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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Nice connections to various youth issues and problems to learn more about Japanese culture at large.
Lists with This Book. There are a set of good works that examined Japanese youth culture and fashion prior to this book. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
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Lessons for Global Creative Industries. In the first part subcyltures the book, what is surprising is the theoretical component which draws on the neo-structuralist approach of the Birmingham School. Anna rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Refresh and try again.
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It appears that Kawamura took this map to heart and used the concept to organize her survey of Tokyo fashion subcultures. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. 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 fashion highly object to it being referred to as cosplay.
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Jul 05, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement. Want to Read saving…. Trivia About Fashioning Japane Also, the elements of rebellion and going against mainstream claimed japahese the author for the groups which she researches are questionable.
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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures
Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, 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. 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. 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.
Return to Book Page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Iona rated it liked it Jul 20, It gives an interesting look at how Japanese subcultures have come into existence and developed. Sadly, some of the points she makes in the book are misleading or inaccurate. Email alerts New issue alert.
Sign In Forgot password? Thus, none of the groups described in the second part of the paper do not display fashioninng distinct subcultural characteristics, being specific to post-modern fluidity of neo-tribes.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Continuing japansee work of Hilary Pilkington, this book seeks to be original both through the way in which it defines its theoretical framework Part I and IIand through the underdeveloped research field which it targets Part II: Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura.
Geographically and stylistically defined, subcultures such as Lolita in Harajuku, Gyaru and Gyaru-o in Shibuya, Age-jo in Shinjuku, and Mori Girl in Kouenji, reflect the affiliation and identities of their members, and have often blurred the boundary between professionals and amateurs for models, photographers, merchandisers and designers.
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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura
One of them was an illustrated map of Tokyo hotspots, with various subcultures identified with specific train and subway stations. To ask other readers questions about Fashioning Japanese Subculturesplease sign up.
Ana rated it liked it Nov 02, 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. Jeannette Kurniawan rated it really liked it Nov 30, Be the first to ask a question about Fashioning Japanese Subcultures.
Cachita Paredes Vasquez rated it liked it Apr 22, 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. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.