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Nakamura, Karen 1970-

Works: 14 works in 50 publications in 2 languages and 1,590 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karen Nakamura
A disability of the soul : an ethnography of schizophrenia and mental illness in contemporary Japan by Karen Nakamura( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Karen Nakamura explores how the members of this unique community struggle with their lives, their illnesses, and the meaning of community. Told through engaging historical narrative, insightful ethnographic vignettes, and compelling life stories, her account of Bethel House depicts its achievements and setbacks, its promises and limitations. The book is accompanied by a DVD containing two fascinating documentaries about Bethel made by the author
Deaf in Japan : signing and the politics of identity by Karen Nakamura( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many ways to be deaf : international variation in deaf communities by Leila Frances Monaghan( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. A World's Eye View: Deaf Cultures in Global Perspective -- 2. British Manual Alphabets in the Education of Deaf People Since the 17th Century -- 3. Austria's Hidden Conflict: Hearing Culture Versus Deaf Culture -- 4. Pedagogical Issues in Swedish Deaf Education -- 5. Romance and Reality: Sociolinguistic Similarities and Differences between Swiss German Sign Language and Rhaeto-Romansh -- 6. The Dilemma of the Hard of Hearing within the U.S.Deaf Community -- 7. Sociolinguistic Dynamics in American Deaf Communities: Peer Groups Versus Families -- 8. School Language and Shifts in Irish Deaf Identity -- 9. Surdos Venceremos: The Rise of the Brazilian Deaf Community -- 10. South African Sign Language: Changing Policies and Practice -- 11. U-Turns, Deaf Shock, and the Hard of Hearing: Japanese Deaf Identities at the Borderlands -- 12. The Chiying School of Taiwan: A Foreigner's Perspective -- 13. The Changing World of the Russian Deaf Community -- 14. New Ways to Be Deaf in Nicaragua: Changes in Language, Personhood, and Community -- 15. Sign Languages and Deaf Identities in Thailand and Viet Nam -- 16. A for Apple: The Impact of Western Education and ASL on the Deaf Community in Kano State, Northern Nigeria -- Contributors -- Index
Bethel : community and schizophrenia in northern Japan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For those who wonder about how schizophrenia and its patients are dealt with in different countries and cultures from medical and therapeutic points of view, this film is be a good start. Dr. Nakamura captures the corners of the medical treatment, therapeutic treatment, and the Japanese philosophy that touched them all. This documentary looks at Bethel House, founded in Hokkaido, Japan in 1984 to support people with psychiatric disabilities. Also shows the how t\he community setting and programs influence outcome and progress
Deaf Resource Library by Karen Nakamura( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Deaf Resource Library, an online collection of reference materials and links to Web sites about the deaf cultures in Japan and the United States, as well as other information related to deaf and hard of hearing topics. Includes links to Web sites about events, community resources, magazines and newsletters, American Sign Language (ASL), Japanese Sign Language (JSL), fire safety, organizations, schools, technological innovations, and other items. Contains a site search engine
Income taxes : state formulary apportionment methods by Joseph X Donovan( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deaf identities, sign languages, and minority social movement politics in modern Japan (1868-2000) by Karen Nakamura( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese funeral( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young man dies unexpectedly at the age of 39. Over the next three days, we witness Japanese funeral rites with a twist - the man and his family are Christian."--Container
Kureijī in Japan : Beteru no Ie no esunogurafi by Karen Nakamura( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A food habit study of a group of senior citizens in the City of Ithaca by Karen Nakamura( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deaf resource library by Karen Nakamura( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

About American Sign Language by Karen Nakamura( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents "About American Sign Language," a hypertext paper by Karen Nakamura. American Sign Language (ASL) is a complex visual-spatial language that is used by the deaf community in the United States and English-speaking parts of Canada. Describes Gestuno, a vocabulary of signs developed by the World Federation of the Deaf for use at international meetings. Includes information about ASL syntax, grammar, and linguistic studies. Lists ASL dictionaries and places to take courses in ASL
Making sense of sensory ethnography : the sensual and the multisensory by Karen Nakamura( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Making Sense of Sensory Ethnography: The Sensual and the Multisensory( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : ABSTRACT  Sensory ethnography is an emerging trend within visual anthropology, with practitioners focusing on at least two different aspects: the aesthetic‐sensual and the multisensory‐experiential. The former has found expression in some of the observational films of Robert Gardner and his intellectual progeny at the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab. The latter can be seen in the work of Sarah Pink, Paul Stoller, and David MacDougall
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Deaf in Japan : signing and the politics of identity
Many ways to be deaf : international variation in deaf communities
Alternative Names
Karen Nakamura American academic

Karen Nakamura Amerikaans antropologe

Karen Nakamura US-amerikanische Japanologin