Books and dissertations 
  • Youth Movements, Trauma and Alternative Space in Contempoarary Japan, Leiden: Global Oriental (Brill), 2014
  • Shock and Naturalization in Contemporary Japanese Literature, Folkestone: Global Oriental, 2007
  • Shôgeki to shizenka – moderunite no chikaku ni okeru niyôshiki o megutte (Shock and Naturalization: an Inquiry into Two Modi of the Perception of Modernity), PhD thesis, Kyoto University, 2002.
  • Shock and Naturalization: An Inquiry into the Perception of Modernity, Lund: Lund University, 2002. 


Articles, essays and reviews
  • Review of Mats Franzén, Nils Hertting & Catharina Thörn, Stad till salu: En­treprenörsurbanismen och det offentliga rummets värde, Sociologisk forskning 54(1-2): 150-153, 2016

  • Review of Stina Hansson, Sofie Hellberg and Maria Stern (eds), Studying the Agency of Being Governed, Acta Sociologica 59(1) (Feb 2016): 85-86.
  • “Naturalized Modernity and the Resistance it Evokes: Sociological Theory Meets Murakami Haruki”, ProtoSociology: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Vol. 32: 17-35.
  • "What's Alternative about Alternative Space?", 5: Designing Media Ecology (Special issue: "Mobility and Place: Alternative Spaces in Asia"), Vol 5: 30-37.

  • "Towards a Post-apocalyptic Environmentalism", Mobilizing Ideas ?” (guest editor Jennifer Hadden), May 4;
  • “I svallvågorna av Fukushima – Kommer Japan att våga satsa på kärnkraft igen?” (In the wake of Fukushima - Will Japan dare to bet on nuclear power again?), pp. 233-253, in Linus Hagström & Pia Moberg (eds.) Japan nu – Strömningar och perspektiv (2’d edition), Stockholm: Carlssons (co-authored with Marie Söderberg).

  • “Let Us Live! Empowerment and the Rhetoric of Life in the Japanese Precarity Movement”, positions: east asia cultures critique 22(1):  41-69.
  • “Lovable Anarchism: Campus Protest in Japan from the 1990s until Today”, Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 6: 361-382;
  • “Contestation and Bracketing: The Relation between Public Space and the Public Sphere”, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 32(4): 689-703.
  • “Activism Beyond the Pleasure Principle? Homelessness and Art in the Shinjuku Underground”, Third Text 27(5): 620-633.
  • Review of Marisa von Bülow, Building Transnational Networks: Civil Society and the Politics of Trade in the Americas, American Journal of Sociology 118(6) (May): 1714-1716
  • “Längtan efter förändring: Sociala rörelser och medborgaraktivism i Japan” (Yearning for change: social movements and citizen activism in Japan), pp 141-162, in Linus Hagström & Pia Moberg (eds) Japan nu – Strömningar och perspektiv, Stockholm: Carlssons.
  • "Skapandet av Japan och det japanska: Nationalism och minoriteter” (The creation of Japan and the Japanese: nationalism and minorities), pp 29-50, in Linus Hagström & Pia Moberg (eds) Japan nu –Strömningar och perspektiv, Stockholm: Carlssons (co-authored with Martin Nordeborg).
  • Play and Empowerment: The Role of Alternative Space in SocialMovements”, Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies 12(1) (May).
  • Review of Miki Hasegawa, ‘We Are Not Garbage!’: The Homeless Movement in Tokyo, 1994–2002, Japanese Studies 32(2): 295-296.

  • “Public Space in Recent Japanese Political Thought and Activism: From the Rivers and Lakes to Miyashita Park”, Japanese Studies 31(3), 2011: 405-422.
  • “Nômanzurando jiritsu zôn kôkyô kûkan – ’Akichi’ o dô yatte mamoru ka toiu mondai to Miyashita kôen ni tsuite” (No man’s land, autonomous zone, public space: Reflections on how to defend a wasteland and on Miyashita Park), Impaction 178, February, 2011.
  • Den japanska alternativrörelsen är både politisk och inte” (The Japanese alternative movement is both political and not), Tvärsnitt Nr. 2, 2011: 44-48.
  • "Sei no katari to Nihon no purekariâto undô" (Narrating life and the Japanese precarity movement), Mirai kairo 4.0 (November): 76-86.
  • “The Public Sphere as Deliberation or Bracketing? Recent Directions in the Development of the Concept in Japan”, pp 147-159, in Noriko Thunman & Nanyang Guo (eds) Cultural Translations: Proceedings of the Workshop / Symposium in Varberg and Kyoto, Göteborg: University of Gothenburg
  • Japan’s Lost Decade and Its Two Recoveries: On Sawaragi Noi, Japanese Neo-pop and Anti-war Activism”, pp 39-60, in Nina Cornyetz & Keith Vincent (eds) Perversion and Modern Japan: Psychoanalysis, Literature, Culture, London & New York: Routledge, 2010.
  • “Lek och empowerment – de alternativa rummens roll i sociala rörelser” (Play and Empowerment: The Role of Alternative Space in Social Movements), Sociologisk forskning 47:2, 2010:49-72.
  • “Nihon no wakamono no mondai ni tsuite no shinrigakuteki shakaigakuteki kôsatsu: Nihon ni okeru gaikokujin kenkyûsha kara no shiten” (Psychological and sociological reflexions on Japanese youth problems: A view from foreign researchers in Japan), Kokoro no mirai (Kokoro Research Center Research Magazine), Vol 5, 2010:40-47 (co-authored with Norassakunkit, Vinai & Toivonen, Tuuka & Uchida, Yukiko & Zielenziger, Michael).
  • “Ingenmansland och offentlighet – Några betraktelser om hur man försvarar en park” (No-man’s-land and public space: Reflections on how to defend a park), Subaltern 2010: 88-95.
  • “The Quest for Freedom”, Rakuyû: Kyoto University Newsletter No. 18, October, 2010:10.
  • “‘Ikinobiru koto’ to ‘ikiru koto’” (Surviving and living), Surôwâku, No 35, March, 2009:10-12
  • "Review of Miriam Silverberg, Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times", Japanese Studies 29:1, May, 2009:148-150.
  • "Review of Jennifer Chan (ed) Another Japan is Possible: New Social Movements and Global Citizenship Education", Japanese Studies 29:2, September, 2009:303-304.
  • From Withdrawal to Resistance: The Rhetoric of Exit from Yoshimoto Takaaki to Karatani Kojin”, Japan Focus, March 2008.
  • "Soshiki shakai e no teikô: A. O. Hâshuman Ridatsu-Hatsugen-Chûsei” (The resistance against organization society: On A.O. Hirschman’s Exit, Voice, and Loyalty), pp 127-137, in Inoue, Shun & Itô, Kimio (eds), Shakaigaku bêshikusu: Shakai kôzô to hendô, Vol. 2, Kyoto: Sekai Shisôsha, 2008 (Second edition 2011).
  • “Ba no mondai II” (The problem of place II), Surôwâku, Nr 23, February, 2008:9-11.
  • “Ba no mondai III” (The problem of place III), Surôwâku, No 28, August, 2008:13-15.
  • "Exteriority and Transcritique: Karatani Kojin and the Impact of the 1990s", Japanese Studies 27:1, May 2007:1-18.
  • “Ba no mondai” (The problem of place), Surôwâku, Nr 18, August, 2007:7-9.
  • ”Japansk populärkultur – från gullighetskult till nationalism” (Japanese popular culture: from cute culture to nationalism), Glänta, Nr. 3 2006:115-128.
  • “Sydkoreansk ‘adoptionsindustri’ – en form av imperialism?” (South Korean 'adoption industry': a form of imperialism?), review of Tobias Hübinette Comforting an Orphaned Nation), Internationella Studier Nr 2, 2006:87-89.
  • "Ghosts, Angels, and Repetition in the Films of Wong Kar-wai”, Film International Nr 16, April, 2005:10-23.
  • “Does Japan matter? The End of Models and the Task of Learning”, NIAS-Nytt: Asia Insights, Nr. 1 mars 2005:7-8.
  • "Fear, Desire, and the Ideal of Authenticity: Antinomies of Modernity in Abe Kôbô and Martin Heidegger”, Africa & Asia, Nr 5, July 2005:3-24.
  • “Rädslan som system och konsten att bryta sig ut” (Fear as system and the art of breaking out), Göteborgsposten (Kultur), 2005-08-01.
  • ”Revolt och melankoli. Om stadens gestalt hos situationisterna och Walter Benjamin” (Revolt and Melancholy: On the Experience of the City in the Situationists and Walter Benjamin), Res Publica. Symposions litterära och teoretiska tidskrift, nr.64, 2004:88-115.
  • ”Traditionen för tanken bortom moderniteten” (Tradition guides thought beyond modernity [An introduction to Nishida Kitarô]), Axess, May 2004:29-31.
  • “I den ändlösa vardagen hotar ingen fiende” (No enemy threatens in the never-ending everyday), Axess, December 2004:18-21 (Also published in Kay Glans (ed) Indien kastar loss - Press under press: teman ur tidskriften Axess år 2004, Stockholm: Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, pp 401-415). English translation (by Phil Holmes) as "After Paranoia" on Axess Magazine.

  • “Moderniteten som natur – chockens upplösning i Murakami Harukis författarskap” (Modernity as Nature: On the Dissolution of Shock in the Writings of Murakami Haruki), pp 99-116, in Mattias Martinsson & Anders Johansson (eds) Efter Adorno, Stockholm: Glänta, 2003.
  • “Taikutsusa to no tôsô, shôgeki e no nosutarujî – W.Benyamin to Murakami Ryû o megutte” (The Struggle against Boredom and the Nostalgia for Shock: Reflections on Walter Benjamin and Murakami Ryû), Kyôto Shakaigaku Nenpô (Kyoto Journal of Sociology), Vol. 9, 2002:75-92.
  • “Shock and Modernity in Walter Benjamin and Kawabata Yasunari”, Japanese Studies, 19: 3, 1999:237-252.
  • “Livsvärldens rationalisering och studiet av partikularism” (Particularism and the Rationalization of the Lifeworld), Sociologisk Forskning, 34:3, 1997:59-78.
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