Mayu Hayakawa

  Kumeda Nursing School, Setsunan University (part time lecturer)
National Museum of Ethnology (joint research fellow)
Research Fields Cultural anthropology. I have conducted my research and study on the hyperinflation in Zimbabwe from 2007 to 2009, with special attention on how people in Harare, the capital of the country, decided to spend (or not spend) money and how they understood and described their practices and experiences. I am interested in economic anthropology, particularly, in the diversity of (quantitative) value judgment observed in the ways people use and account money.
Main Works
  • Hayakawa, Mayu. 2016. “Guided by Weak Conviction: Tentative Order and Morality among Urban Dwellers in the Unconventional Economy of 2008 Zimbabwe.” In What Colonialism Ignored :’African Potentials’ for Resolving Conflicts in Southern Africa, edited by Sam Moyo and Yoichi Mine, 273-308. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG.
  • Morreira, Shannon and Mayu Hayakawa. 2015. “Introduction: Knowledge Production in a Time of ‘Crisis’.” Social Dynamics 41(2): 215-218.
  • Hayakawa, Mayu. 2015. “Hyperinflation, Multiple Monies and the People in Zimbabwe 2007-2009.” The Cadbury Conference 2015: Money Judgment, 22 May 2015, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • Hayakawa, Mayu. 2014. “Hyperinflation as an Emergence of the Multiple-Monies Situation.” International Workshop: An Alternative Understanding of Zimbabwe from the Local Point of View, 9 January 2014, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Hayakawa, Mayu. 2013. “Hyperinflation as an Emergence of the Mutuality”, Anthropology Southern Africa Annual Conference 2013, 6 September 2013, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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