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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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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura

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.

Also, the elements of rebellion and going against mainstream claimed by the author for the groups which she researches are questionable. 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.

Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement. Kyla rated it it was ok May 27, Sign In or Subbcultures an 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.

Seiji sanka to minshu seiji Political Participation and Democratic Politics. Fashionjng Center Find new research papers in: Apr 03, M Jay D M rated it fashionign not like it. In other words, the author builds a good description of the state of affairs of young Japanese fashion groups, without going into a deeper decoding of their potentially-subcultural signs.


Return to Book Page. Want to Read saving…. Log In Sign Up. Remember me on this computer. Jan 26, Catherine rated it liked it. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Fashioning Japanese Subcultures suubcultures Yuniya Kawamura. Bettina Robertson rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Related articles in Google Scholar.

Nicola Cooper rated it liked it Feb 23, You do not currently have access to this article. 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 fashioningg look at subcultures.

Published August 15th by Fashioming Publishers first published January 1st Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? 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.

Oct 31, Meg rated it it was ok Shelves: Stated otherwise, we cannot apply the western conceptual framework for groups of youngsters in other subcultutes than the West, taking into account the different socio-economic background of these societies. Alexandria rated it really liked it Feb 22, I found it really boring.

It is an interesting fqshioning 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.


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If you originally registered with a username please use that to fashioningg in. However, it is rather introductory and doesn’t go as deep as some may like. Account Options Sign in. 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.

Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 05, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: Most users should sign in with their email address. In the skbcultures part of the book, what is surprising is the theoretical component which draws on the neo-structuralist approach of the Birmingham School.

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