College of Social Sciences  /
Department of Social Sciences

 Katsuyuki   HIDAKA  Professor

■Concurrent affiliation
Graduate School of Sociology
■Graduate school/University/other
 Waseda University  Graduated
 University of Leeds  Master's course  Completed
 The School of Oriental and African Studies  Doctoral course  Completed
■Academic degrees
Ph.D. (University of London)  
■Career history
04/1989-07/1995  NHK報道局(特報1部、特報2部など)ディレクター
07/1995-07/2001  NHK報道局(おはよう日本部・衛星放送部)ディレクター
07/2001-03/2004  NHK大阪放送局報道部ディレクター・報道番組担当デスク
04/2004-03/2008  神戸親和女子大学文学部助教授
10/2005-03/2007  神戸親和女子大学国際交流部長を兼任
04/2007-03/2008  英オックスフォード大学客員研究員
04/2008-03/2012  立命館大学産業社会学部准教授
04/2011-03/2013  立命館大学学生部副部長を兼任
04/01/2015-03/31/2017  関西大学外国語学部非常勤講師
04/2012-  立命館大学産業社会学部教授(~現在に至る)
■Committee history
09/2013-  ロンドン大学映像メディア研究所  教授級共同研究員(Professorial Research Associate)
05/2018-  国際コミュニケーション学会(ICA)「危機コミュニケーション」研究会議  メンバー
06/2019-  日本マスコミュニケーション学会  理事
05/2020-  Japan Communication Association (JCA)  Member of the board
07/2017-06/2019  日本マスコミュニケーション学会メディア史研究部会  幹事
11/2019-  日本コミュニケーション学会  関西支部運営委員
04/2012-  立命館大学放送局(RBC)  顧問  その他
■Academic society memberships
International Association for Media and Communication Research  
International Communication Association  
European Association for Japanese Studies  
Oxford University Japan Society  
Japan Communication Association  
Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication  
The Japan Society for Intercultural Studies  
Peace Studies Association of Japan  
■Subject of research
Media Studies, Journalism Studies, Film studies, Cultural Sociology, Discourse Theory (Theory/Methodology/Application and Analysis)
Public Area and Media (Because comparison among media will be conducted, multi-media/symbol areas are treated from movie, television and newspaper to Internet and SNS.)
Memory/Past/History and Media/Movie (Showa Nostalgia, Earthquake Disaster and Media, etc.)
Memory, Violence, Trauma, Catastrophe and Movie/Media
■Research keywords
Media, Journalism, Television, Film, Memory, Nostalgia, Trauma, Catastrophe, History, Politics, Globalisation, Modernity, Hegemony, Radical democracy, Antagonism, Laclau & Mouffe, Post-war Japan, Showa period, 1960s, 1970s, East Japan Great Earthquake, Fukushima nuclear disaster, British media 
■Research activities   (Even top three results are displayed. In View details, all results for public presentation are displayed.)

(単著)Japanese Media at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century: Consuming the Past  Katsuyuki Hidaka  Routledge  全216頁  04/2017
(単著)『昭和ノスタルジアとは何か~記憶とラディカル・デモクラシーのメディア学~』(2015年度日本コミュニケーション学会・学会賞〔著作の部〕受賞)  単著  世界思想社  全536頁  05/2014
Collective Remorse for the Past(書籍Persistently Postwar:
Media and the Politics of Memory in Japan所収)  Blai Guarné, Artur Lozano, Dolores Martinez  Berghahn Books  122-142  04/2019
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In the Wake of Catastrophe: Japanese Media after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster  Katsuyuki Hidaka  Research Outreach  109, 54~60  08/2019
昭和から続く一連のノスタルジア  日高勝之  図書新聞  09/2018
昭和の勤労青年と「まなざし」の快楽~佐藤卓己著『青年の主張 まなざしのメディア史』を読む  日高勝之  京都メディア史研究年報  4, 154-173  04/2018
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Research presentations
「反原発」の言説史を考える ~フクシマ以前/以降~  日本マスコミュニケーション学会春季全国大会  06/16/2019
都市とコミュニケーション~ヘリテージと社会的想像から考える~  日本コミュニケーション学会第49回年次大会  06/08/2019
Negotiating Sex, Bizarreness and (De) Politics: February 26 Incident and Abe Sada on Films  International Symposium 'Directions in Japanese Film Studies'  05/18/2019
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Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
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Achievements of joint / funded research
NHK衛星放送報道番組・新年度番組改定  02/2001-05/2001  Other  Joint researcher
立命館大学研究推進強化プロジェクト「昭和50年代のメディア文化」研究  06/2010-03/2011  Joint research  Joint researcher
Japanese and European New Wave Cinemas: Convergences and Divergences  03/2011-03/2014  Commisioned research  Joint researcher
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Academic awards
Japan Communication Association  Best Book Awards  06/2015
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Research exchange preferred theme
「ラディカル・デモクラシー理論のジャーナリズム研究、メディア研究への応用」  (概要)ポストマルク主主義の政治・言説理論家エルネスト・ラクラウとシャンタル・ムフなどのラディカル・デモクラシー理論をジャーナリズム研究、メディア研究への発展的な応用、展開を目指したい。  Commisioned research,Joint research,Other
「グローバル化、モダニティとメディア」  (概要)グローバル化の中でのメディア、言説の役割、課題などの多角的な検証。  Commisioned research,Joint research,Other
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■Teaching experience   (Even top three results are displayed. In View details, all results for public presentation are displayed.)

Courses taught
2017  Project Study 2A  Seminar
2017  Seminar  Seminar
2017  Senior Seminar  Seminar
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Teaching achievements
Media and Society in the Twenty-first Century  10/2009-
『専門演習』において、既存のニュース報道価値の理解の上に、学生自らに、ニュース報道価値を考案させる試みを実施している。  04/2008-
大学院科目『グローバルメディア研究』において、メディア・文化研究のキー概念への理解のために、関連するニュース報道と映画の2つのメディアの事例から横断的に学びを深める実践を行っている。  04/2008-
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■Message from researcher
 I had served as a TV director and producer for NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) many years before I became a media studies scholar. I directed numerous news and documentary programmes, particularly international news coverage of the 9/11 attacks, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, UNESCO World Heritage sites, NASA Space Shuttle launches, and the Great Hanshin Earthquake in Japan. During my career as a TV journalist, I developed an academic interest in the manner through which media industries integrate collective interests and memories into media narratives. Hence, I pursued a postgraduate course at the University of Leeds in the UK. After completing my MA, I continued my research in the said field while also directing and producing various television programmes. After I left NHK, I became a media studies scholar in Japan and turned my full attention to academic endeavours. I then returned to the UK to engage in media studies, for which I received a PhD at SOAS, the University of London. At present, I am a professor in media and cultural studies at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.

Although my current research interests are diverse and not limited to TV
journalism, they could be classified broadly into three areas as follows.
■Memories, Past, Modernity, and Media
My major research interest is the manner through which visual media products, such as films and television programmes, represent and make sense of the past, particularly the recent past that people experienced in their actual life histories. For example, there has been a recent ‘boom’ in the number of Japanese media representing a deeply nostalgic longing for the Japanese ‘heydays’ of high economic growth in the 1960s and occasionally the 1970s. I have explored why nostalgia has been sparked at this particular historical juncture and how that period is represented in the media today. Although the nostalgic media renderings are generally believed to be ‘sweet’ and ‘harmless’ consumer products, I have clarified that the nostalgic media’s continued adherence to the recent past does not merely represent a simple yearning for that time; to some extent, it also reflects a deep-seated discontent with the Japanese modernity and post-war society.

■Media Narratives after Catastrophic Disasters and Social Change
When catastrophic disasters occur, such as wars, huge earthquakes, and unprecedented terrorism, media industries tend to become active in creating narratives about them. (A recent example is the U.S. media after the 9/11 attacks.) My research interest is on the manner through which media narratives assess people’s experiences of catastrophic disasters and provide an ethical solution to past events. I am likewise interested in tracing a kind of genealogical transformation of media genres (e.g. horror films, domestic drama) after such catastrophic disasters. My current research focuses on Japanese films, documentaries, and television dramas after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power plant accident last March 2011.

■Application of “Radical Democracy” to Media and Cultural Studies
Although the idea of “radical democracy” proposed by post-Marxism political theorists Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe has greatly influenced fields of political theory since the publication of their classic Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics in 1985, their argument has hardly been applied to the analysis of media content even if the idea is basically discourse theory. I have been exploring the possibility of applying the concept of “radical democracy” to actual media, film and discourse analysis.
■Research keywords(on a multiple-choice system)
Library and information science/ Humanistic social informatics
Cultural anthropology