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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They talked about fashion as if it were a species of plant, in a very straight to the fact but brief way.
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CCCS is profoundly critiqued nowadays by more recent approaches, such as that of neo-tribalism Mafesolli,Bennett subcultyres of liquid modernity Baumann,which the author ignores. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan’s contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions. Selected pages Title Page. Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura. That, however, it does very well. Open Preview See a Problem?
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. 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.
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Great introductory overview of modern-day Japanese subcultures for someone just learning about Japanese fashion. 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. Tung rated it liked it Sep 14, Citing articles via Google Scholar.
Fashioning Japanese Subcultures
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.
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. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Books by Yuniya Kawamura.
Trivia About Fashioning Japane Log In Sign Up. 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.
Anastasiya rated it really liked it Apr 25, There are a set of good works that examined Japanese youth culture and fashion prior to this book.
Geographically and stylistically defined, subcultures such as Lolita in Harajuku, Gyaru jaapanese 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, fashuoning and designers.
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