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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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Fashionjng have an account? In other words, the author builds a good description of the state of affairs of young Napanese fashion groups, without going into a deeper decoding of their potentially-subcultural signs. In the first part of the book, what is surprising is the theoretical component which draws on the neo-structuralist approach of the Birmingham School.

Also, the elements of rebellion and going against mainstream claimed by the author for the dubcultures which she researches are questionable. Lists with This Book. Account Options Sign in. Western fashion has been widely appreciated and consumed in Tokyo for decades, but since the mids Japanese youth have been playing a crucial role in forming their own unique fashion communities and producing creative styles which have had a major impact on fashion globally.

Lessons for Global Creative Industries. Bettina Robertson rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Kawamura is a pioneer in the study of subcultures from a perspective which transcends the borders of classical theories, stimulating through this paper an japqnese debate on the way in which we can sociologically look at subcultures. Selected pages Title Page. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

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. Be the first to ask a question about Fashioning Japanese Subcultures. Want to Read saving…. It is essential reading for students, scholars and anyone interested in fashion, sociology and subcultures.


There are a set of good works that examined Japanese youth culture and fashion prior to this book. I thought I’d really enjoy this book, the cover looked really cool, but it didn’t seem thoroughly researched.

Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura

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 Sbucultures good introduction to the topic of Japanese subcyltures, but also lacking in some aspects.

None of the groups exhibit elements of class belonging or class subordination, fashikning distinctive element for the neo-marxist interpretation of Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Trivia About Fashioning Japane Odette rated it liked it Aug 12, May 18, glitterkawaiiprincess rated it did not like it Shelves: For a better fashkoning 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.

BergAug 7, – Design – pages. My library Usbcultures Advanced Book Search. A good introduction to the topic of Japanese subcultures, but also lacking in some aspects.

It appears that Kawamura took this map to heart and used the concept to organize her survey of Tokyo fashion subcultures. I found it really boring. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Most users should sign in with their email address. Sign In Forgot password? The Future of Japanese Subcultures. Akane DOrangeville rated it it was ok Aug 13, To ask other readers questions about Fashioning Japanese Subculturesplease sign up.

It’s shorter length can leave the reader wanting to know more, but for a introduction to the topic this book is decent.


Some years ago during the pre-disaster peak of Cool Japan boosterism, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs produced all sorts of guides and pamphlets for foreign tourists.

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.

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. Related articles in Google Scholar.

Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Tung rated it liked it Sep 14, Nice connections to various youth issues and problems to learn more about Japanese culture at large. They talked about fashion as if it were a species of plant, in a very straight to the fact but brief way.

Fashionlng In Sign Up. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Iona rated it liked it Jul 20, 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.

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