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This volume demonstrates a fresh approach to urban studies as well as a new way of looking at contemporary Japan which links economy and society in an innovative way.Content: Chapter 1 Approaching Japan through the Study of Consumption (pages 1–25): Chapter 2 Consumption and Urban Cultures in the Japanese City (pages 26–50): Chapter 3 The Context of Desire: The Political Economy of Consumption (pages 51–67): Chapter 4 Shopping and the Social Self (pages 58–84): Chapter 5 Gender, Class and the Internationalization of Consumption (pages 85–109): Chapter 6 Consuming Bodies: Media and the Construction and Representation of the Body (pages 110–134): Chapter 7 Sites and Sights: The Consuming Eye and the Arts of the Imagination in Japanese Tourism (pages 135–151): Chapter 8 Theorizing Consumption in Urban Japan (pages 152–168):
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