Professor of Sociology, Rissho University, Japan
Prof Masataka Katagiri is one of Japan’s pre-eminent social theorists. The author and editor of ten books in sociology, he enjoys a national and international reputation for his research on identity studies, narrative and memory, and the sociology of everyday life. A former editor of Japanese Sociological Review, and Past President of the Japanese Association of Sociological Theory, his award-winning book Sociology of past and memory (2003) was selected by the Japan Sociological Association as one of the most influential studies of postwar Japanese society.
Anthony Elliott, Masataka Katagiri and Atsushi Sawai (eds) (2013) Routledge companion to contemporary Japanese social theory: from individualization to globalization in Japan today, Routledge.
Anthony Elliott, Masataka Katagiri and Atsushi Sawai (2012) 'The new individualism and contemporary Japan: theoretical avenues and the Japanese new individualist path', Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 42(4): 425–443.
Masataka Katagiri (2011) Jiko no Hakken: Shakaigaku-shi no Furontia [Discovery of the self: frontier of the history of sociology], Seakai-shiso-sha.
Masataka Katagiri (2006) Ninchi Shakaigaku no Koso: Kategori, Jiko, Shakai [The basic idea of cognitive sociology: category, self and society], Sekai-shiso-sha.
Masataka Katagiri (2000) 'Jiko no Kochiku to Kioku' [The construction of self and memory], Jokyo [Situation], 94: 110–125.
Masataka Katagiri (2000) Jiko to 'Katari' no Shakaigaku: Kochikushugi-teki-tenkai [Self and sociology of 'narrative': constructionist development], Kyoto: Sekaishiso-sha.
Masataka Katagiri (1992) 'On privatization of meaning', Human Studies, 15(1): 61–75.