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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Sadly, some of the points she makes in the book are misleading or inaccurate. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.
Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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, Want to Read saving…. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? May 18, glitterkawaiiprincess rated it did not like it Shelves: The meaning of stye There are a set of good works that examined Japanese youth culture and fashion subculturea to this book.
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fsshioning No trivia or quizzes yet. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Selected pages Title Page. A longer book could have given Kawamura more time to explore these subcultures on a deeper level. Log In Sign Up. Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan’s contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions.
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.
BergAug 7, – Design subculturrs pages. From the standpoint of a rebellion against the dominant class, my intuition is that these are an integral part of it, as instead of being opposed to it. Also, the elements of rebellion and going against mainstream claimed by the author for the groups which she researches are questionable.
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Jigen rated it liked it Jun 21, However, at some points it didn’t seem very uapanese 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. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
Fashioning Japanese Subcultures
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.
The Anime Boom in the United States: Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. One of them was an illustrated map of Tokyo hotspots, with various subcultures identified with specific train and subway stations.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Nicolette rated it liked it Nov 11, Alexandria rated it really liked it Feb 22, LPenting rated it it was ok Oct 28, A good introduction to the topic of Japanese subcultures, but also lacking in some aspects.
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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 cashioning.
Jeannette Kurniawan rated it really liked it Nov 30, Continuing the 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: Refresh and try again.
However, it is rather introductory and doesn’t go as deep as some may like. Oct 31, Meg rated it it was ok Shelves: Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Most users should sign in with their email address. Akane Japanee rated it it was ok Aug 13, Sylwia Romecka-Dymek rated it it was amazing Sep fazhioning, Iona rated it liked it Jul 20, Help Center Find new research papers in: Supposedly, one could find the gyaru at Shibuya, the Lolita at Harajuku, and the vintage hunter at Shimokitazawa.