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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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Also, the elements of rebellion and going against mainstream claimed by the author for the groups which she subdultures are questionable. Citing articles via Google Scholar.

Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Bettina Robertson rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Email alerts New issue alert. Sadly, some of the points she makes in subcutures book are misleading or inaccurate.

Alexandria rated it really liked it Feb 22, Tung rated it liked it Sep 14, Refresh and try again.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? But the following chapters, and in particular those which target and describe cultural practices of certain groups Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 reveal that this definition is not in good fit with the realities studied by Kawamura.

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One of them was an illustrated map of Tokyo hotspots, with various subcultures identified with specific train jspanese subway stations. Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Shbcultures Kawamura. Jul 05, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: Seiji sanka to minshu seiji Political Participation and Democratic Politics. Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Jan 04, The book is much too slim to offer more than a brief look at Japanese subcultures as a whole, and would have benefitted from being longer.


Kyla rated it it was ok May 27, Emilly rated it really liked it Jan 22, 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 o A good introduction to the topic of Japanese subcultures, but also lacking in some aspects.

This is the reason why this book is important for researchers 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.

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. Jul 16, Colleen rated it liked it.

Subcultures can be understood as collective answers to the working class communities break of the British post-war society, as a latent function of subculture, as Cohen, Lessons for Global Creative Industries.

BergAug 7, – Design – pages. 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. That, however, it does very well. Anna rated it it was amazing Aug 15, For a better methodological argument, I consider that the theoretical component of the paper should be revised and the studied groups reframed in the area of neo-tribes, of scenes, or of youth cultures.


Apr 03, M Jay D M rated it did not like it. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nicola Cooper rated it liked it Feb 23, Sign In Forgot password? LPenting rated it it was ok Oct 28, A good introduction to the topic of Japanese subcultures, but also lacking in some aspects. Nice connections to various youth issues and problems to learn more about Japanese culture at large.

Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura

It gives an interesting look at how Japanese subcultures have come into existence jaapnese developed. Potato Senpai rated it did not like it Sep 17, They talked about fashion as if it were a species of plant, in a very straight to the fact but brief way. Purchase Subscription subcultyres and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, Fashioning Japanese Subcultures is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan’s contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions.

The Future of Japanese Subcultures. Nicolette rated it liked it Nov 11, Great introductory overview of modern-day Subculturfs subcultures for someone just learning about Japanese fashion. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Return to Book Page.


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