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At Home and in the FieldEthnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands$
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Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824847593

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.001.0001

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Being and Time in Nagasaki, Japan

Being and Time in Nagasaki, Japan

(p.272) Being and Time in Nagasaki, Japan
At Home and in the Field

Toru Yamada

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter reflects on a physical and ethnographic encounter with a particular concept of time—tidal time—during fieldwork in Japan's island communities. “Tidal time” is a schedule that follows the rhythm of the tides—one which the fishing communities observed in this chapter depend upon, and one which can conflict with the ethnographer's “clock time.” Hence the chapter reflects on how temporal and spatial orientation is often held at the subconscious level, and also is understood as common sense among those who engage in the same daily activities. Yet designing fieldwork schedules based on familiar cultural logic can limit one's ability to understand local cultural logic.

Keywords:   tidal time, Nagasaki, Japan, fishing communities, tides, cultural logic

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