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“Cultural exceptionalism” in the global exchange of (mis)information around Japan’s responses to Covid-19.

Matthews, J., 2020. “Cultural exceptionalism” in the global exchange of (mis)information around Japan’s responses to Covid-19. Media and Communication, 8 (2), 448-451.

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DOI: 10.17645/mac.v8i2.3229

Abstract

Despite reporting early cases, Japan’s infection rates of Covid-19 have remained low. This commentary considers how a discourse of cultural exceptionalism dispersed across the networked global public sphere as an explanation for Japan’s low case count. It also discusses the consequences for wider public understanding of evidence-based public-health interventions to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2183-2439
Uncontrolled Keywords:Covid-19; culture; Japan; social media
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:34391
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:04 Aug 2020 15:10
Last Modified:04 Aug 2020 15:10

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