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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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 suncultures the realities studied by Kawamura. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. 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. I found it really boring.

Account Options Sign in. That, however, it does very well. Sylwia Romecka-Dymek rated it it was amazing Sep 05, It gives an interesting look at how Japanese subcultures have come into existence and developed.

May 18, glitterkawaiiprincess rated it did not like it Shelves: 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. Selected fashionijg Title Page.


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Kyla rated it it was ok May 27, Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Jul 05, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: However, it is rather introductory and doesn’t go as deep as some may like. However, at some points it didn’t seem very well researched, and a handful of parts were almost cringe-worthy for example, when japannese about Lolita fashion, Kawamura at one point uses the word “cosplay” in describing it, when in reality most wearers of usbcultures fashion highly object to it being referred to as cosplay.

BergAug 7, – Design – pages. Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement. Lucid rated it liked it Jan 20, Nicolette rated it liked it Nov 11, Kawamura is a subculltures in the study of subcultures from a perspective which transcends the borders of classical theories, stimulating through this paper an imporant debate on the way in which we can sociologically look at subcultures.

Great introductory overview of modern-day Japanese subcultures for someone just learning about Japanese fashion. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura

It’s shorter length can leave the reader wanting to know more, but for a introduction to the topic this book is decent. Log In Sign Up. Supposedly, one could find the gyaru at Shibuya, the Lolita at Harajuku, and the vintage hunter at Shimokitazawa. Akane DOrangeville rated it it was ok Aug 13, Jul 16, Colleen rated it liked it.

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Jeannette Kurniawan rated it really liked it Nov 30, It also could have even given her the chance to talk more about subcultures that have played a major role in shaping the subcultural scene of Japan, such as Visual Kei and Decora both of which were barely mentioned, despite their importance in Japanese subcultural fashion history. Books by Yuniya Kawamura. Most users should sign in with their email address.


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.

They talked about fashion as if it were a species of plant, in a very straight to the fact but brief way. Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Skip to main content. 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.

Want to Read saving…. Jan 26, Catherine rated it liked it. Nicola Cooper rated it liked it Feb 23, 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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