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Hirokazu Miyazaki

Research Category

Cultural Anthropology; Economic Anthropology; Anthropology of Knowledge

Area of Interest

Futurity and Hope; Theories of Gifts and Exchange; Anthropology of Finance

Recent Thoughts

My current work focuses on introducing an anthropological perspective into the ongoing debate about financial markets and their regulation.


  • The Method of Hope: Anthropology, Philosophy, and Fijian Knowledge (Stanford University Press, 2004)
  • “Between Arbitrage and Speculation: An Economy of Belief and Doubt.” Economy and Society 36(3): 397-416, 2007.
  • 『希望という方法』(以文社、2009年)

Recent/Ongoing Works

  • “The Temporality of No Hope.” In Ethnographies of Neoliberalism. Carol Greenhouse, ed. Pp. 238-250. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.
  • “Gifts and Exchange.” In The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies. Dan Hicks and Mary Beaudry, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Fall 2010).
  • Arbitraging Japan: Traders as Critics of Capitalism (under contract with the University of California Press).

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Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University