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By Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto, Tuukka Toivonen

ISBN-10: 0415669278

ISBN-13: 9780415669276

Over the earlier thirty years, when Japan has produced a various set of stripling cultures that have had a big influence on pop culture around the globe, it has additionally constructed a succession of teenybopper difficulties that have ended in significant matters in the kingdom itself. Drawing on specific empirical fieldwork, the authors of this quantity set those matters in a sincerely articulated ‘social constructionist’ framework, and placed forth a sociology of eastern adolescence difficulties which argues that there's a convinced predictability in regards to the means during which those difficulties are stumbled on, outlined and dealt with.

The chapters contain case experiences masking concerns such as:

Returnee young children (kikokushijo)

Compensated relationship (enjo kōsai)

Corporal punishment (taibatsu)

Bullying (ijime)

Child abuse (jidō gyakutai)

The withdrawn adolescence (hikikomori) and

NEETs (not in schooling, employment or training)

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

This booklet might be of big curiosity to scholars and students of jap society and tradition, the sociology of Japan, jap anthropology and the comparative sociology of minor studies.

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Steinberg, M. (2004) ‘Otaku Consumption, Superflat Art and the Return to Edo’, Japan Forum, 16(3). Toivonen, T. (2009) Explaining Social Inclusion and Activation Policy for Youth in 21st Century Japan, University of Oxford PhD Thesis. Toivonen, T. (forthcoming) Japan’s Emerging Youth Policy: Getting Young Adults back to work, Routledge. Turner, V. (1975) ‘Symbolic Studies’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 4: 145–61. Uno, S. (2006) ‘1990 nen-dai Nihon no Shakai-kagaku: jikohansei to sono keisho¯ ( Japanese Social Science in the 1990s: Self-reflection and its continuity)’ Shakaikagaku Kenkyu¯, 58(1): 99–123.

Perhaps less recognized are the longer-term, historical trajectories of socially constructed youth problems. Whereas policy-related youth problem cycles tend to last no longer than two or three years, it is not uncommon to witness a particular problem resurfacing at, say, ten-year intervals, as the case of bullying amply demonstrated. The longevity of certain youth issues is dependent on the continued presence of interested actors who are able to renew public interest in such problems, for example, through the successful mobilization of a fresh ‘story’ or a new political agenda.

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