Hayashi, Mahito





      Kinjo Gakuin University, Department of Global and Media Studies 

  Associate Professor



    Field of study


State Theory

Urban Political Economy


    Research Interest


Since the late 1990s, I have been studying homelessness, social movements, and their regulation in and outside of Japan. I have also been engaging in the development of Marxist theory/method to make them more useful for researching urban marginality, beyond the pejorative myth of "lumpenproletariat" that Marx himself harbored. My current work is for the method of abstraction/concretization that aims to extend the international scope of urban regulation theory.





 Hayashi M, 2018, Public Space Excludes Homeless Workers in Japan: Regulating the “Recyclers” for Hegemonic Habitat, Social Theory and Dynamics, 2: 3-17


Hayashi M, 2015, Rescaled “Rebel Cities”, Nationalization, and the Bourgeois Utopia:Dialectics Between Urban Social Movements and Regulation for Japan'sHomeless, Antipode 47(2): 3-17


Hayashi M, 2013, Times and Spaces of Homeless Regulation in Japan, 1950s-2000s: Historical and Contemporary Analysis

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37(4): 1181-1212