[S2E5] 🙇‍♂️ Ritualising Scandal with Dr Igor Prusa

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This week we are joined by Dr Igor Prusa, lecturer in Media Studies at the Metropolitan University Prague, who will discuss “Ritualising Scandal”. Igor takes us through the surprisingly structured social phenomenon of scandal in Japan, the necessity for tears in a televised confession, and how those who confess can actually come out better for it.

Read Japanese Scandals and their Ritualization (2019)


Image and audio credits

Intro audio: Ryutoro Nonomura, 47, a Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman breaks down at a press conference — bursting into tears (EuroNews)

Intro-outro music: jasonszklarek / MotionElements.com

Images were provided by Dr Igor Prusa.

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