Dr. Yoshitaka Mōri is Professor of sociology and cultural studies at the Graduate School of Global Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts. His research interests are postmodern culture, media, contemporary art, the city, and transnationalism. His publications include Sutorīto no Shisō (The Philosophy in the Streets) NHK publications and Popyurā Myūjikku to Shihonshugi (Popular Music and Capitalism) Serica Shobō, 2005/2012 (in Japanese) and "Lukewarm Nationalism: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Social Media and Affective Communities", International Journal of Japanese Sociology (IJJS), The Japanese Sociological Society, vol. 28, 2019, “New Collectivism, Participation and Politics after the East Japan Great Earthquake”, World Art, Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 5/2, 2015. He has initiated Post-Media Research Network (PMRN) and organized a series of workshops and symposiums and a director of a multilingual web project, Relations: A Project for Criticism and Media Practices as part of Tokyo Biennale.
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