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Dr. James Stanlaw

Professor of Anthropology
Sociology and Anthropology
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 354
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

185.001Cultures Of The World: An Introduction To Cultural & Linguistic Anthropology

380.001Key Concepts In Anthropology History And Theory

461.001Social Theory

Research Interests & Areas

linguistic anthropology, cognition, language and culture contact, popular culture, Japan, Southeast Asia, Co-Editor of Pan-Japan.

Ph D Anthropology/Linguistics

University of Illinois
Urabana-Champaign

This year I was also flattered to be chosen for an Illinois State University 2015 Impact Award

2015

Book Review

Stanlaw, J. Review of “Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific” by Christine R. Yano.. American Ethnologist 41.3 (2014): 611-613.
Stanlaw, J. review of English in Asian Popular Culture. Jamie Shinhee Lee and Andrew Moody (EDs). Hong Kong University Press, World Englihses 28.2 (2012): xii + 275.

Book, Authored

Ito, M., Adachi, N., & Stanlaw, J. “I’m Married to Your Company!:” Everyday Voices of Japanese Women [Onna no Serifu 12. Rowman & Littlefield (2007)

Book, Chapter

Stanlaw, J. Americanist Transcription systems. James Stanlaw (EDs), The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology 1 (2020): 28-36.
Stanlaw, J. Benjamin Lee Whorf. James Stanlaw (EDs), The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology. Wiley Blackwell 4 (2020): 1920-194.
Stanlaw, J. Bronislaw Malinowsi. The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology. Wiley Blackwell 1 (2020): 1317-1321.
Stanlaw, J. Chomsky and the Chomskyan tradition vs. linguistic anthropology. The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology 1 (2020): 144-156.
Stanlaw, J. Cognitive Anthropology. The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology 1 (2020): 201-226.

Book, Edited

Stanlaw, J. The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthtropology. Wiley Blackwell (2020): 2000.

Journal Article

Stanlaw, J. Saigo Takamori. Louis Perez (EDs), Japan at War: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO 1.USA (2013): 350-352.
Stanlaw, J. Sakamoto Ryoma. Louis Perez (EDs), Japan at War: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO 1.1 (2013): 354-356.
Stanlaw, J. Japanese Language: Change in 6-8th Centuries. Louis Perez (EDs), Japan at War: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO 1.978-1598847413 (2012): 199-203.

Newsletter

Weier, J., Ingram, E., & Stanlaw, J. Jacklyn Weier, Ethan Ingram, and James Stanlaw. “How to CSAS (or, The ‘Do as I Say, Not as I Do’ Collection).. Central States Anthropological Society Bulletin Vol. 53, No. 1 (Spring, 2018) (2018): 4.

Textbook, Revised

Stanlaw, J., Adachi, N., & Salzmann, Z. Language, Culture, and Society: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, 7th ed.. Westview Press (2017)
Salzmann, Z., Stanlaw, J., & Adachi, N. Language, Culture, and Society: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, 6th ed.. Westview Press (2015)
Salzmann, Z., Stanlaw, J., & Adachi, N. Language, Culture, and Society, 5th ed.. Westview (2011): 448.

Presentations

America Meets East Asia: Mayonnaise and Tabasco in the Sushi. Breaking Bread in McLean County. McLean County Museum of Hisstory. (2021)
Comments and Closing Summary and Remarks,. Two Day Mini-Conference on Social, Ethnic, and Racial Boundaries on Campus and Community in the 21st Century. (2018)
“Guns, Policing, and Weapons: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Japan and America Roundtable” (“The Symbolism of the AR-17”).. Two Day Mini-Conference on Social, Ethnic, and Racial Boundaries on Campus and Community in the 21st Century,. ISU. (2018)
“Workshop: Sanctuary Resolutions on Cities and Campuses”. Two Day Mini-Conference on Social, Ethnic, and Racial Boundaries on Campus and Community in the 21st Century. (2018)
“Doing a Little of This and a Little of That: How Small Things Can Lead to Big Results.” Paper presented at the invited session “Stimulating Undergraduate Anthropology Excellence” at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. November 16, 2018. San Jose, CA.
“The Mandolin in America: The Ethnography of an Instrument and Its Revival.” Paper presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Ethnomusicology, April 21, 2018. Indiana University, Bloomington. IN.
Comments on Writing and Script in Japanese Media. 15th International Conference of the European Association of Japanese Studies. European Association of Japanese Studies. (2017)
“From Maki(zushi) to Mac(Donalds) and Back: A Semiotic Look at the Development, Expansion, and Globalization of Japanese Sushi.”. 96th Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society. Central States Anthropological Society. (2017)
Japanese Color Terms and Problems in Language, Culture, and Thought. Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs. Associaton for Asian Studies. (2017)
"Remember, Trump studied Anthropology, too!”: Where Did We Go Wrong?”. 96th Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society,. Central States Anthropological Society,. (2017)

Grants & Contracts

editor-in-chief. Wiley. Private. (2013)