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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)

Bullying (ijime)

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The withdrawn early life (hikikomori) and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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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. (2000) Sento¯ Bish¯ojo no Sishinbunseki (The Psychoanalysis of Fighting Girls), ¯ ta Shuppan. Tokyo, O Sarbin, T. and J.

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).

Kikuchi, S. (2008) ‘Otaku stereotype no hensen to Akihabara burando’ (The transformation and diffusion of Otaku stereotypes and the establishment of Akihabara as a place-brand), Chiiki Burando Kenkyu¯, 4: 47–78. Kinsella, S. (1998) ‘Japanese Subculture in the 1990s: Otaku and the Amateur Manga Movement’, The Journal of Japanese Studies 24(2): 289–316. 28 Tuukka Toivonen and Yuki Imoto Kinsella, S. (2000) Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society Richmond, Surrey, Curzon. Kitazawa, K.

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