- 法政大学キャリアデザイン学部紀要 (ISSN:13493043)
- vol.9, pp.381-428, 2012-03
This article states the social world of youth subcultures in contemporary Japan using social exclusion theory. By examining "structurally embedded inequalities," which tend to be disregarded by post-sub cultural theory, this study will shed some light on the social contexts in which youth subcultures are created.The conceptual and theoretical frameworks that I will employ differ from those of previous works in three regards. First, my approach treats the socially excluded youth not as a group of the "new poor," but as a new collection of social actors produced as a consequence of social stratification. Second, I will focus on the epistemological turn from socio-political social exclusion where it account new poverty provoke a socially exclusive situation, to sociological social exclusion, which focuses on the process of the relationship between new poverty and social exclusion. Third, I will argue that the process of social exclusion is not only forcibly created by structural factors in the global context, but also that mundane exclusion regard to reproduce the everyday practice in local social world.