Welcome to this website, which provides an overview of work by Fuyuki Kurasawa, Associate Professor of Sociology at York University in Toronto, Canada, as well as of projects with which he is involved. It is also intended to disseminate findings and provide resources for researchers, educators, and students interested in issues of critical theorizing, interculturalism, global justice and human rights, and visuality.
The title of the website is deliberately paradoxical,
expressing a productive tension between the fact that its different components
are woven together relatively loosely and the existence of a common thread
running through most of them; instead of imposing what would amount to a retrospective
unity or an artificial sense of finiteness to its parts, it is more useful
to think of them as jutting out in various directions while being perpetually
in a process of assembly and reassembly. Fragments are also an apt metaphor
because the research found here is analytically anti-reductionist (or multiperspectivist)
and theoretically post-paradigmatic, even iconoclastic, in its attempts to
simultaneously steer clear of and question the existence of some of the sterile
dogmatisms and seemingly irreconcilable dichotomies that have defined critical
modes of social, political and cultural theorizing over the past few decades.