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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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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Don’t have an account? None of the groups exhibit elements of class belonging or class subordination, a distinctive element for the neo-marxist interpretation of Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. A longer book could have given Kawamura more time to explore these subcultures on a subcultires level. The Anime Boom in the United States: Email alerts New issue alert.

Kawamura is a pioneer in the study of subcultures from a perspective which transcends the borders of classical theories, stimulating through this paper an imporant debate on the way in which we can sociologically look at subcultures.

One of them was an illustrated map of Tokyo hotspots, with various subcultures identified with specific train and subway stations. There are a set of good works that examined Japanese youth culture and fashion prior to this book. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Most users should sign in with their email address.

This is the reason why this book is important for japaanese in the field, because it opens up an important field of interpretation and study of youth communities and cultures, from another perspective than the Euro-american one. Subculthres 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.


Jul 05, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Iona rated it liked it Jul 20, Jul 16, Colleen rated it liked it.

Cachita Paredes Vasquez rated it liked it Apr 22, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the first part of the book, what is surprising is the theoretical component which draws on fashiooning neo-structuralist approach of the Birmingham School.

Lucid rated it liked it Jan 20, It’s more of a general social study on how subcultures come into existence of course, mostly about Japanese youth fashion – but with subculturew lot of parallels to the punk movement of the s and move along, than a book that goes into a deep study of each specific subculture.

Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, Fashioning Japanese Subcultures fashioninng the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan’s contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions. Sign In or Create an Account. That, however, it does very well.

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Unfortunately, this hypothesis is not brought to the surface more throughout the work, and the argument which proves the existence of a clear correlation between these two variables is missing, as the large number of youth cultures can also be traced to a deeper globalization of Japan, a tendency to move closer to the Western World and an increase in media and socialization networks, or many other elements.


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Sadly, some of the points she makes in the book are misleading or inaccurate. 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 fadhioning 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.

Account Options Sign in. Jigen rated it liked it Jun 21, Fshioning rated it liked it Nov 11, Tung rated it liked it Sep 14, Jennifer Sweetapple rated it napanese liked it Oct 17, Kyla rated it it was ok May 27, For a better methodological argument, I consider that the theoretical component of the paper afshioning be revised and the studied groups reframed in the area of neo-tribes, of scenes, or of youth cultures.

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