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Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture, Yuniya Kawamura

Label
Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture
Title
Sneakers
Title remainder
fashion, gender, and subculture
Statement of responsibility
Yuniya Kawamura
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first academic study of sneakers and the subculture that surrounds them. Since the 1980s, members of American sneaker subcultures, popularly known as "sneakerheads" or "sneakerholics", have created a distinctive identity for themselves, while sneaker manufacturers such as Reebok, Puma and Nike have become global fashion brands. How have sneakers come to gain this status and what makes them attractive? In what ways are sneaker subcultures bound up with gender identity and why are sneakerholics mostly men? Based on the author's own ethnographic fieldwork in New York, where sneaker subculture is said to have originated, this unique study traces the transformation of sneakers from sportswear to fashion symbol. Sneakers explores the obsessions and idiosyncrasies surrounding the sneaker phenomenon, from competitive subcultures to sneaker painting and artwork. It is a valuable contribution to the growing study of footwear in fashion studies and will appeal to students of fashion theory, gender studies, sociology and popular culture"--
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1963-
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Kawamura, Yuniya
Dewey number
685/.31
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV749.S64
LC item number
R38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Dress, body, culture
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  • Sneakers
  • Sneakers
  • DESIGN
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Globalisierung
  • Männliche Jugend
  • Mode
  • Sneaker
  • Subkultur
Label
Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture, Yuniya Kawamura
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/224/9780857857224/image/lgcover.9780857857224.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-143) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Placing sneakers within sociology : Sneakers and youth subcultures within sociology ; Subcultural ethnography as an outsider/insider researcher ; A background of the sneaker industry ; Literature on sneakers -- Academic research on footwear : The sociocultural significance of footwear ; Footwear in fashion and dress studies ; Footwear and sumptuary laws ; Footwear in rituals and religion ; Footwear as a fetish object -- Sneakers as a subculture: emerging from underground to upperground : Three waves of the sneaker phenomenon ; The first wave pre-Jordan phenomenon as an underground subculture ; Rejection of a legitimate aesthetic taste ; The second wave post-Jordan sneaker phenomenon ; The production of new sneaker technologies ; Controversies and debates to strengthen the subcultural bond -- Sneakers as a symbol of manhood: wearing masculinity on their feet : Footwear and gender ; High heels: mobility for men and immobility for women ; A male material object that binds subcultural members ; The exploration of masculinity in subcultures ; Male socialization through sneaker trading using social capital ; Distinguishing oneself from a female shopper as a male entrepreneur ; The culture of endorsement: the personification of success ; The increasing significance of gender and the declining significance of race ; The construction of masculine identity -- Sneakers as fashion: reclaiming masculine adornment : A functional shift from practicality to adornment ; Reclaiming fashion and adornment as a male affair ; In pursuit of limited edition sneakers: neophilias and neomanias ; The third wave sneaker phenomenon: sneaker hunting as a game ; The commodification and diffusion of sneaker subculture ; Sneakers as part of the growing streetwear industry ; Sneakers as postmodern fashion: transcending categorical boundaries -- The sneaker subculture from Durkheimian perspectives : Connecting theory and practice ; Transition from modernity to postmodernity ; Overcoming accelerated anomie in postmodern society ; Social cohesion, collective conscience, and mechanical/organic solidarity -- Conclusion: Future directions and possibilities in footwear studies
Control code
ocn920943955
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 147 pages
Isbn
9780857857330
Lccn
2015025895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857857330
  • (OCoLC)920943955
Label
Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture, Yuniya Kawamura
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/224/9780857857224/image/lgcover.9780857857224.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Placing sneakers within sociology : Sneakers and youth subcultures within sociology ; Subcultural ethnography as an outsider/insider researcher ; A background of the sneaker industry ; Literature on sneakers -- Academic research on footwear : The sociocultural significance of footwear ; Footwear in fashion and dress studies ; Footwear and sumptuary laws ; Footwear in rituals and religion ; Footwear as a fetish object -- Sneakers as a subculture: emerging from underground to upperground : Three waves of the sneaker phenomenon ; The first wave pre-Jordan phenomenon as an underground subculture ; Rejection of a legitimate aesthetic taste ; The second wave post-Jordan sneaker phenomenon ; The production of new sneaker technologies ; Controversies and debates to strengthen the subcultural bond -- Sneakers as a symbol of manhood: wearing masculinity on their feet : Footwear and gender ; High heels: mobility for men and immobility for women ; A male material object that binds subcultural members ; The exploration of masculinity in subcultures ; Male socialization through sneaker trading using social capital ; Distinguishing oneself from a female shopper as a male entrepreneur ; The culture of endorsement: the personification of success ; The increasing significance of gender and the declining significance of race ; The construction of masculine identity -- Sneakers as fashion: reclaiming masculine adornment : A functional shift from practicality to adornment ; Reclaiming fashion and adornment as a male affair ; In pursuit of limited edition sneakers: neophilias and neomanias ; The third wave sneaker phenomenon: sneaker hunting as a game ; The commodification and diffusion of sneaker subculture ; Sneakers as part of the growing streetwear industry ; Sneakers as postmodern fashion: transcending categorical boundaries -- The sneaker subculture from Durkheimian perspectives : Connecting theory and practice ; Transition from modernity to postmodernity ; Overcoming accelerated anomie in postmodern society ; Social cohesion, collective conscience, and mechanical/organic solidarity -- Conclusion: Future directions and possibilities in footwear studies
Control code
ocn920943955
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 147 pages
Isbn
9780857857330
Lccn
2015025895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857857330
  • (OCoLC)920943955

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