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John W. Traphagan

Professor Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

John W. Traphagan

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Biography

Courses taught:

Undergraduate courses:

Death, Ritual, and Medicine in East Asia; Anthropology of Religion; Japanese Religion and Society; Gender and Power in Japanese Society; Introduction to Japan; Sport and Culture in Asia and the US; Japanese Concepts of Body and Self

Graduate courses:

Ritual, Culture, and Society; Core Readings in Japanese Studies; Religion and Ritual in Japan; Globalization in East Asia

NIH Biosketch

Interests

Medical anthropology, gender and aging, globalization, family and kinship, religion and ritual

Publications

Books

  • Traphagan, John W. (ed.).  2007.  Culture, Care, and Aging in Asia:  Special Issue of the Journal of Long Term Home Health Care 25(1).
  • Hashimoto, Akiko and J. W. Traphagan (eds.).  In press.  Imagined Families, Lived Families: Culture and Kinship in Contemporary Japan.  Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Thang, Leng Leng, Mui Teng Yap, John W. Traphagan (eds.).  2005.  Aging in Asia: Special Issue of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 20(4).
  • Thompson, C. S. and J. W. Traphagan (eds.). 2006. Wearing Cultural Styles in Japan:  Concepts of Tradition and Modernity in Practice.  Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Traphagan, J. W. 2004. The Practice of Concern: Ritual, Well-Being, and Aging in Rural Japan.  Durham: Carolina Academic Press.
  • Traphagan, J. W. and John Knight (eds.)  2003. Demographic Change and the Family in Japan's Aging Society. Albany:  State University of New York Press.
  • Traphagan, J. W. 2000. Taming Oblivion: Aging Bodies and the Fear of Senility in Japan. Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Aoyagi, K., P. J. M. Nas, and  J. W. Traphagan (eds.)  1998.  Toward Sustainable Cities: Readings in the Anthropology of Urban Environments.  Leiden: Institute of Cultural and Social Studies, University of Leiden.
  • Onodera, S., T. Nakamura, S. Aizawa, T. Oikawa, J. Traphagan and T. Watanabe.  1995 金ヶ崎の終戦:高谷野原飛行場をめぐる戦争と平和 [The End of the War in Kanegasaki: War and Peace around Kôyanohara Airfield].  Kanegasaki, Japan:  Kanegasaki Insatsu.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Traphagan, John W.  Under review.  Intergenerational Ambivalence, Power, and Perceptions of Elder Suicide in Rural Japan.  Journal of Aging Studies
  • Kim, H. and John W. Traphagan.  In press.  From Socially Weak to Potential Consumer: Changing Discourses of Elder Status in South Korea.  Care Management Journals
  • Traphagan, John W.  In press.  Embodiment, Ritual Incorporation, and Cannibalism among the Iroquoians after 1300 C.E.  Journal of Ritual Studies.
  • Traphagan, John W.  In press.  Power, Intergenerational Conflict, and the Discourse on Filial Piety in Rural Japan.  Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.
  • Traphagan, John W. and Tomoko Nagasawa.  In press.  Long-Term Care Entrepreneurialism in Japan: Changing Approaches to Caring for Dementia Sufferers.  Care Management Journals.
  • Traphagan, John W.  2007.  Aging in Asia: Perspectives from Qualitative and Quantitative Research.  Journal of Long Term Home Health Care 25(2):16-17.
  • Traphagan, John W.  2006.  Power, Family and Filial Responsibility in Japan. Care Management Journals 7(4):207-214.
  • Yap, Mui Teng, Leng Leng Thang, and John W. Traphagan.  2005.  Aging in Asia—Perennial Concerns on Support and Caring for the Old.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 20(4):257-267.
  • Traphagan, J. W.  2005.  Interpreting Senility: Cross-Cultural Perspectives.  Care Management Journals 6(3):145-150.
  • Yap, Mui, Leng Leng Thang, and John W. Traphagan.  2005.  Introduction: Aging in Asia—Perennial Concerns on Caring for the Old.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 20(4):257-267.
  • Traphagan, J. W. 2005.  Heroes of the Antimodern: “Respect for the Elderly Day” and Writing the Narrative of the Elder Generation in Japan.  Journal of Ritual Studies 19(2):99-114.
  • Henderson, J. Neil and J. W. Traphagan.  2005. Cultural Factors in Dementia: Perspectives from the Anthropology of Aging Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders  19(4):272-274.
  • Traphagan, J. W. 2005.  Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/ Spirituality for Use in Health Research in Cross-Cultural Perspective.  Research on Aging 27(4):387-419.
  • Traphagan, J. W. 2005.  Interpretations of Elder Suicide, Stress and Dependency among Rural Japanese. Ethnology 43(4):315-329.
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