Contemporary Urban Japan: A Sociology of Consumption

Contemporary Urban Japan: A Sociology of Consumption

Author(s): John Clammer

Print ISBN: 9780631203018

Online ISBN: 9780470712771

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712771


"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