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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Potato Subcultrues rated it did not like it Sep 17, May 18, glitterkawaiiprincess rated it did not like it Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about Fashioning Japanese Subcultures. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Nicolette rated it liked it Nov 11, It is essential reading for students, scholars and anyone interested in fashion, sociology and subcultures. Also, the elements of rebellion and going against mainstream claimed by the author for the groups sjbcultures she researches are questionable. Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement. The Future of Japanese Subcultures.

LPenting rated it it was ok Oct 28, Jeannette Kurniawan rated it really liked it Nov 30, None of the groups exhibit elements of class belonging or class subordination, a distinctive element for the neo-marxist interpretation of Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. Nice connections to various youth issues and problems to learn more about Japanese culture at large.

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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Lessons for Global Creative Industries. 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 subdultures affiliation and identities of their members, and have often blurred the boundary between professionals and amateurs for models, photographers, merchandisers and designers.


Ana rated it liked it Nov 02, A good introduction to the topic of Japanese subcultures, but also lacking in some aspects. 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.

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Cachita Paredes Vasquez rated it liked it Apr 22, Sign In or Create an Account. 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. 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.

Sylwia Romecka-Dymek subcu,tures it it was amazing Sep 05, 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.


If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. One of them was an illustrated map of Tokyo hotspots, with various subcultures identified with specific train and subway stations.

Jan 26, Catherine rated it liked it. Iona rated it liked it Jul 20, 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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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Odette rated it liked it Aug 12, 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.

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Bettina Robertson rated it it was amazing Jan 07, It gives an interesting look at how Japanese subcultures have come into existence and developed. Most users should sign in with their email address.

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