Professor Joy Hendry
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
Joy Hendry graduated with BSc in General Science from Kings College, London, and after living and working abroad for five years, studied for a Diploma, B.Litt and D.Phil Social Anthropology at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, completing her studies in 1979. She taught at Oxford Brookes (and formerly Oxford Poly) from 1980 until 2010, with periods away at Keio University in Japan, Stirling University in Scotland, the CNRS in Paris, the University of Melbourne, McMaster University in Canada, the Institute for Japanese Studies, University of Vienna, and the University of Freiburg. Since becoming professor emerita in 2010, she has been the McGeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and de Carle Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Otago
Teaching and supervision
|Dr Anna Fraser||Medical properties of hot springs in Japan||2013|
|Dr Sébastien Boret||New Buddhist “natural” funerals in Japan||2011|
|Dr Phil Sawkins||(Not) only connect – investigating the place of the mobile phone in Japanese lives||2007|
|Dr Bruce White||Modernity’s Children: Generational change, identity and global citizenship in Japan||2004|
|Dr Douglas Frewer||The social agency of postage stamps: Japanese postage stamps in a global context||2004|
|Dr Ruth Martin||Opportunity and fulfilment: Overseas transfer and the Japanese housewife||2004|
|Dr Ayumi Sasagawa||Life-choices: university educated mothers in a Japanese suburb||2001|
Japan, society, family, marriage, child-rearing, education, especially mathematics, politeness, cultural display, indigenous museums and culture centres, theme parks, global networks, indigenous knowledge and indigenous science.
Joy has carried out anthropological fieldwork several times in Japan, but more recently has also been working in a context that requires travel to different countries (see Research section below). She was the founder of the Erasmus programme in the Anthropology Department, Brookes Japan Interest Group and the Europe Japan Research Centre, and she also arranged for the building of the Japanese room in the Gibbs Building (see www.brookes.ac.uk/social-sciences/research/ejrc/japanese-room/ for details)
Centres and institutes
Hendry J, 'Building bridges, common ground, and the role of the anthropologist'
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13 (3) (2007) pp.585-601
ISSN: 1359-0987Abstract Published here
Hendry J, 'An Ethnographer in the Global Arena: Globography Perhaps?'
Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs 3 (2004) pp.497-512
ISSN: 1470-2266 eISSN: 1471-0374
Hendry J, 'An ethnographer in the global arena: globography perhaps?'
Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs 3 (4) (2003) pp.497-512
ISSN: 1470-2266 eISSN: 1471-0374Abstract Published here
Hendry J, 'Foreign Country Theme Parks: A New Theme or an Old Japanese Pattern?'
Social Science Japan Journal 3 (2) (2000) pp.207-220
ISSN: 1369-1465 eISSN: 1468-2680Abstract Published here
Hendry J, 'To Wrap Or Not to Wrap - Politeness and Penetration in Ethnographic Inquiry'
Man 24 (1990) pp.620-635
Hendry J, 'Kindergartens and the Transition From Home to School Education'
Comparative Education 22 (1986) pp.53-58
ISSN: 0305-0068 eISSN: 1360-0486