Contemporary Urban Japan: A Sociology of Consumption / Edition 1

Contemporary Urban Japan: A Sociology of Consumption / Edition 1

by John Clammer, J. R. Clammer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 063120301X

ISBN-13: 9780631203018

Pub. Date: 12/12/1997

Publisher: Wiley

Contemporary Japan, despite its prominence in the world economy, has so far received little systematic sociological attention from western scholars. One of the most neglected areas has been urban sociology. 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

Overview

Contemporary Japan, despite its prominence in the world economy, has so far received little systematic sociological attention from western scholars. One of the most neglected areas has been urban sociology. 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. The book breaks new ground methodologically and conceptually by exploring contemporary Japanese urban lifestyles through the medium of an analysis of consumption behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631203018
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/12/1997
Series:
Studies in Urban and Social Change Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Approaching Japan through the Study of Consumption.

2. Consumption and Urban Cultures in the Japanese City.

3. The Context of Desire.

4. Shopping and the Social Self.

5. Gender, Class and the Internationalization of Consumption.

6. Consuming Bodies: Media and the Construction and Representation of the Body.

7. Sites and Sights: The Consuming Eye and the Arts of the Imagination in Japanese Tourism.

8. Theorizing Consumption in Urban Japan.

References.

Index.

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