Ikegami, Eiko


Eiko Ikegami
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989
Walter A. Eberstadt Professor of Sociology and History

Comparative historical sociology; Japanese society; theory; sociology of culture.
Recent Publications:
  • Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and Political Origins of Japanese Culture (2005)
  • Bito Reisetsu no Kizuna (2005)
  • Meiyo to Junno (2000)
  • The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan (1995)

2007 John Whitney Hall Book Prize, Association for Asian Studies.
2006 The Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society.
2006 Best Book Award in Cultural Sociology, American Sociological Association.
2006 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award in Political Sociology, American Sociological Association.
2006 Barrington Moore Award, A honorable mention, American Sociological Association.
1995, Harvard UP, the Best Book Award on Asia, American Sociological Association

  • "Bringing Culture into Macro-Structural Analysis in Historical Sociology: Some Epistemological Considerations", Poetics. 2005
  • "Citizenship and National Identity in Early Meiji Japan, 1868-1889: A Comparative Assessment", International Review of Social History (1995)
  • Kyoto; A Thousand Years of Celebration: City, Shrine and Gender (forthcoming)
  • Alternative Routs to State Transformation: China, Japan and Ottoman Turkey, co-authored with Karen Barkey and Bin Wong (forthcoming)
  • Trust and Uncertainty: Styles of Japanese Capitalism (forthcoming)
Office Location:
6 East 16th Street, Room 918
New York, NY 10003
Office Hours:
(on leave Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
Phone Number/Extension:
212.229.5737 ext.4925


Research Interests:
Public spheres in comparative perspective; civility and state formation in Japan; identities, network, and social change.