Kumiko Kawashima

Dr

20052019
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Biography

In her research to date, Kumiko has investigated the nexus between individual lives, labour and consumption in post-industrial contexts, as well as social transformation through the lens of transnational migration.

Trained in qualitative methods, she particularly values ethnography as a way to observe everyday practices and approach questions that have long fascinated sociologists and anthropologists alike, such as the relationships among identity formation, capitalism and modernity, and how these interact with issues of gender, class, ethnicity and culture.

Before joining Macquarie University, Kumiko completed her PhD at the Australian National University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

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outsourcing Social Sciences
Japan Social Sciences
migrant Social Sciences
migration Social Sciences
China Social Sciences
holiday Social Sciences
labor Social Sciences
service job Social Sciences

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Research Outputs 2005 2019

Japanese labour migration to China and IT service outsourcing: the case of Dalian

Kawashima, K., 2019, Destination China: immigration to China in the Post-Reform Era. Lehmann, A. & Leonard, P. (eds.). Singapore: Palgrave MacMillian, p. 123-145 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

labor migration
outsourcing
migrant
Japan
service job

Longer-term consequences of 'youth' migration: Japanese temporary migrants in China and the life course

Kawashima, K., Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Intercultural Studies. 39, 6, p. 658-672 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

migrant
migration
China
outsourcing
worker

Introduction for a special section on mobilities and exceptional spaces in Asia

Kawashima, K. & Yeoh, B. S. A., 2 Jan 2017, In : Asian Anthropology. 16, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

free trade area
industrial development
ASEAN
free trade
economic reform

Service outsourcing and labour mobility in a digital age: transnational linkages between Japan and Dalian, China

Kawashima, K., 17 Jan 2017, In : Global Networks. 17, 4, p. 483-499 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

outsourcing
Japan
service job
labor
China

Regulatory approaches to managing skilled migration: Indonesian nurses in Japan

Ford, M. & Kawashima, K., 2016, In : Economic and Labour Relations Review. 27, 2, p. 231-247 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Japan
Nurses
Migrant labor
Normalization
Skilled migration

Press / Media

Japanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia

Kumiko Kawashima

11/07/15

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Cultural exchange between Japan and Dalian, China

Kumiko Kawashima

1/04/12

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities