Wearing Ideology: State, Schooling and Self-Presentation in Japan (Dress, Body, Culture)

Wearing Ideology: State, Schooling and Self-Presentation in Japan (Dress, Body, Culture)

Brian J. McVeigh


Uniforms aren't special to Japan, yet their recognition there indicates vital linkages: fabric tradition, politico-economic tasks, physically administration, and the development of subjectivity are all attached to the donning of uniforms. This ebook examines what the wearing of uniforms says approximately cultural psychology and the expression of financial nationalism in Japan. Conformity in costume is mainly obvious among scholars, who're required to put on uniforms by way of most colleges. Drawing on concrete examples, the writer focuses rather on scholar uniforms, that are key socializing items in Japan's politico-economic order, but in addition examines 'office women' (secretaries), 'salary males' (white collar workers), provider team of workers, and housewives, who put on a kind of uniformed costume. Arguing that uniforms will be considered as fabric markers of a lifestyles cycle controlled via strong politico-economic associations, he additionally indicates that resistance to legitimate nation tasks is expressed by way of 'anti-uniforming' modes of self.

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