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■Current status

◇[Column]"An Approach to Urban Space and Autonomous Culture: Reports on Manchester Zine Scene (1) Salford Zine Library"
 January 26, 2018 / AMeeT (Web Magazine based in Kyoto)
 cf. ◇"[Serial Publication] An Approach to Urban Space and Autonomous Culture: Reports on Manchester Zine Scene": Related Information (January 29, 2018)

◇[Field survey]"Current Situation Survey on Zine Libraries and Zine Scene in Manchester"
 December 13-19, 2017 *Solo Work

◇[Column]"One Night in London, Princess Nokia Shouted 'Save Latin Village!'"
 November 12, 2017 / Anti-gentrification Information Center

◇[Talk]"Food, Zine and Feminism: What We Are Trying to Convey"
 October 28, 2017 (Saturday) 17:00-17:30 at Cafe Phalam (Kyoto, Japan)
 Speaker: YOZA Hiromi (the Owner of Cafe Phalam) and MURAKAMI Kiyoshi
 as Part of NIJO Zine² Fest
 【Handout(PDF)】(author: Murakami Kiyoshi)

◇[Column]"Young Latin-American Feminists in London Shout 'Resist Gentrification!'"
 July 1, 2017 / Anti-gentrification Information Center

◇[Academic Conference Presentation: Panel Session]MURASAWA Mahoro, MURAKAMI Kiyoshi and HARAGUCHI Takeshi "Transformation of Gentrification: An Inter-disciplinary Study on Global Urbanization"
 June 24, 2017 (Saturday) 13:30-15:15 at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)
 on Cultural Typhoon 2017 (Association for Cultural Typhoon)

"Morning Zine Circle" at Cafe Phalam (Kyoto, Japan)
 Every 2nd Friday AM10:00-11:00 (Start Date: October 14, 2016)
 Facilitator: MURAKAMI Kiyoshi

■Present Post (2016.04 - )

◇Visiting Researcher
at Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University

◇Part-time lecturer
at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Subject: Introduction to Gender Studies)
& College of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University (Subject: Qualitative Analysis Statistical)

■Academic Degree

Ph.D. (2009.03)

■Year of Birth


■Research subject

◇A Role of Zines in Grassroots Women's Movements
◇History and Current Status of Feminist Archives, and Its Significance and lssues
◇History of Women's Thoughts and Movements in Postwar Japan
◇Gentrification and Women's Community: Occupy, Resist and Culture
◇Possibility of the Spread of Anarcha-feminism / Ecofeminism in Japan

■Research Interests

◇Women's History
◇Women's Movement
◇Women's Work
◇Arcane Life of Housewives
◇Feminist Archive Action
◇Feminist Zine Scene
◇Riot grrrl
◇Third-wave Feminism
◇DIY Culture
◇Food Activism
◇Workers' Collective
◇Women's Housing Action
◇Anti-gentrification Movement
◇Temporary Autonomous Zone

◇Japanese Old Films
◇SHINGEKI (=The Western-style drama newly developed in modern Japan)
◇KAYŌKYOKU (=Japanese popular songs which were popular in the Showa era)
◇Female AOR
◇BUTOH (=A form of Japanese contemporary dance)
◇Contemporary Dance
◇Women's Writing
◇Woman Poet
◇Circle Activities in Postwar Japan

◇Dance Criticism
◇Zine Review

■Introduction of My Research

◇July 13, 2015 "How Can We Represent Oppression, Conflict and Independence of Housewives?"
◇September 1, 2013 "Of the Living as Housewives" (Research Highlights)

■Media Coverage (2016.10 - )

◇GYOJI Chie / October 21, 2017 / "Exchanging Thoughts in a Face-to-face Relationship: 'Zine' as a Booklet Written by Everyday People; An Exhibition on October 28 in Nakagyo", The Kyoto Shimbun 2017-10-21: 17
* An article about NIJO Zine² Fest (October 28, 2017) and the activity of Morning Zine Circle (since October 2016) based on an interview with Kiyoshi Murakami and Hiromi Yoza (the owner of Cafe Phalam)
◇GYOJI Chie / October 12, 2016 / " 'ZINE' as a Media to Write One's Thought/Mind: Seeking for the Historical Background and the Meaning", The Kyoto Shimbun 2016-10-12: 23
* An article about ZINE culture based on an interview with Kiyoshi Murakami

■Recent Lectures

◆Introduction to Gender Studies (at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
◇2014 "Girls and the City: Women's Culture in Kobe"
◇2015 "Females and the Sea"
◇2016 "Grrrl / Queer / Feminist Zines"
◇2017 "Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes: Media, Space, and Activism"

◆Comparative Analysis of the Family (S) (at College of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
◇2013・2014・2015 "Reconsidering the 'Family' from the Viewpoint of the Existence of 'Housewives'"
◇2016 "The Forms of 'Family' Observed from the 'Housing' Problems"

◆Qualitative Analysis Statistical (SB) (at College of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)

■Recent Notes

◇April 2017 - July 2017 "[Serial Publication] Notes on Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes"
◇September 23, 2016 "Report: ASIAN ZINESTER ASYLUM (September 13, 2016 / Shinjuku, Tokyo)"

◇April 2016 - August 2016 "[Serial Publication] Notes on Grrrl / Queer / Feminist Zines"


◇February 18, 2018 "[Translation] An Announcement on NYC Feminist Zinefest by Jenna Freedman (@zinelib)"
◇February 17, 2018 "[Translation] Suggestions from Kirsty Fife (@DIYarchivist) on a Pay for Work with Zines"
◇February 15, 2018 "[Translation] Feminist Disagreement Is a Strength, Not a Weakness (Tobi Vail)"
◇February 5, 2018 "[Translation] The free induction of Risograph printing run by Rabbits Road Press"

◇February 2, 2018 "[Translation] Offer of 'Pay It Forward' from Northwest Zinefest (@nwzinefest) in advance of the fest of 2018"
◇January 20, 2018 "[Translation] The role that zines have played in Student activism (Columbia Libraries‏)"
◇November 23, 2017 "[Translation] Introduction to Dear Diary Zine Fest 2018 (Excerpts)" (1)(2)
◇November 10, 2017 "[Translation] London: where landmark social housing can be art, but can't be housing (David Madden‏)"
◇November 4, 2017 "[Translation] Please don't write about the world of #zines, or zine culture and only focus on the U.S. & U.K. (ZINES)"
◇November 2, 2017 "[Translation] Zine making is a manifestly political act (ZINES)"
◇October 14, 2017 "[Translation] Zines are the antidote to corporate magazines not the replacement (Zine Nation)"
◇October 4, 2017 "[Translation] Tweets from Gina Murrell (@GinaMurrell1) on Zine Workshop (October 4, 2017)"
◇August 16, 2017 "[Translation] A statement by female:pressure (August 15, 2017)"
◇July 27, 2017 "[Translation] Let's encourage people to do it themselves... (Synchronise Witches / July 20, 2017)"
◇July 25, 2017 "[Translation] Zines aren't making a comeback, because they never fucking left (ZINES / July 25, 2017)"
◇July 11, 2017 "[Translation] London Latinxs: Building Affinity Groups, Fighting Oppression" (Usayd Younis & Cassie Quarless / STRIKE! Issue 15 / 2016)
◇July 1, 2017 "[Translation] Anyone can make a #zine and it can be shared (LB Public Library‏)"
◇June 22, 2017 "[Translation] [Event] Salsa&Samba Shutdown PART II" (The London Latinxs / June 19, 2017)
◇June 21, 2017 "[Translation] Resist Gentrification!" (The London Latinxs / April 9, 2017)
◇June 5, 2017 "[Translation] Press release: Feminists occupy Holloway Prison to demand more domestic violence services" (Sisters Uncut / May 27, 2017)
◇May 5, 2017 "[Translation] We don't support 'Zine Awards' (Zine Nation)" [cf.]
◇April 18, 2017 "[Translation] Zine Workshop Guide + Resources: Tips and tricks on how you can start a zine workshop group yourself" (Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go)
◇April 12, 2017 "[Translation] Tweets from POC Zine Project (@POCZineProject) on the History of Zines and Education about That (April 10, 2017)"
◇April 11, 2017 "[Translation] Tweets from POC Zine Project (@POCZineProject) on Zine-making and Education (April 9, 2017)"
◇March 13, 2017 "[Translation] Tweets from Synchronise Witches (@s_w_press) on the Importance of the History of Zine (March 13, 2017)"
◇March 9, 2017 "[Translation] Suggestions about Zines and Money (Business): Tweets from Northwest Zinefest, Holly Casio, and Lincoln Zine Fest (March 7, 2017)"
◇February 20, 2017 "[Translation] Sisters Uncut: 'Feministo'"
◇February 15, 2017 "[Translation] Tweets from POC Zine Project (@POCZineProject) on the Connection Between Zine Culture and Academia (December 20, 2016)"
◇January 29, 2017 "[Translation] A Tweet from zine nation (@zinenation) (January 29, 2017)"
◇January 27, 2017 "[Translation] A Tweet from ZINES (@fanzines) (January 22, 2017)"
◇January 21, 2017 "[Translation] 4 Tweets from Northwest Zinefest (@nwzinefest) on Zine Fest and Feminism (January 6, 2017)"
◇January 11, 2017 "[Translation] 'riot grrrl is not a genre' (Julia Downes)"
◇January 4, 2017 "[Translation] 4 Tweets from ZINES (@fanzines) on Zine Scene (December 25/29, 2016)"
◇December 28, 2016 "[Translation] Tweets from Gina Murrell (@GinaMurrell1) on utilizing Twitter (December 28, 2016)"
◇December 26, 2016 "[Translation] A Tweet from ZINES (@fanzines) (December 26, 2016)"
◇December 20, 2016 "[Translation] Focus E15: E15 Open House Occupation"
◇December 19, 2016 "[Translation] Focus E15: About Us"
◇November 25, 2016 "[Translation] Tweets from uh listen (@poetrygirl420) on Zines (November 19, 2016)"
◇November 15, 2016 "[Translation] A Tweet from ZINES (@fanzines) (November 15, 2016)"
◇November 14, 2016 "[Translation] 3 Tweets from ZINES (@fanzines) (November 14, 2016)"
◇November 14, 2016 "[Translation] A Tweet from Polly Neate (@pollyn1) on Domestic Abuse Services (November 14, 2016)"
◇November 14, 2016 "[Translation] A Tweet from Gina Murrell (@GinaMurrell1) on Zine scene (November 14, 2016)"
◇November 9, 2016 "[Translation] A message on the placard of Sisters Uncut NCL (@sistersuncutNCL)"
◇November 7, 2016 "[Translation] The parts of the argument in the seminar "In Defense of Housing" (Oct 25, 2016 / London)"
◇November 6, 2016 "[Translation] A Tweet from Housmans Bookshop (@HousmansBooks) on "National Libraries Museums & Galleries Demonstration" (November 5, 2016)"
◇November 5, 2016 "[Translation] A Tweet from Sisters Uncut (@SistersUncut) on "National Libraries Museums & Galleries Demonstration" (November 5, 2016)"
◇September 3, 2016 "[Translation] 3 Tweets from ZINES (@FANZINES) (September 3, 2016)"
◇August 2, 2016 "[Translation] Minutes of the Zine Librarians unConference 2016: Fragments"
◇June 12, 2016 "[Translation] Hanna, Kathleen, 1991, "The Riot Grrrl Manifesto," Bikini Kill 2"
◇April 21, 2016 "[Translation] Tweets from POC Zine Project (April 21, 2016): Fragments"

■Social Activities (2016.11 - )

[Zine Talk]"The Briefing on Zine Fests / Zine Libraries / Zine-related Projects in the U.K."
 May 20, 2017 (Saturday) 16:00-16:30 at Mishima City Lifelong Learning Center (Shizuoka, Japan)
 Guest Speaker (Lecturer): MURAKAMI Kiyoshi
 as Part of Quiet Hills Zine Festival
[Talk]"The Classic yet New Relationship between Zine and Feminism"
 April 23, 2017 (Sunday) 17:00-19:00 at art space tetra (Fukuoka, Japan)
 Guest Speaker (Lecturer): MURAKAMI Kiyoshi
 as Part of Garden #07 For Zine
[Lecture]"Things to Be Careful of When Organizing a Zine-Making Workshop"
 April 13, 2017 (Thursday) 13:10-14:40 at Doshisha University Imadegawa Campus (Kyoto, Japan)
 Guest Speaker (Lecturer): MURAKAMI Kiyoshi
[Talk]"ZINE, Radio, and Urban Space: The 'Place' of DIY Culture"
 February 4, 2017 (Saturday) 20:15-20:45 at LOSER (Osaka, Japan)
 Guest Speaker (Lecturer): MURAKAMI Kiyoshi
[Lecture & Workshop]"Activism and Zines: Publishing from Marginal/Marginalized Standpoints and Sharing That"
 January 29, 2017 (Sunday) 14:00-16:00 at Kyoto YWCA (Kyoto, Japan)
 Lecturer & Facilitator: MURAKAMI Kiyoshi
[Lecture & Workshop]"Learning through ZINE, Things capable of doing through ZINE: Sharing Thoughts / Knowing Movements / Creating Culture"
 November 20, 2016 (Sunday) 14:00-17:00 at Sansaro Salon (Nagoya, Japan)
 Lecturer & Facilitator: MURAKAMI Kiyoshi

■Academic Achievements (Incomplete List)

◇March 31, 2016 "Thinking about Feminist Zines Now", Ars Vivendi Vol.9: 188-194. (Special Feature 3: The Present of Feminist Zines)
◇NISHIYAMA Atsuko (DIRTY) & MURAKAMI Kiyoshi / March 31, 2016 "To Make Use of Zine as 'Our' Property: An Approach to Feminist Zines and that Potential Possibility" (Interview Article), Ars Vivendi Vol.9: 196-226. (Special Feature 3: The Present of Feminist Zines)
◇March 31, 2015 "Special Feature Commentary: The Reason We Focus on 'Creative Mothers' Now", Ars Vivendi Vol.8: 208-212. (Special Feature 2: Creative Mothers)
◇HORIKOSHI Hidemi, NONAKA Momo & MURAKAMI Kiyoshi / March 31, 2015 "Oppression to Mothers / Mothers' Creation: The Condition of Being Creative Mothers" (Round-table Talk), Ars Vivendi Vol.8: 214-243. (Special Feature 2: Creative Mothers)
◇March 15, 2013 "Women's Fight for Territory: Reclaiming Primitive Resources", Ars Vivendi Vol.6: 379-393. (Special Feature 2: Urban Theory)
◇March 31, 2012 Entanglement between Housewives and Labor: Its Issues and Movements, Rakuhoku Shuppan, 334p. ISBN-10:490312715X ISBN-13:978-4903127156 3200+tax [amazon][kinokuniya]
AMADA Josuke, MURAKAMI Kiyoshi & YAMAMOTO Takanori (Eds.) / March 10, 2012 Disputed Point of Differences: Understanding the Modern Discrimination, Harvestsha, x+299p. ISBN-10:4863390343 ISBN-13: 9784863390348 2700+tax [amazon][kinokuniya]
TATEIWA Shin'ya & MURAKAMI Kiyoshi / December 5, 2011 Prelude to the Theory of Family and Division of Labor by Gender Role, Seikatsu Shoin, 360p. ISBN-10:4903690865 ISBN-13: 978-4903690865 2200+tax [amazon][kinokuniya]
◇November 20, 2010 "Turning Point of "Alternative Labor Practice by Housewives": How will the Workers Collective Change?", pp.166-190, YAMAMOTO Takanori & TAKAHASHI Shinichi (Eds.) Dynamics of "Differences": Practical Challenges of Research and Methodology on Minority, Report Issued by Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.14 ISSN 1882-6539 ※
◇November 20, 2010 "【Round-table Talk】Ethics Imposed on Research and Questions in Practice: What Are "Researchers" who are Wandering among Participants / Involved Persons / People / Activists?", pp.222-293, YAMAMOTO Takanori & TAKAHASHI Shinichi (Eds.) Dynamics of "Differences": Practical Challenges of Research and Methodology on Minority, Report Issued by Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.14 ISSN 1882-6539 ※
◇MURAKAMI Kiyoshi, KURITA Ryuko & IKUTA Takeshi / April 20, 2010 "What Do 'Women' Mean for Labor?", pp.63-102
Freeter’s Free, a Limited Liability Partnership (Eds.) Whose Feminism Is It?: Collection of Dialogues by Freeter’s Free, Jjimbun Shoin ISBN-10:4409240862 ISBN-13: 9784409240861 1890+tax [amazon][kinokuniya]
◇March 31, 2010 "Reexamination of the "Housewife Debates": Problems and Prospects Derived from Reclassifying Debates' Arguments and Objects", The Journal of Studies in Contemporary Sociological Theory 4:160-172
For Details (http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/sst/) (Japanese)
◇March 20, 2010 "Impossibility of Cut of "the Nature of Housewives": Facing Fetters of Female Labor and Life", Ars Vivendi 2:83-95
AMADA Josuke, KOBAYASHI Hayato, SAITO Taku, HASHIGUCHI Shoji, MURAKAMI Kiyoshi & YAMAMOTO Takanori / March 20, 2010 "Production/Labor/Distribution/Discrimination"(Round-table Discussion)
Ars Vivendi 2:14-70
◇December 13, 2009 "Problems and Prospects on Making an Issue of "Women's Poverty"" (Japanese)
The 12th National Convention of the Association for the Socio-culture, Minoh Campus, Osaka University
For Details (http://japansocio-culture.com/) (Japanese)
◇August 31, 2009 "Raising the Question of "the Situation as Housewives" by Women Concerned in the 1970s: From a Record of a Seminar at Tokyo Kunitachi City Public Hall", Ritsumeikan Journal of Human Sciences 19:43-57
For Details (http://www.ritsumeihuman.com/publication/files/ningen19/ningen19.html) (Japanese)
◇March 31, 2009 "A Contemporary History of Ideas and Activities concerning Labor of Housewives in Postwar Japan" (A Doctoral Dissertation) [abstract] (http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/acd/mr/lib/thesis/abstract/2009/k_618_e.htm)
◇March 31, 2009 "The Historical Significance of the Existence of a Women's Liberation Group Opposing Gender Equalitarianism: Practices and Assertions of the Women's Movement in Kyoto against the Employment Equality Act", Core Ethics 5:327-338 [abstract] (http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/acd/gr/gsce/ce/ce5engtext.htm#28)
◇March 20, 2009 "Ideas and Movements Pursuing Liberation of Women from the Standpoint of "Housewife": A Case Study on "the Housewives Front"", The Journal of Studies in Socio-Culture 11:183-201
For Details (http://japansocio-culture.com/) (Japanese)
◇December 7, 2008 "Reconsideration of Women's "Labor" and Income/Security" (Japanese)
The 11th National Convention of the Association for the Socio-culture, Fuchu Campus, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
For Details (http://japansocio-culture.com/) (Japanese)
◇March 31, 2008 "Housewives as Wage-earners and the Part-time Job Problem: An Analysis of the Activities of the Association for Thinking about Women's Liberation from the Standpoint of Housewives and the Liaison Meeting of Part-time Workers and Unorganized Labor", Core Ethics 4:345-358 [abstract]
◇December 9, 2007 "Logic against Law for Equal Employment Opportunity of Men and Women as Lib: Through Cases of Movements in Kyoto" (Japanese)
The 10th National Convention of the Association for the Socio-Culture, Mie University
For Details (http://japansocio-culture.com/) (Japanese)
◇TAKIGAWA Mari, FUYUKI Kai & Bunta (Interviewer: MURAKAMI Kiyoshi) / July 31, 2007 "(Interview) Seeking of the Women's Liberation Movement in Kyoto during 80s", PACE 03:36-49
For Details (http://blog.livedoor.jp/pace_r/) (Japanese)
◇June 10, 2007 ""Equality of the Sexes" or "Division of Women"?: Points that Carve the Women's Liberation Movement since International Women's Year (1975)"
Annual Convention of the Women's Studies Association of Japan in Fiscal 2007, Hosei University
For Details (http://www.joseigakkai-jp.org/) (Japanese)
◇May 1, 2007 "Movements of "Passport for Children with no Family Registration"", Vol 02, Ibunsha ISBN-10: 4753102548 2310 [amazon]
◇March 31, 2007 "On Evaluation of Initial Part-time Work"
"Kodo Seichoki" Kenkyukai (ed)[2007] Re-Discussion of "High Growth" (Japanese)
Report on "Future of Distribution and Assistance" (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research under Category B) (Representative: TATEIWA Shinya), Fiscal 2006
◇March 31, 2007 "Movements against Revision of Labor Standards Law"
SAKAI Kayoko, TAKEMURA Masato and MURAKAMI Kiyoshi, Report on Collection and Investigation of Reference Materials (regarding the Women's Liberation Movement) for Students Who Take Courses on Gender Equality in Kyoto City in Fiscal 2006, pp.12-20, (NPO) Kyoto Human Rights Promotion Center, Net Karasuma
◇March 31, 2006 "Ayako Ishigaki on Problems for Women in Marriage and Work in 1950's", Core Ethics 2:285-293 [abstract]

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