Shin HOSHINO ( ) Associate Professor

Area of expertiseCultural anthropology, medical anthropology

Classes taught

Introductory Seminar, Yamaguchi and the World, Methods of Social Research1, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Seminar, Regional Understanding and Partnership Seminar 1 and 2, Community Design

Short biography

(1) Academic background
March 1988 Completed the Master’s Course in Geology, Graduate School of Arts, Rikkyo University
(June 1989 Visiting Scholar, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Republic of China (Taiwan))
March 1990 Withdrew from the Doctoral Course in Geology, Graduate School of Arts, Rikkyo University without obtaining a degree
(2) Professional background
April 1991 Lecturer, Matsuyama Shinonome Junior College (until March 1997)
April 1997 Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Yamaguchi University (until March 2006)
April 2006 Lecturer, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University (until March 2014)
April 2014 Lecturer, Organization for University Education, Yamaguchi University (until March 2015)
April 2015 Lecturer, Faculty of Global and Science Studies, Yamaguchi University (down to the present)

Major papers, books, and works

・Hoshino, S. (1990) “Concerning categories of “illnesses”: An introduction to theories of suffering,” Namahira, E. (ed.), The Culture of Illness: Frontiers in Medical Anthropology, Kaimeisha, pp. 67-91. ・Hoshino, S. (1991) “Tales as life stories,” Namahira, E. (ed.), When Legends are Born: Stories for Discussing the Deceased, Fukutake Shoten, pp. 189-214. ・Hoshino, S. (2000) “The role of and potential for anthropology in medical science and medical education: For the development of health and medical care based on a comprehensive human understanding,” Aoyagi M. (ed.), Cultural Anthropology of Development, Kokon Shoin, pp. 39-57. ・Hoshino, S. (2002) “The Refusal of Blood Transfusions as Cultural Conflict: On changing social and medical conditions relevant to the refusal of blood transfusions on religious grounds by Jehovah’s Witnesses in Japan,” The Japanese Journal of Ethnology, Vol. 66, No. 4, pp. 460-481. ・Hoshino, S. (2006) “Where the stories of caregivers and ordinary people intersect,” Eguchi S., Sato, S., and Nomura, N. (eds.), Narrative and Medicine, Kongo Shuppan, pp.70-81. ・Hoshino, S. (2007) “Is ‘health promotion’ possible as a form of ‘urban development’? Resident participation-style health policy in local communities with declining birthrates and aging populations, Science of Health, Vol. 49, No. 5, pp. 333-337. ・Hoshino, S. (2014) “The “Goitai” as the First Patient,” Ukigawa S. (ed.), Hopes for Suffering: Anthropology of Suffering Among Professionals, Kyodo Isho Shuppan Co., Ltd., pp. 167-193. ・Hoshino, S. (2015) “For the survival of the changing medical environment in Japan: Potential for cooperation between medical education and social science,” Medical Education, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 308-314.

Degree Master’s (literature)
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