation
  9. Difference and Identity in the Transnational Social Field: A Case of the Filipino 1.5 Generation Children in the United States, Third International Conference on Geographies of Children, Young People and Families, National University of Singapore, 11th -13th of July, 2012, Without Invitation
  10. Difference and Alliance in Transnational Social Fields: Pendulum Identity of the Filipino Middle Class, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Perth, University of Western Australia, July 5 to 8, 2011, Without Invitation
  11. After the “Closing of the Frontier”: Governmentality and Creation of Eco-rational Subjects, The Second Philippine Studies Conference in Japan (PSCJ 2010), International Congress Center Epochal Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, Nov. 13 to 14, 2010., Without Invitation
  12. ”The Accidental Scholar as Activist: From Ecocolonialism to Effective Transnational Alliances in Palawan’s Environmental Movement” (Poster Presentation at Society for Applied Anthropology, 69th Annual Meeting, March 17-21, 2009, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Co-authored with Rebecca L. Austin, Noah Theriault, Dante Dalabajan, Dario Novellino, Wolfram Dressler, Michael Fabinyi, Melanie Hughes McDermott, and Nicole Revel)., Without Invitation
  13. ”Coastal Resource Management, Emergent Community, and Alternative Public Sphere: A Case of Palawan, Philippines″, (presented at 8th International Conference of Philippine Studies, 23-25July 2008, Philippine Social Science Center, Metro Manila, Philippines), Without Invitation
  14. “Maritime Migration in the Visayas:A Case Study of the Fisherfolk from Dalaguete,Cebu.(presentation at 6th International Conference of Philippine Studies, October 11 to 14, 2000, Quezon City, Philippines), Without Invitation

Awards

  1. The 24th Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Award