Shin-ichiro Ishida

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Shin-ichiro Ishida
Tokyo Metropolitan University
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor
Ph.D in social anthropology(Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2009
Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Oct 2007
Sep 2009
Research Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
Apr 2005
Oct 2007
JSPS Research Fellow, National Museum of Ethnology
Apr 2003
Mar 2005
JSPS Research Fellow, Tokyo Metropolitan University


Apr 2001
Mar 2005
Social Anthropology (Ph.D programme), School of Social Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Apr 1998
Mar 2001
Social Anthropology (MA programme), School of Social Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Apr 1994
Mar 1998
Ethnology and Archaeology, Faculty of Letters, Keio University

Books etc

Gîchere Njûgûna, Mwithimbû S. A. Mûgambi, 石田 慎一郎
University of Nairobi Press   2016   ISBN:9789966792549
Takeshi Tsunoda, Werner Menski, Masami Mori and Shin-ichiro Ishida eds. (Part:Joint Editor)
Shinzansha   May 2015   ISBN:4797280700
Gĩchere Njũgũna, Mwithimbû S. A. Mûgambi, Ishida Shinichiro
National Museums of Kenya   2014   
Ochiai Takehiko ed. (Part:Contributor, Miraa industry and the mobilisation of local resources in the Igembe district of Kenya)
May 2014   ISBN:4771025061
Shin-ichiro Ishida (Part:Editor)
May 2011   ISBN:4872593685
Lawrence Rosen (Takeshi Tsunoda, Shin-ichiro Ishida et al. trans.) (Part:Joint Translation)
May 2011   ISBN:4571410433
Masaki Nakamasa ed. (Part:Contributor)
Mar 2010   ISBN:4275008669
Hinz Manfred O., Mapaure Clever, Namibia Scientific Society (Part:Contributor, Legal pluralism and human rights in a Kenyan court: An analysis of dowry claim cases)
Namibia Scientific Society   2010   ISBN:9789991640921
Takeshi Tsunoda and Shin-ichiro Ishida (Part:Joint Editor)
Fukumura   Aug 2009   ISBN:457140025X
Makio Matsuzono, Hiroshi Nawata and Shin-ichiro Ishida eds. (Part:Joint Editor)
Akashi-shoten   Mar 2008   ISBN:4750327433
Gîchere Njûgûna,Kîrigia George M., Mûtwîri Eliud, Thuku Mûthee, Mwithimbû Stephen A. Mûgambi (Part:Joint Editor)
Meru Museum   2008   
Hinz Manfred O., Mapaure Clever, Namibia Scientific Society
Namibia Scientific Society   ISBN:9783941602410

Published Papers

Shin-ichiro Ishida
African Study Monographs   38(4) 173-220   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
This paper describes three cases of homicide compensation in a local farming community of the Îgembe, one of nine sub-groups of the Kîmîîrû-speaking people in the Kenyan central highlands. These cases were observed from 2001 to 2015. According to ...
Ishida Shin-ichiro
The Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities   (513) 63-82   Mar 2017
This paper aims to apply the empirical research on dispute processes to Masaji Chiba's theory on legal pluralism. The task requires a partial modification of Chiba's threedichotomy theory, especially of his first dichotomy between legal rules and ...
石田 慎一郎
人文学報 = The Journal of social sciences and humanities   (512) 37-57   Mar 2016
Shin-ichiro Ishida
African study monographs. Supplementary issue.   50 73-102   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
In a farming community of the Îgembe (a subgroup of the Kîmîîrû-speaking people) of the Kenyan central highlands, people do not rely primarily on judgements by specialists, professionals or experts for conflict management; instead, they have recou...
Shin-ichiro Ishida and Nanako Yoshimoto
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Tokyo Metropolitan University)   483(Social Anthropology 7) 43-49   Mar 2014
Shin-ichiro Ishida
Quarterly journal of Institute of Developing Economies   54(3) 150-154   Sep 2013
Shin-ichiro Ishida
Journal of Japanese Arbitration and ADR   7 94-97   May 2012
Shin-ichiro Ishida
Senri Ethnological Studies   79 63-79   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Werner Menski (Shin-ichiro Ishida trans.)
Journal of Minority Studies (Kansai University)   6 27-49   Jan 2012
Ahmet Nuri Yurdusev (Shin-ichiro Ishida and Akimitsu Ikeda trans.)
Nomos   26 1-20   Jun 2010
Book review: James Donovan, Legal anthropology: An introduction. 2008 [in Japanese]
Shin-ichiro Ishida
Conflict Studies in the Humanities   1 319-327   2009
The indigenous law of the Îgembe of Kenya: An anthropological study
Shin-ichiro Ishida
Sabah Museum Monograph (Masaru Miyamoto and Judeth John Baptist eds., Legal culture in South-East Asia and East Africa)   11 145-239   2008
Book review: Menski, W. Comparative law in a global context: The legal systems of Asia and Africa. (Second edition) [in Japanese]
Shin-ichiro Ishida
Annual Report of Social Anthropology   34: 213-220    2008
Shin-ichiro Ishida
THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW   2006(64) 200-224,281   2006   [Refereed]
The aim of this paper is to articulate Masaji Chiba's theory on legal pluralism to the empirical legal research on dispute processes. Examining Chiba's three dichotomies theory, the author attempts a partial modification. A revised model is illust...
Shin-ichiro Ishida
THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW   2006(65) 54-66,253   2006   [Refereed]
In Igembe (a Meru-speaking people) communities of Kenya, there is an institutionalised bond-relationship between two exogamous clans, which is called giciaro. People related in giciaro share not only exogamous rules but also reciprocal obligations...
Shin-ichiro Ishida
THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW   2003(59) 193-208,254   2003   [Refereed]
This paper examines the historical contexts and ideological construction of a peacemaking programme in the New Guinea Highlands. The author reveals that its establishment and development in the 1990s not only represents a response to the so-called...
Shin-ichiro Ishida
The Japanese journal of ethnology   67(2) 137-157   Sep 2002   [Refereed]

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Shin-ichiro Ishida
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(スタートアップ))
Project Year: 2008 - 2009    Investigator(s): Shin-ichiro ISHIDA
This study based on an ethnographic research in Kenya focuses on the challenges and possibilities of "alternative justice" approaches in the Mount Kenyan Region, and then proceeds to discuss alternative justice as a comprehensive approach bridges ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2005 - 2008    Investigator(s): Katsumi TAMURA
Anthropological Research on Judicial Reform and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Kenya
Project Year: 2005 - 2007
The Indigenous Knowledge of the Ameru of Kenya
Project Year: 2005 - 2007