- マス・コミュニケーション研究 (ISSN:13411306)
- vol.76, pp.139-156, 2010-01-31 (Released:2017-10-06)
Previous studies of Japanese media history focused on the practices ofradio amateurs in prewar Japan. However, in postwar Japan, they played amore active role. They crafted radio receivers and audio sets themselves, andcontributed to the development of media technology. This paper attempts to describe their practices in prewar and postwarJapan. Radio craft was a material practice which meant that crafting equipmentbecame a hobby, and the popularization and decline of radio craft in postwarJapan was a process in which a diversity of other radio experiences convergedwith receiving programs.