Date of Award
Master of Arts
Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication
Stories of Sky and Sea: Storying the Generational Divide at Cape Muroto is a thesis that demonstrates the identity construction of Japanese groups at Cape Muroto through the embedded local narratives. The paper explores the embodied and imminent nature of the local narratives that are built around the mythic figure Kōbō Daishi. This research focuses on the expressions of “other-than-human-persons”—location, nature, geography, ecology, etc.—as active agents in rhetoric, public memory, and religious folk story. I use ethnographic research to investigate how narrative expresses a religious identity in conversation with social, environmental, and economic conditions.
Eric James Waite
Waite, Eric James, "Stories of sky and sea: Storying the generational divide at Cape Muroto" (2016). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 15832.