Contemporary Urban Japan: A Sociology of Consumption

Contemporary Urban Japan: A Sociology of Consumption

by John Clammer, J. R. Clammer, J. R. Clammer
     
 

This volume demonstrates a fresh approach to urban studies as well as a new way of looking at contemporary Japan which links economy and society in an innovative way.

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This volume demonstrates a fresh approach to urban studies as well as a new way of looking at contemporary Japan which links economy and society in an innovative way.

Editorial Reviews

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"Contemporary Urban Japan is a useful book: simultaneously a thoughtful window into a consumerist urban Japan, and an engaging challenge to conventional understandings of consumption, modernity, and social theory." A Latham, University of Auckland

"I found the book to be creative, very current about the latest trends and extraordinarily interesting. It provides a framework for understanding the various consumer crazes that are always so apparent in Japan ... as well as a novel and fruitful approach for presenting details about the physical form, patterns of land use and daily rountines of Tokyo and cities like it. An important addition to the social science literature about contemporary Japan, as well as a contribution of interest to scholars working on the space-society nexus in contemporary urban culture in any post-modern or post-industrial society." Roman Cybriwsky, Temple University " Clammer's Sociology of Consumption opens a window on Japanese urban society that is as intriguing as it is informative. His complex analysis ranges across a vast array of topics." Michael Tansey, Service Industries Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631203025
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/12/1997
Series:
Studies in Urban and Social Change Series
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.42(d)

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From the Publisher
"Contemporary Urban Japan is a useful book: simultaneously a thoughtful window into a consumerist urban Japan, and an engaging challenge to conventional understandings of consumption, modernity, and social theory." A Latham, University of Auckland

"I found the book to be creative, very current about the latest trends and extraordinarily interesting. It provides a framework for understanding the various consumer crazes that are always so apparent in Japan ... as well as a novel and fruitful approach for presenting details about the physical form, patterns of land use and daily rountines of Tokyo and cities like it. An important addition to the social science literature about contemporary Japan, as well as a contribution of interest to scholars working on the space-society nexus in contemporary urban culture in any post-modern or post-industrial society." Roman Cybriwsky, Temple University " Clammer's Sociology of Consumption opens a window on Japanese urban society that is as intriguing as it is informative. His complex analysis ranges across a vast array of topics." Michael Tansey, Service Industries Journal

Meet the Author

John Clammer is Professor of Comparative Sociology and Asian Studies at Sophia University, Tokyo.

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