Dr Peter Matanle

I'm Senior Lecturer at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffiield. I research and teach about post-developmental Japan in the Asia-Pacific region.

I research, teach, and write about the social and cultural geography of Japan and the Asia-Pacific, focusing on:

  • Population, environment, and regional development in post-industrial society,
  • The theory and practice of permanent employment in large organizations,
  • Gender at work and its socio-cultural representation.


Short Summary CV

Selected publications

Matanle, P. (2021) Earth is our Locale: Decentering and Decelerating the Human in the Anthropocene, In S. Ganseforth & H. Jentzsch (eds.) Rethinking Locality in Japan, London: Routledge.

Matanle, P. (2020) Japan and The Environment: Industrial Pollution, Biodiversity Loss, and Climate Change. In M. Williams & H. Takeda (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Japan, London: Routledge, Chapter 18.

Matanle, P. (2020) Confronting the Olympic Paradox: Modernity and Environment at a Crossroads in Downtown Tokyo, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 18 (4): 17. Online. Available at: https://apjjf.org/2020/4/Matanle.html.

Matanle, P., Littler, J. & Slay, O. (2019) Imagining Disasters in the Era of Climate Change: Is Japan’s Seawall a New Maginot Line? The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 17 (13): 1. Online.  Available at: https://apjjf.org/2019/13/Matanle.html.

Matanle, P., Ishiguro, K. & McCann, L. (2014) Popular Culture and Workplace Gendering among Varieties of Capitalism: Working Women and their Representation in Japanese Manga, Gender, Work and Organization, 21 (5), 472-89.

Matanle, P., Rausch, A.S. with the Shrinking Regions Research Group (2011) Japan's Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century: Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline, Amherst, NY: Cambria Press.

Matanle, P. (2003 & 2016) Japanese Capitalism and Modernity in a Global Era: Re-fabricating Lifetime Employment Relations, London: Routledge.

Main institution
United Kingdom
Senior Lecturer
School of East Asian Studies
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