Latest Publications

Ushiyama, R. (2021) ‘“Comfort women must fall”? Japanese governmental responses to “comfort women” statues around the world’, Memory Studies, 14(6): 1255–1271. OPEN ACCESS

Baert, P., Morgan, M. and Ushiyama, R. (2022) ‘Introduction to the special issue on existence theory’, Journal of Classical Sociology, 22(1): 3–6. OPEN ACCESS

Baert, P., Morgan, M. and Ushiyama, R. (2022) ‘Existence theory: Outline for a theory of social behaviour’, Journal of Classical Sociology, 22(1): 7–29. OPEN ACCESS

Baert, P., Morgan, M. and Ushiyama, R. (2022) ‘Existence theory revisited: A reply to our critics’, Journal of Classical Sociology, 22(1): 107–116. OPEN ACCESS

Journal Special Issue Guest Editor

Baert, P., Morgan, M., and Ushiyama, R. Eds (2022) ‘Special Issue: Existence Theory: A Proposal for a Theory of Social Behaviour’, Journal of Classical Sociology (22)1.

Journal Articles

Ushiyama, R. (2019) ‘Discursive opportunities and the transnational diffusion of ideas: ‘brainwashing’ and ‘mind control’ in Japan after the Aum Affair’. British Journal of Sociology. 70(5): 1730-1753.

Ushiyama, R. (2019) ‘Latency through uncertainty: the 1994 Matsumoto Sarin Incident as a delayed cultural trauma’. International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 32(1): 21-41. OPEN ACCESS

Ushiyama, R. and Patrick Baert. (2016) ‘Cultural trauma, counter-narratives and dialogical intellectuals: the works of Murakami Haruki and Mori Tatsuya in the context of the Aum Affair’. Theory and Society 45(6): 471–499. OPEN ACCESS

Ushiyama, R. (2014) ‘Richard Dawkins as a public intellectual after The God Delusion: a British study’. American Journal of Cultural Sociology 2(3): 300-326.

Book chapters in edited collections

Ushiyama, R. (2020) ‘Reactions to legal challenges by Aum Shinrikyō and its successor organisations’, Barker, E. and Richardson, J.T. (Eds.) Reactions to the Law by Minority Religions. Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 169-187.

Ushiyama, R. (2019) ‘Commemorating violence in and beyond liberal democracies’. In British Academy (Ed.) Violence and Democracy. London: British Academy, pp. 13-17. OPEN ACCESS

牛山凜(2019)「オウム真理教事件をめぐる記憶と追悼についての一考察」『身心変容技法研究』8号, pp.65-77. OPEN ACCESS

Book reviews

Ushiyama, R. (2021) ‘Heritage, Memory, and Punishment: Remembering Colonial Prisons in East Asia’, Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change, 6(1), p. 07. DOI:10.20897/jcasc/11123. OPEN ACCESS