In this exchange, Levi McLaughlin and Deonnie Moodie discuss person-making, culture-making, and nation-making projects in Japan and India.
Levi McLaughlin is associate professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University. He is coauthor and coeditor of Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan (IEAS Berkeley, 2014), coeditor of the special issue “Salvage and Salvation: Religion and Disaster Relief in Asia” (Asian Ethnology, June 2016), and author of Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution: The Rise of a Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan (University of Hawai`i Press, 2019), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on intersections of religion and politics.
Investigating the corporate form in practice: Heterarchy, hitozukuri, Hello Kitty, and the public good
[In] this essay we briefly elaborate upon the topics we covered in our [JAAR] article to outline promising areas for…