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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 505–528.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., evident in large public protests, made the issue highly newsworthy. For many people the news media represent their main source of information on GM and the issues surrounding it. The news media are able to influence the public agenda by making some issues more salient in the minds of the public. Moreover...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 March 2010
... first Japanese trial was conducted in 1995. This trial event garnered extensive media coverage but yielded little opposition. To understand the public reaction, a range of sources were examined, including news media and popular scientific magazines. In the case of Japan, public acceptance did not mean...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 229–246.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ryuma Shineha This article aims to describe time-lined changes in the topics and framings of stem cell research (SCR) and regenerative medicine (RM) in Japanese mass media after the 1990s. Seventy-four hundred news articles were collected and analyzed for co-word network structures. Network changes...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 439–458.
Published: 01 December 2018
... by perceiving different uses, but they do not create affordances in the act of perception.” The potential of uses is activated by people who use technology, and the technology alters the way people communicate ( Vitak and Ellison 2013 ). As such, smartphones and social media created a new possibility...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 331–352.
Published: 01 September 2017
... ( Adam 2000 ). By focusing on the media's scientific accounts (which include new scientific findings, experts' accounts in interviews with journalists, and the authority of the expertise), this article contributes to the scholarly literature on media coverage of political controversy over science...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2015) 9 (3): 233–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
... that he alone could not continue research without help from medical doctors. By exploiting his huge influence in the mass media, Hwang presented the allied medical doctors as new star scientists working with him, without a clear depiction of their contribution or role. But it turned out that Drs. Ahn...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2017
... appropriation of this new, more positive image of Song Ci during the early post-Mao reforms, a period that saw the reinvigoration of Western legal medicine in China; and (4) the proliferation of popular media about Song Ci during this same period, culminating in the 2005 television series Da Song tixingguan 大...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... discourse to define themselves. Let us begin by examining the history of the regulatory knowledge in the media. In April 2008, the New York Times , ABC News, Reuters, and other news agencies reported that a “gene could help dope cheats” ( Kolata 2008 ; ABC News 2008 ; Kahn 2008 ), citing Schulze et al...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 September 2011
... have flocked to social media and news outlets, bearing witness to viral videos of the Kanto-Tōhoku earthquake's devastation and the horrifying tsunami that followed it. The tense play-by-plays of the nuclear reactors in Fukushima and speculations about health risks associated with their failure have...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 165–169.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to one case study of a specific discipline or institution, Lam diligently analyzes a series of undertakings, such as censuses, social surveys, and archeological studies, as representative of a new style of collecting and representing social facts. To tackle the decentralized nature of these various...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 303–319.
Published: 01 September 2012
... research, commercial interests, and popularizations in the media result in new discourses and practices that focus on the individual brain, intensifying neuroreductionism. To challenge this, we should be aware of the social and cultural dimensions underlying neuroscientific discourses and practices. The...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 291–313.
Published: 01 September 2016
... exploring the three means that three Hong Kong biologist-entrepreneurs and media workers utilized to cultivate public enthusiasm for the new drug. I argue that the Hong Kong mainstream newspapers and magazines put the drug on a pedestal by exploiting the identity politics of the Hong Kong populace. I...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 205–220.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Akinori Kubo This article analyzes the development and reception processes for the pet-type robots known as AIBO in order to explore the multiple ways in which technoscientific practices make realities of the world. I investigate how practices of comparison work in the emergence of a new...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 393–415.
Published: 01 December 2018
... circle, who may in turn choose to interact with the information, further spreading it,” potentially leading to “viral dissemination” (116). The news items, events, celebrations, informational campaigns, and other community-relevant material, posted on social media through the individual members’ accounts...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 503–519.
Published: 01 December 2010
... two normative models of science in the public sphere, based on their analysis of the representation of science in the news media. They argue that in a “science dominated public sphere”, science is portrayed according to scientific criteria which determine “which topics are important… which information...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 353–372.
Published: 01 September 2017
... ). Subsequently, with an increasing number of funding applications to the ICMR and the DBT, media reporting of unethical practices in biomedical research, and India's growing focus on stem cell research, the DBT and ICMR in 2005 decided to jointly release the Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Therapy ( ICMR...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 87–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
...-born physician Vin Zigas (not Gajdusek), admitted among refugee physicians after World War II as an Australian medical officer for New Guinea, and the first to study kuru. Zigas, recumbent, eyes closed, and smiling, is surrounded by happy young Fore men, perhaps turning him into their Whiteman with...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 601–623.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Christopher F. Jones; Shi-Lin Loh; Kyoko Satō The nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima in the spring of 2011, according to countless media and government analyses, were a failure of Japan: collusive ties between regulators and industry prevented proper enforcement, the nation's nuclear engineers embodied...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 209–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... editorials pertaining to the modern biomedical sciences. More importantly, as mentioned earlier, the development of newspapers as separate commercial news agencies also gave the colonial media greater autonomy from not just the state but also the direct influence of merchant groups. And, with the growing...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 167–188.
Published: 01 June 2008
... allowed them to be privately contacted anytime and anywhere. Social anxieties with regards to these new forms of media were similar to those observed earlier at the emergence of television and film. Along with its widespread adoption among young people, voices expressing stances such as “young people...