In English


2013 Civic Sense and Cleanliness: Pedagogy and Aesthetics in Middle-Class Mumbai ActivismContemporary South Asia 21 (2): 89–101.

2012 Cosmopolitanism and the Morality of Business among Navi Mumbai MerchantsSouth Asia Research 32 (3): 199–213.

2012 Aesthetics of Civil Society: “Fight the Filth” Campaign in MumbaiEconomic & Political Weekly 47 (20): 13–16.

Book chapters

2015 “Fight the Filth”: Civic Sense and Middle-class Activism in Mumbai. In Cities in South Asia (Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies), Crispin Bates and Minoru Mio eds. Oxon: Routledge, pp. 197–209.

Other publications

2018 (ongoing project) Taguchi, Yoko, Miki Namba, Grant Jun Otsuki, Gergely Mohacsi, Shuhei Kimura, and Miho Ishii. 2018. “Anthropologies of Science and Technologies in Japan.” In STS Across Borders Digital Exhibit, curated by Aalok Khandekar and Kim Fortun. Society for Social Studies of Science. August.

2017 Between Civil Society and Political Society, Between the West and IndiaIn One’s Own Terms, The World Council of Anthropological Associations. (*English follows Japanese)

2017  An Interview with Marisol de la Cadena by Yoko Taguchi, NatureCulture.

2011 Here, Being a Citizen Is to Change the SystemMumbai Mirror, Mumbai, India, August 16.


2018 The Fiction of “Fluid Nuclear Units”: Domestic Workers and Middle-class Householding in Mumbai, at “Kinship as Fiction: Exploring the Dynamism of Intimate Relationships in India” panel organized by Yoko Taguchi, Anindita Majumdar, and Chihiro Nakayashiki, at the 31st Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies, The Kanazawa Theatre, September 30.

2018 Taguchi, Yoko, Miki Namba, Grant Jun Otsuki, Gergely Mohacsi, Shuhei Kimura, and Miho Ishii. “Anthropologies of Science and Technologies in Japan.” In STS Across Borders Digital Exhibit, curated by Aalok Khandekar and Kim Fortun. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science. Sydney, Australia, August 30–31.

2018 Relatedness through Domestic Work: Contingent and Processual Connections of Family, Maids, and Personhood, “Examining the ‘New’ in Kinship and Family in South Asia,” Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad, February 2.

2018 Negotiating Inside and Outside: Advanced Locality Management (ALM) and the Civic Realm in Mumbai, INDAS/Martin Chautari International Symposium “Peaceful Development of South Asia,” Himalaya Hotel, Kathmandu, January 5.

2016 Corruption, Anti-corruption, and “Personal Values”: (A)politics of Not Quite “Two Selves.” at Japanese Scholars Afternoon, University of Amsterdam, February 24.

2016 Between Corruption and Anti-corruption: Movements of Civic Values in Mumbai at PhD workshop at Symposium “Social Sufferings and Traumatic Experiences: An Anthropological Perspective.” at Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, January 10.

2015 The Quest for Integrity: Middle-class Values and Corruption in Mumbai at “Theorizing the New Middle Class” panel, organized by Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria and Yoko Taguchi, at The 28th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies, The University of Tokyo, September 27.

2014 Active Persons: The Gita, Psychometrics, and Citizens in Mumbai. at PhD workshop at International symposium “Comparative Reflexivities,” Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, November 16.

2014 (co-authored with Moe Nakazora) The “Dividual” in Anthropology: Lateral Development of “Personhood.” at “The Individual in Anthropology: a Future Paradigm in Anthropology?” panel at IUAES Inter-Congress, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, May 16.

2013 Between Populations and Citizens: Surveying and Awareness in Mumbai Activism. at Macau Winter School, “Urban Hybridity in the Post-Colonial Age,” International Institute for Asian Studies, The University of Macau, December 18.

2013 Trust and Civil Society: Contemporary Activism in Urban India. at “Trust in Super-Diversity” panel at the 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK, August 6.

2012 The Aesthetics and Form of Civil Society: Fighting the Filth in Mumbai. at “Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship” Conference, European Research Council funded OECUMENE Project, The Open University, UK, February 6.


In Japanese (see 研究業績 for details)


2018 Between Civil Society and Political Society: Middle-class Citizen Movements in Mumbai. Tokyo: Suiseisha.

Book Chapters

2019 Analogies for Redistribution: Multiple Layers of Biomoral and State Institutions. In Becoming Groups: The Anthropological Studies of Multiple Redistribution. Akinori Hamada (ed.), pp. 87–112, Tokyo: Yushokan.

2011 Indian Food in Contact Zone: Formation and Description of National Cuisine. In Contact Zone in the Humanities II: Material Culture. Masakazu Tanaka and Minoru Inaba (eds.), pp.127–148, Kyoto: Koyoshobo.


2019 Householding Stories: Domestic Work and the Mutuality of Being in Mumbai. Bunkajinruigaku (Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology) 84(2): 135–152.

2017 Negotiating the Inside/Outside, Generating Gaps: Public Space Seen through Bombay Flats and Civic Activism. Bunkajinruigaku (Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology) 82(2): 163–181.

2016 Corruption, Anti-corruption, and “Personal Values”: Citizen Movements Connecting “Two Selves” in Mumbai, India. Bunkajinruigaku (Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology) 81(3): 413–430.

2016 Moe Nakazora and Yoko Taguchi. The Lateral Development of “Dividual” In Anthropology: On Modes of Comparison and Processes of Concept Making. Bunkajinruigaku (Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology) 81(1): 80–92.

2010  The Logic of “Business” among Navi Mumbai Merchants: Rethinking “Cosmopolitanism.” Kunitachi Jinruigaku Kenkyu (Kunitachi Anthropology Research) 5: 47–72.

2010 The Formation of Indian Food: the Role of Indian Diaspora. Contact Zone 3: 124–143.


2015 Between Civil Society and Political Society: An Anthropology of Citizen Movements in Mumbai, India. Doctoral Dissertation, submitted to the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University, October 2015. (English summary)

2006 “Indian Food” in Public: A View through the Restaurant.  MA Thesis submitted to the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka.