Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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W Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure
Use all W* codes for: popular accounts for general adult readership. DO NOT USE: code ‘W’ itself, but select specific categories from section W*. Use all W* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate.
Prefer: codes from A*, K*, P*, R*, T*, etc, for specialist, technical and academic works
WJ Lifestyle and personal style guides
WJF Fashion and style guides
WJH Cosmetics, hair and beauty
Class here: spa treatments, makeup, skin care, hairstyling, beauty therapies, salon skills, personal grooming.
See also: TTVH Hairdressing, salon and beauty therapy skills, VFM Fitness and diet, YPWC5 Educational: Hairdressing, salon and beauty therapy skills
WJJ Perfume and incense
Class here: fragrances
WJK Interior design, decor and style guides
See also: AMR Architecture: interior design
WJS Shopping guides
See also: UDBA Online shopping and auctions, VSG Consumer advice
WJW Weddings, wedding planners
WJX Parties, etiquette and entertaining
WJY Traditional rituals and ceremonies
Class here: Japanese arts of refinement, ceremonies of welcome, bread and salt greetings, Use for: popular works about commonplace, traditional rituals and ceremonies and associated etiquettes, customs or codified conduct, often associated with daily life. Use with: other subject codes to indicate the nature of the ceremony, for example, WBXN12 for a Japanese traditional tea ceremony (Chadō), or WFW for Ikebana (Kadō) or WJJ for the Way of Fragrance (Kōdō).
See also: JBCC6 Cultural studies: customs and traditions

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