Fashioning Japanese subcultures / Yuniya Kawamura
- Kawamura, Yuniya, 1963-
- London ; New York : Berg Publishers, 2012.
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- Physical Description:
- xiv, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: I.INTRODUCTION -- 1.Understanding Subcultural Studies: Dick Hebdige Revisited -- 2.Placing Tokyo on the Fashion Map: From Catwalk to Street Style -- 3.Japanese Youth in a Changing Society -- II.GEOGRAPHICALLY AND STYLISTICALLY DEFINED JAPANESE SUBCULTURES -- 4.Shibuya: The Youth in Outspoken Rebellion -- 5.Harajuku: The Youth in Silent Rebellion -- 6.Akihabara and Ikebukuro: Playing with Costume as Entertainment -- 7.Shinjuku: Girls of the Nightlife Using Beauty and Youth as Weapons -- 8.Kouenji and Other Fashion Districts: From Secondhand Clothes Lovers to Fast Fashion Followers -- 9.Individual and Institutional Networks within a Subcultural System: Efforts to Validate and Valorize New Tastes in Fashion -- III.THE POWER OF THE YOUTH: TRICKLE-UP/BUBBLE-UP THEORY REVISITED -- 10.The Deprofessionalization of Fashion -- 11.The Globalization of Japanese Subcultures and Fashion: Future Possibilities and Limitations.
- "Western fashion has been widely appreciated and consumed in Tokyo for decades, but since the mid-1990s 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. Geographically and stylistically defined, subcultures such as Lolita in Harajuku, Gyaru and Gyaru-o in Shibuya, Agejo 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, merchandisers and designers. Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan's contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions. It is essential reading for students, scholars and anyone interested in fashion, sociology and subcultures"--
- 9781847889485 (hardback)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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