List of sources for topics relating to Gothic Lolita.
Here are the some of the articles that I have used in past papers on Gothic lolita, including my university thesis. I have listed the links for articles online, and the ISBNs for the books that I own. I have included topics on the fringe of Gothic Lolita, such as cosplay and Ganguro for those looking to compare them, as well as examinations of extreme beauty practices for similar use. Some of these do have some adult content, and I have noted this where appropriate. I do not agree with everything stated in all of these, even the Academic sources, but many things in this fashion are always up for debate.
If any of you have anything to add to this, please let me know, and I'll be happy to add it! :)
--Cosplay and 'look books' (most of these have minor articles and interviews)--
Cosplay Girls: Japan's Live Action Heroines
Cosplay Girls 2: Japan's Live Action Heroines
J-rock Groupies: 200 Photographs of Unique Japanese Girls
Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook
The Tokyo Look Book: Stylish To Spectacular, Goth To Gyaru, Sidewalk To Catwalk - Philomena Keet and Yuri Manabe
Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion - Tokyo
Gothic and Lolita - Masayuki Yoshinaga and Katsuhiko Ishikawa
Japanese Youth and/or fashion:
-'Bad Girls of Japan' - Laura Miller and Jan Bardsley - Brand obsessions, manga, purikura, Ganguro/yamambas (Adult content warning!)
ISBN - 1-4039-6947-7
-'Japan's Changing Generations' - Gordon Mathews and Bruce White - generation studies, youth vs. adults, has an article with a brief mention of lolita and other styles in the article 'Youth fashion and changing beautification practices' by Laura Miller
-'The Image Factory: Fads and Fashions in Japan' - Donald Richie and Roy Garner - A look at the various (and mostly foreign influenced) fashions in Japan (Adult content warning!)
-'Japanese Teens as Producers of Street Fashion' - Yuniya Kawamura
Current Sociology, Vol. 54, No. 5, 784-801 (2006).
-'Mechademia 3: Limits of the Human (Mechademia)' - Frenchy Lunning
Article: 'Undressing and Dressing Loli: A Search for the Identity of the Japanese Lolita' by Theresa Winge.
-"World in the Balance: The People Paradox" - has a section on 'Parasite singles' and the affect on the population (note: this one isn't directly about Lolita but it does offer a glimpse into Japan's youth, and the dilemmas they face) - Transcript of vido can be found here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcripts/3108_worldbal.html
Beauty and body image in Japan:
-'Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics' - Laura Miller - talks of some of the extreme lengths that some of the Japaness go to for beauty. (Adult content warning!)
-'Urban Princesses: Performance and "Women's Language" in Japan's Gothic/Lolita Subculture' - Isaac Gagné - Linguistic studies and media views
Marketing, consumerism and trends:
-'Re-Made in Japan: Everyday Life and Consumer Taste in a Changing Society' by Tobin, Joseph J.
日本女性学研究会「女性学年報」 （水野麗 、学術雑誌 、2004 ） / 25 , 107-135
("Onnanoko rashia" to "Kawaii" no itsudatsu - "Gothic Lolita" and Gender
-"Where there's a Frill, There's a way!" - http://img312.imageshack.us/img312/5991/lolitafeminismsa2.gif
-"That Thing Called Love" - Jodi Cobb - See the section called "Social Rebels" (Adult content Warning on some of the other sections though!)
-"Gwenihana" - A look at Gwen Stefani and her/American views of Harajuku fashion
-“Lolitas' bard is sitting pretty” - Novala and Shimotsuma Monogatari - The Japan Times: Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, David McNeill
-"Tokyo's Lolita Scene all about escapism" - By Eric Talamadge - The Japan Times
-Those Naughty Teenage Girls: Japaese Kogals, Slang and Media Assesment - Laura Miller
-'Cuties in Japan' - Sharon Kinsella - a look at the 'cute' culture of Japan