Updated on 2023/12/09


Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Job title
博士(人間科学) ( 大阪大学 )

Education Background


    Waseda University   Faculty of Literature   Sociology  


    Osaka Univerisity   Graduate School, Division of Human Science   sociology  


    Osaka Univerisity   Graduate School, Division of Human Science   sociology  

Professional Memberships



Research Areas

  • Sociology

Research Interests

  • 比較社会学



  • 「第4章 郷土の地図を描く柳宗悦——『現在の日本民窯』と『手仕事の日本』」

    『地理思想および社会思想としての「郷土」に関する研究』2007〜2009年度科学研究費補助金(基盤研究(B))研究成果報告書    2010

Books and Other Publications

  • 自閉症が文化をつくる

    竹中, 均

    世界思想社  2023.03 ISBN: 9784790717751

  • 「自閉症」の時代

    竹中, 均

    講談社  2020.05 ISBN: 9784065197066

  • 野尻英一・高瀬堅吉・松本卓也編著『<自閉症学>のすすめ――オーティズム・スタディーズの時代』

    ( Part: Contributor, 第5章 社会学――自閉症から考える親密性と共同性のあいだ)

    ミネルヴァ書房  2019

  • Sociology of Autism and Lightnovel

    Takenaka Hitoshi

    KOYO publishing  2016.04

  • 伊藤公雄編『コミュニケーション社会学入門』

    ( Part: Contributor, 「転移のコミュニケーション――フロイト」)

    世界思想社  2010

  • 自閉症の社会学


    世界思想社  2008

  • 精神分析と社会学


    明石書店  2004

  • 柳宗悦・民藝・社会理論


    明石書店  1999

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Research Projects

  • Requirements and Evaluation Method for "Empowerment Arts Therapy"

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    "Art Therapy for Empowerment" has both importance and possibilities in today's society. We have defined it as "Empowerment Arts Therapy (EAT)." For the development of EAT, it needs to be more recognized and assessed fairly by the society. At the same time, it is needed to grow EA-therapists and constantly progress them. To approach these tasks we formulated "Requirements and Evaluation Method for EAT."Our research brought out; (1) to set up an across-the-board evaluation standard for EAT is difficult, for EAT has a wide-ranging fields and their targets and purposes vary, (2) the purpose of the assessment is not "the right judgment" but to help the growth of the therapists. Based on these aspects, we derived “7 Categories/23 Requirements for EAT" such as knowledge, technique, purpose, target, safety, countermeasures and so on. As the most productive evaluation method, we should propose the self-assessment of 23 requirements

  • International comparative study on social exclusion and social inclusion of people with developmental disabilities from the viewpoint of system theory

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    Social support for people with developmental disabilities, especially adults with developmental disabilities, is a pressing social issue. In this research, in order to search for various conditions for achieving more desirable social support in Japan, we carried out international comparative research by selecting Sweden, Germany, and the United States from different welfare regimes, and conducting field surveys, etc. . It has become clear that the differences in welfare regimes, while creating different ways of social support, are on the other hand moving towards more emphasis on social inclusion in all welfare regimes as a whole. Social support for people with developmental disabilities is rapidly advancing in Japan, but it has been emphasized that the social inclusion perspective is still weak

  • A comprehensive study of people's recognition of Autism Spectrum Disorder and its medicalization in contemporary society

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    People with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) encounter a number of problematic situations. In this study, we have investigated on the people's consciousness about ASD. To this end, we have conducted quantitative and qualitative researches. Based on knowledge obtained by them, we have examined some theoritical considerations.In interview research of parents who have children with ASD, they told that many people blame the behavior of their children with ASD.In public opinion survey of 1000citizens, we have found that many people know the term of Autism, and they do not have fully understood ASD yet

  • A research on "Kyodo(homeland)" as geographical and Social thought

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    This research project aimed to examine a representational and material process of an idea of "Kyodo(Heimat, homeland)" in the modern Japan. Our particular research interests revolved around three modalities, (1) how the idea was accepted, (2) how the idea became postulated as a stable entity in nations' geographical imagination, and (3) how various practices for the representation of the "Kyodo" took place and were developed. In so doing, we focused on a relationship between an educational system, molded up by the Ministry of Education, that invented teaching programs and materials to teach pupils geography of their own 'homeland', and other various movements such as developments of folklore and folk craft studies, discussions over a museum display of the localness, and promotion of domestic tourism. We also unveiled how the idea of "Kyodo" contributed to an anchoring of coherent local communities. The research leads us to understand various aspects of the development of the representation of "Kyodo"

  • The modernization of Japan between 1910's and 1940's : A study in the history of thought from the viewpoint of poiesis