By Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto, Tuukka Toivonen
Over the previous thirty years, while Japan has produced a various set of youngster cultures that have had a tremendous impression on pop culture around the globe, it has additionally constructed a succession of teen difficulties that have ended in significant issues in the nation itself. Drawing on certain 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 adolescence difficulties which argues that there's a definite predictability in regards to the means during which those difficulties are chanced on, outlined and dealt with.
The chapters comprise case reviews masking concerns such as:
Returnee kids (kikokushijo)
Compensated courting (enjo kōsai)
Corporal punishment (taibatsu)
Child abuse (jidō gyakutai)
The withdrawn early life (hikikomori) and
NEETs (not in schooling, employment or training)
By studying those quite a few social difficulties jointly, A Sociology of jap formative years explains why specific formative years difficulties seemed after they did and what classes they could offer for the learn of adlescent difficulties in different societies.
This publication might be of big curiosity to scholars and students of jap society and tradition, the sociology of Japan, eastern anthropology and the comparative sociology of teenybopper studies.
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In part, this phenomenon follows from the fact that fresh categories are always made sense of by reference to pre-existing labels. Whenever new categories are constructed, they assume a place in a subtle hierarchical structure: in the early 2000s, commentators on youth issues perceived a clear pecking order, with the hikikomori at the bottom, followed by NEETs only slightly above them; above the NEETs came freeters, who, in turn, were eclipsed in terms of status by the full-time-working seishain (Toivonen 2009: 122).
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