Table of contents for Kamikaze biker : parody and anomy in affluent Japan / Ikuya Sato ; with a foreword by Gerald D. Suttles.
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List of Illustrations
Foreword, by Gerald D. Suttles
"Fun" in Doing Evil
Attraction Theory of Delinquency
The Text and the Context of "Play"
Part I. The Text of Play
1. Speeds and Thrills: Flow Experience in Boso Driving
What Is Boso Driving?
Why Do Bosozoku Join in Boso Driving?
Characteristics of Experience in Boso Driving
The Autotelic Nature of Boso Driving
Medatsu, Communitas, Flow
2. Fashion and Style: Meanings of Outrageous Paraphernalia
Why Do Bosozoku Use "Unnatural" Symbols?
Costumes and Other Artifacts
3. Dramas and Dramatization: Bosozoku, the Saturday-Night Hero
Why Are Bosozoku So Preoccupied with Media Presentation?
The Media and Heroic Drama
Bosozoku as the Picaro
Bosozoku as the Koha
Bosozoku as Celebrity
Commercialization, Diffusion, and Stylization
Part II. The Natural History of Yankee Style
4. The Birth of the Yankee
Yankee and Bosozoku
Pride and Ambivalence in the Yankee Style
The Birth of the Yankee
"Action" and the Yankee
5. From Yankee to Bosozoku
Resources for Make-Believe Play
Metamorphosis and Group Process
6. From Yankee/Bosozoku to "Ordinary Citizen"
The Measles Theory of Bosozoku
Commitment to Conventional Life
Part III. Context of Play
7. Through the Looking Glass
Bosozoku as a Mirror for Japanese Society
Youths' Adventures in Wonderland
Folk Devils and Moral Panics
The Hunting of the Bosozoku
Conclusion: Parody and Anomy in Affluent Japan
Crime and Play
"Action" on the Street
Corruption of Play
Play and the Sacred
Parody and Anomy in the Affluent Society
A. Research Methods
B. Flow Interview Schedule
D. Bosozoku Argot
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Motorcycle gangs -- Japan.
Juvenile delinquency -- Japan.
Subculture -- Japan.