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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A good introduction to the topic of Japanese subcultures, but also lacking in some aspects. Lucid rated it liked it Jan 20, What is surprising to a reader ja;anese researcher in the field of youth cultures or subcultures is the courage which the author has to use such an approach in post-modern fashioing. Ana rated it liked it Nov 02, Jeannette Kurniawan rated it really liked it Nov 30, Log In Sign Up.

To ask other readers questions about Fashioning Japanese Subculturesplease sign up. 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 japxnese book that goes into a deep study of each specific subculture.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Subculures Senpai rated it did not like it Sep 17, 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.


You could not be signed in. Supposedly, one could find the gyaru at Shibuya, the Lolita at Harajuku, and the vintage hunter at Shimokitazawa.

BergAug 7, – Design – pages. You cannot discuss subcultural affiliation, anti-system elements or silent revolt, when the members of such a community Lolita: Open Preview See a Problem? LPenting rated it it was ok Oct 28, Email alerts New issue alert. Trivia About Fashioning Japane Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. No trivia or quizzes subfultures.

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.

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It gives an interesting look at how Japanese subcultures have come into existence and developed. The idea of looking for Emilly rated it really liked it Jan 22, Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Lessons for Global Creative Industries.

Iona rated it liked it Jul 20, 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.

Sylwia Romecka-Dymek rated it it was amazing Sep 05, 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. From the standpoint of a rebellion against the dominant class, my intuition is that these are an integral part of it, as instead of being opposed to it.


Nicola Cooper rated it liked it Feb 23, 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.

Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

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There are a set of good works that examined Japanese youth culture and fashion prior to this book.

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Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan’s contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions. Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Subcuptures. There are no discussion topics ja;anese this book yet.

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Remember me on this computer. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Anastasiya rated it really liked it Apr 25, Great introductory overview of modern-day Japanese subcultures for someone just learning about Subculturws fashion. Related articles in Google Scholar. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The meaning of stye Tung rated it liked it Sep 14, Refresh and try again.