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Kamikaze Biker Parody and Anomy in Affluent Japan

ISBN-10: 0226735281

ISBN-13: 9780226735283

Edition: 1991

Authors: Ikuya Sato, Gerald D. Suttles

List price: $33.00
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In this firsthand account of high-risk car and motorcycle racing in Japan, Ikuya Sato shows how affluence and consumerism have spawned various experimental and deviant life-styles among youth. Kamikaze Biker offers an intriguing look at a form of delinquency in a country traditionally thought to be devoid of social problems. "Ikuya Sato's Kamikaze Biker is an exceptionally fine ethnographic analysis of a recurrent form of Japanese collective youth deviance. . . . Sato has contributed a work of value to a wide range of scholarly audiences."—Jack Katz, Contemporary Sociology "A must for anyone interested in Japan, juvenile delinquency and/or youth behavior in general, or the impact of affluence on society."—Choice "The volume provides a sophisticated . . . discussion of changes happening in Japanese society in the early 1980s. As such, it serves as a window on the 1990s and beyond."—Ross Mouer, Asian Studies Review "Kamikaze Biker is a superlative study, one that might help liberate American social science from the simplistic notion that behavior not directly contributing to economic productivity should be summarily dismissed as 'dangerous' and 'deviant.' "—Los Angeles Times Book Review
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/20/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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