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Youth Deviance in Japan
Class Reproduction of Non-Conformity
by Robert Stuart Yoder
Based on fieldwork spanning two decades, this book presents a longitudinal study of deviance and crime among youths in Kanagawa-ken, with a focus upon two groups of young people - a working class group and a middle-class group. The author, a long-term resident in Japan, has managed to keep in touch with his subjects for twenty years and offers vivid descriptions of non-conformity among Japanese youngsters and an in-depth analysis of the way in which youth deviance is reproduced along class lines.

Published by TransPacific Press
Published 2004, 200 pp.
ISBN 1 876843 17 9, hardback, 48.00
ISBN 1 876843 11 X, paperback, 19.99