Unlocking Hikikomori: an interdisciplinary approach

  title={Unlocking Hikikomori: an interdisciplinary approach},
  author={Naomi Berman and Flavio Rizzo},
  journal={Journal of Youth Studies},
  pages={791 - 806}
ABSTRACT This article provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways in which social isolation is constructed in institutional and public imaginaries. It examines the discursive devices that produce hikikomori subjectivities, with a particular focus on the existence of an enduring deviant construct. Despite largely existing in the private sphere, hikikomori are positioned as residing outside of the prevailing system of social relationships and as such are perceived as a threat to social… Expand
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