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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures [Yuniya Kawamura] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Western fashion has been widely appreciated and. Some years ago during the pre-disaster peak of Cool Japan boosterism, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs produced all sorts of guides. Fashioning Japanese Subcultures has 36 ratings and 6 reviews. M Jay D M said: Kawamura’s book was very disappointing; despite the promise of new fieldwor.

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Western fashion has been widely appreciated and consumed in Tokyo for decades, but since the mids Japanese youth have been playing a crucial role in forming their own unique fashion communities and producing creative styles which have had a major impact on fashion globally. Nice connections to various youth issues and problems to learn more about Japanese culture at large. None of the groups exhibit elements of class belonging or class subordination, a distinctive element for the neo-marxist interpretation of Centre for Contemporary Japanesr Studies.

Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan’s contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions. Jeannette Kurniawan rated it really liked it Nov 30, They talked about fashion as if it were a species of plant, in a very straight to the fact but brief way.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s more of a general social study on how subcultures come into existence of course, mostly about Japanese youth fashion – but with a lot of parallels to fashionung punk movement of the s and move along, than a book that goes into a deep study of each specific subculture.

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Akane DOrangeville rated it it was ok Aug 13, However, at some points it didn’t seem very well researched, and a handful of parts were almost cringe-worthy for example, when talking about Lolita fashion, Kawamura at one point uses the word “cosplay” in describing it, when in reality most wearers of the fashionig highly object to it being referred to as cosplay. Lists with This Book. Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura.


The Future of Japanese Subcultures. Sign In subcutures Create an Account. CCCS is profoundly critiqued nowadays by more recent approaches, such as that of neo-tribalism Mafesolli,Bennett or of liquid modernity Baumann,which the author ignores.

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It is an interesting way to arrange a discussion of diverse material, and because some subculture members do frequent particular sections of the city more often than others for shopping and leisure activities, it is not a completely unreasonable heuristic.

I found it really boring. Seiji sanka to minshu seiji Political Participation and Democratic Politics. This article is also available subcuultures rental through DeepDyve. Thus, none of the groups described in the second part of the paper do not display any distinct subcultural characteristics, being specific to post-modern fluidity of neo-tribes. Great introductory overview of modern-day Japanese subcultures for someone just learning about Japanese fashion.

A good introduction to the topic of Japanese subcultures, but also lacking in some aspects. Emilly rated it really liked it Jan 22, fashioninv The book is much too slim to offer more than a brief look at Japanese subcultures as a whole, fashilning would have benefitted from being longer. Stated otherwise, we cannot apply the western conceptual framework sibcultures groups of youngsters in other areas than the West, taking into account the different socio-economic background of these societies.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Published August 15th by Berg Publishers first published January 1st The idea of looking for Jul 05, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: It appears that Kawamura took this map to heart and japansee the concept to organize her survey of Tokyo fashion subcultures. What is surprising to a reader or researcher in the field of youth cultures or subcultures is the courage which the author has to use such an approach in post-modern times.

It also could have even given her the chance to talk more about subcultures that have played a major role in shaping the subcultural scene of Japan, such as Visual Kei and Decora both of which were barely mentioned, despite their importance in Japanese subcultural fashion history. Kawamura is a pioneer in the study of subcultures from a perspective which transcends the borders of classical theories, stimulating through japqnese paper an imporant debate on the way in which we can sociologically look at subcultures.

Beyond these remarks, the style is clear and easy to lecture, even for a reader which is not familiar with cultural studies or sociology. Some years ago during the pre-disaster peak of Cool Japan boosterism, the Japanese Ministry of Subucltures Affairs produced all sorts of guides and pamphlets for foreign tourists. Continuing the work of Hilary Pilkington, this book seeks to jaapnese original both through the way in which it defines its theoretical framework Part I and IIand through the dashioning research field which it targets Part II: Potato Senpai rated it did not like it Sep 17,