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The Resource Media and politics in Japan, edited by Susan J. Pharr and Ellis S. Krauss

Media and politics in Japan, edited by Susan J. Pharr and Ellis S. Krauss

Label
Media and politics in Japan
Title
Media and politics in Japan
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan J. Pharr and Ellis S. Krauss
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Japan is one of the most media-saturated societies in the world. The circulations of its "big five" national newspapers dwarf those of any major American newspaper. NHK, its public service broadcasting agency, is second only to the BBC in size. And it has a full range of commercial television stations, high-brow and low-brow magazines (from widely read intellectual journals to the ubiquitous manga, or adult comic books), and a large antimainstream media and mini-media. Japanese elites, surveys show, rate the mass media as the most influential group in Japanese society. But what role do they play in political life? Whose interests do the media serve? As Japan's critics often hold, are they mainly servants of the state? Or are they watchdogs on behalf of the public, as the media themselves claim and as suggested by their role in uncovering late eighties and early nineties political scandals and in triggering political change in the summer of 1993? And what effects do the media have on the political beliefs and behavior of ordinary Japanese people? These questions, central for interpreting the media's role in any industrial society, are the focus of this collection of essays by leading political scientists, sociologists, social psychologists, and journalists. Japan's unique kisha (press) club system, its powerful media business organizations, the uses of the media by Japan's wily bureaucrats, and the role of the media in everything from political scandals to shaping public opinion, are among the many subjects of this insightful and provocative book
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
302.23/0952
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
P95.82.J3
LC item number
M43 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pharr, Susan J.
  • Krauss, Ellis S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Japan
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Mass media
  • Politics and government
  • Japan
  • Massenmedien
  • Politik
  • Japan
  • Massamedia
  • Politieke communicatie
  • Médias
  • Japon
  • Japan
Label
Media and politics in Japan, edited by Susan J. Pharr and Ellis S. Krauss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Media and politics in Japan : historical and contemporary perspectives / Susan J. Pharr -- Media as trickster in Japan : A comparative perspective / Susan J. Pharr -- Mass media as business organizations : a U.S.-Japancomparison / D. Eleanor Westney -- Portraying the state : NHK television news and politics / Ellis S. Krauss -- Japan's press and the politics of scandal / Maggie Farley -- Television and political turmoil : Japan's summer of 1993 / Kristin Kyoko Altman -- Media and policy change in Japan / John Creigh
Control code
47010568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 389 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863555
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62v99g
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010568
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Media and politics in Japan, edited by Susan J. Pharr and Ellis S. Krauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Media and politics in Japan : historical and contemporary perspectives / Susan J. Pharr -- Media as trickster in Japan : A comparative perspective / Susan J. Pharr -- Mass media as business organizations : a U.S.-Japancomparison / D. Eleanor Westney -- Portraying the state : NHK television news and politics / Ellis S. Krauss -- Japan's press and the politics of scandal / Maggie Farley -- Television and political turmoil : Japan's summer of 1993 / Kristin Kyoko Altman -- Media and policy change in Japan / John Creigh
Control code
47010568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 389 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863555
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62v99g
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010568
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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