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By Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto, Tuukka Toivonen

Over the earlier thirty years, when Japan has produced a various set of teenage cultures that have had a big effect on pop culture around the globe, it has additionally constructed a succession of teen difficulties that have resulted in significant issues in the kingdom itself. Drawing on specific empirical fieldwork, the authors of this quantity set those concerns in a basically articulated ‘social constructionist’ framework, and positioned forth a sociology of jap formative years difficulties which argues that there's a definite predictability in regards to the method within which those difficulties are came across, outlined and dealt with.

The chapters comprise case stories protecting concerns such as:

Returnee little ones (kikokushijo)

Compensated courting (enjo kōsai)

Corporal punishment (taibatsu)

Bullying (ijime)

Child abuse (jidō gyakutai)

The withdrawn adolescence (hikikomori) and

NEETs (not in schooling, employment or training)

By interpreting those a number of social difficulties jointly, A Sociology of eastern adolescence explains why specific adolescence difficulties seemed once they did and what classes they could offer for the research of teenybopper difficulties in different societies.

This e-book might be of big curiosity to scholars and students of eastern society and tradition, the sociology of Japan, eastern anthropology and the comparative sociology of teen studies.

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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. (1999) ‘Fiction toshite no “Ijime Mondai”–Gensetsu no shukubaku kara no kaiho¯ o motomete–(Ijime Problem as Fiction–breaking away from the discursive spell)’, in ‘Kodomo Mondai’ kara mita Gakko¯ Sekai (The world of school from the perspective of ‘Youth Problems’) pp.

Eng, L. htm. Foucault, M. (1977) Discipline and Punish, New York, Pantheon. —— (1991) ‘Governmentality’, trans. R. Braidotti and revised by C. Gordon, in G. Burchell, C. Gordon and P. Miller (eds) The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality, pp. 87–104, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Press. Freedman, A. (2009) ‘Trainman and the Gender Politics of Japanese “Otaku” Culture: The Rise of New Media, Nerd Heroes and Consumer Communities’, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 20, Australian National University.

In unravelling the puzzle of how the view of ‘returnees’ was transformed from a pitiful to a privileged group, Goodman provides us a glimpse into how a prominent youth problem changes over the very long term. In her colourful account that traces the moral panic over (and the fetishization of ) Japanese schoolgirls in 1993–2000, Sharon Kinsella illustrates how the logic that underlies the striking discourse of enjo ko¯sai, or ‘compensated dating’, differs in no essential sense from that behind the change in perception of ‘returnees’.

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