New PDF release: A Sociology of Japanese Youth: From Returnees to NEETs

By Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto, Tuukka Toivonen

ISBN-10: 0415669278

ISBN-13: 9780415669276

Over the prior thirty years, while Japan has produced a various set of adlescent cultures that have had a huge influence on pop culture around the globe, it has additionally built a succession of minor difficulties that have resulted in significant issues in the state itself. Drawing on designated empirical fieldwork, the authors of this quantity set those concerns in a in actual fact articulated ‘social constructionist’ framework, and positioned forth a sociology of jap early life difficulties which argues that there's a definite predictability in regards to the manner within which those difficulties are found, outlined and dealt with.

The chapters comprise case experiences overlaying matters such as:

Returnee little ones (kikokushijo)

Compensated courting (enjo kōsai)

Corporal punishment (taibatsu)

Bullying (ijime)

Child abuse (jidō gyakutai)

The withdrawn formative years (hikikomori) and

NEETs (not in schooling, employment or training)

By reading those numerous social difficulties jointly, A Sociology of jap early life explains why specific adolescence difficulties seemed once they did and what classes they could supply for the examine of adlescent difficulties in different societies.

This booklet may be of big curiosity to scholars and students of eastern society and tradition, the sociology of Japan, jap anthropology and the comparative sociology of teenybopper studies.

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Okada, T. (1995) ‘Nihon ni koi suru Beikoku no otaku (The otaku of America and their lust for Japan)’, AERA, 2 October. Okada, C. (2008) Net Ijime: Web-Shakai to Owarinaki Kyara-Senso¯ (Internet Bullying: The Web Society and the Never-Ending Character War), Tokyo, PHP. , P. Rasanen, J. Nurmi and K. ” Community Reactions to School Shootings in Finland’, Research on Finnish Society, 3: 19–27. Pearson, G. (2006) ‘Disturbing Continuities: “Peaky Blinders” to “Hoodies”’, CJM, 65: 6–7. Saito, Tamaki.

An issue or field is debated and made sense of – are not entirely coherent, but they do exist within identifiable boundaries and broad structures. 6 illustrates, the mainstream media are not the sole locus of youth problem discourses. Academics operate in their own conceptual and semantic communities; practitioners and ‘experts’ (such as youth supporters and psychiatrists) produce discourses rooted in their own experiences; the government has its own, necessarily politicized, way of discussing essentially the same issue.

A longitudinal study on the perception of the term (Kikuchi 2008) suggested that negative connotations have significantly decreased. 5 On the other hand, the Akihabara Incident in June 2008, where the convicted serial killer was labelled an otaku by much of the press, as well as increased global anxieties over the link between anime and child pornography, have reconveyed the image of otaku as a sexually promiscuous and potentially criminal group. In December 2010, the strength of resurgent conservative political feeling against normalizing otaku tastes was demonstrated in Tokyo through the passing of a legal prohibition to control the production and market for ‘indecent’ images drawn from manga and anime.

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