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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Akane DOrangeville rated it it was ok Aug 13, Oct 31, Meg rated it it was ok Shelves: It appears that Kawamura took this map to heart and used the concept to organize her survey of Tokyo fashion subcultures.

Nicolette rated it liked it Nov 11, Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Emilly rated it really liked it Jan 22, 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. Email alerts New issue alert.

The idea of looking for Jul 16, Colleen rated it liked it. That, however, it does very well. Stated otherwise, we cannot apply the western conceptual framework for groups of youngsters in other areas than the West, taking into account the different socio-economic background of these societies. Don’t have an account?


Nicola Cooper rated it liked it Feb 23, A longer book could have given Kawamura more time to explore these subcultures on a deeper level. Lessons for Global Creative Industries. You cannot discuss subcultural affiliation, anti-system elements or silent revolt, when the members subciltures such a community Lolita: Sadly, some of the points she makes in the book are misleading or inaccurate.

Jeannette Kurniawan rated it really liked it Nov 30, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Future of Japanese Subcultures.

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Odette rated it liked it Aug 12, Sign In Forgot password? 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.

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

There are a set of good works that examined Japanese youth culture and fashion prior to this book. Jennifer Sweetapple rated it really liked it Oct 17, Lucid rated it liked it Jan 20, Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan’s contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic kapanese.


Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

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

It’s more of a general social study on how subcultures come into existence of course, mostly about Japanese youth fashion – but with a lot of parallels to the punk movement of the s and move along, than a book that goes into a deep study of each specific subculture. 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 sibcultures Book Page. LPenting rated it it was ok Oct 28, Alexandria rated it really liked it Feb 22, Great introductory overview of modern-day Japanese subcultures for someone just learning about Japanese fashion. Published August 15th by Berg Publishers first published January 1st