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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There are a set of good works that examined Japanese youth culture and fahsioning prior to this book. The Jpaanese Boom in the United States: Want to Read saving….

Seiji sanka to minshu seiji Political Participation and Democratic Politics. Great introductory overview of modern-day Japanese subcultures for someone just learning about Japanese fashion. It’s shorter length can leave the reader wanting to know more, but for a introduction to the topic this book is decent. However, it is rather introductory and doesn’t go as deep as some may like.

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Lists with This Book. The book is much too slim to offer more than a brief look at Japanese subcultures as a whole, and would have benefitted from being longer.

The meaning of stye 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” fashikning describing it, when in reality most wearers of the fashion highly object to it being referred to as cosplay.


To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account subfultures. A longer book could have given Kawamura more time to explore these subcultures on a deeper level.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. You could not be signed in. There are no jpanese topics on fashionig book yet. Jennifer Sweetapple rated it really liked it Oct 17, This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Bettina Robertson rated it it was amazing Jan 07, 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.

Remember me on this computer. Jeannette Kurniawan rated it really liked it Nov 30, fashioninh It also could have even given rashioning 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.

They talked about fashion as if it were a species of plant, in a very straight to the fact but brief way. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

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 fashionin 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.

Jul 05, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Jan 04, It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and fasyioning by publishing worldwide.

LPenting rated it it was ok Oct 28, It appears that Kawamura took this map to heart and used the concept to organize her survey of Tokyo fashion subcultures. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement.

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That, however, it does very well.