Literacy rates in the Edo Period cannot be academically evaluated. From the late 1960s, however, it became common discourse among general publications that “literacy in the Edo Period was high.” By paying little heed to what the general publications were saying, academic publications had contributed, albeit passively, to this discourse becoming common understanding. This discourse construction process is examined from the stance of publishing studies using social constructionism analysis tools.
Article 34 of Constitutional Law of Ukraine guarantees Freedom of Speech (свобода слова). On the other hand, in Ukraine, anti-communism law restricts Freedom of Speech. This law establishes penalties for expressions denying events such as artificial famine in Ukraine under Soviet Union and prohibits praise for Communism and Nazism. Freedom of Speech in Ukraine and its restrictions are commented here.
This paper discusses what is the “Publishing Studies” that has been raised in the 1960s in Japan. From the discussion for 50 years from the origin to today about the “Publishing Studies”, the limitation and the possibility of the “Publishing Studies” as an academic study are examined. Especially, the publishing studies that fits a today's diversifying multi-media are focused.
This essay is attempted to investigate the application of discourse analysis to the vaccination for cancer of the cervix in magazine discourse through a review of framing analysis. It is resulted that framing analysis in discourse analysis is divided into the social psychological and the sociological. The latter contributes to examinig the values embedded in magazine discourses more empirically.
This article considers when the media mix between publisher and broadcasting center was begun and how it had been developed before the war. It also examines the role of the Pre-war publisher through the research study, paying attention to the cooperation between Shun-yodo-Shoten and the Study Group of Radio Drama which was organized in the Japan broadcasting center (NHK) in 1920's.