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The Deprofessionalization of Fashion

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Wearing the latest style was the privilege of the rich until the mid-nineteenth century in Europe, and, indeed, it was the rich who initiated fashion. Applying Erving Goffman’s (1959) idea of the social sphere that is divided into front...

Shibuya: The Youth in Outspoken Rebellion

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...I begin this part with a chapter on Shibuya because this is where one of the first distinct subcultural phenomena in Japan appeared in the 1990s, and it shares similar components and traits with subcultural groups in the United Kingdom...

Understanding Subcultural Studies: Dick Hebdige Revisited

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Before I introduce various subcultural groups found in different districts in Tokyo, it is important to understand what a subculture is and how it is studied by scholars. I first explain how the term subculture is defined and used in social...

Harajuku: The Youth in Silent Rebellion

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Harajuku is only a couple of train stops from Shibuya (see Chapter 4) and is also a very popular fashion district among youth. In the early 1980s a subculture called the Bamboo Tribe appeared in Harajuku on weekends, and the members danced...

Kouenji and Other Fashion Districts: From Secondhand Clothes Lovers to Fast Fashion Followers

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...This chapter explores a marginal subculture known as Mori Girl (Forest Girl), which emerged in Kouenji.Every time I visited Kouenji, I could find only one or two girls who appeared to dress in Mori Girl fashion. I later found out...

Shinjuku: Girls of the Nightlife Using Beauty and Youth as Weapons

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Shinjuku is a district famous for its nightlife, especially for its red-light section, Kabuki-cho. There are hostess bars known as caba-kura, night clubs, restaurants, motels, small inns, massage salons, and pubs. This is where Japan’s sex...

Japanese Youth in a Changing Society

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...This chapter outlines the social, economic, and cultural factors in Japan today, since a theoretical framework that examines subcultures needs to consider the complex and inseparable relationships between a subculture and the larger society...

Conclusion: The Future of Japanese Subcultures

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Fashioning Japanese Subcultures introduced and explained various Japanese youth subcultures that originated in different fashion districts in Tokyo and analyzed theoretically the continuous subcultural phenomenon in Japan while referring...

Individual and Institutional Networks within a Subcultural System: Efforts to Validate and Valorize New Tastes in Fashion

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...I have categorized various Japanese youth subcultures into different districts in Tokyo for the purpose of our discussion regarding the subculture and fashion that each district has produced. But some of these geographical subcultural...

Akihabara and Ikebukuro: Playing with Costume as Entertainment

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Akihabara and Ikebukuro are districts in Tokyo where anime and manga fans, many of whom are cosplayers, visit. This chapter will describe some of the differences and similarities between the cosplay subculture and the other Japanese youth...