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Miyako Inoue
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow 2011-12

Miyako Inoue, Associate Professor in the department of Anthropology, teaches linguistic anthropology and Japan studies. Her first book, Vicarious Language: Gender and Linguistic Modernity in Japan, traces the history of the idea of “Japanese women's language” from its emergence to the opening of the twentieth century in the context of Japanese modernization, and also presents an ethnographic analysis of the centrality of women's language in contemporary gender politics. Her current research concerns the social history of Japanese stenography and its linkage with the concept of modern Japanese language, gender and colonialism.

For her fellowship, Inoue’s project concerns the relationship between gender and the mechanical reproduction of language. It investigates the ways in which women figure in the cultural meanings of technologies and techniques of reproduction, in general, and in the reproduction and repetition of the language of others, in particular, with a specific focus on the social history of court stenography and the (female) labor of turning speech into legal documents.

Further information about Professor Inoue is available from her website.