Social Science

The Public Sphere

Author: Alan McKee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Social Science

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What is happening to public debate in Western cultures? Is our public sphere disintegrating? In the face of popular tabloid newspapers, new forms of reality television and an increasing lack of respect for traditional authorities, many critics are concerned that our society no longer has a rational, informed and unified space where everyone can communicate about the issues that affect us all. In this book Alan McKee answers these questions by providing an introduction to the concept of the public sphere, the history of the term and the philosophical arguments about its function. By drawing on many examples from contemporary mediated culture, McKee looks at how we communicate with each other in public - and how we decide whether changing forms of communication are a good thing for the 'public sphere'.

The Public Sphere

Author: Alan McKee

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Page: 265

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What is happening to public debate in Western cultures? Is our public sphere disintegrating? In the face of popular tabloid newspapers, new forms of reality television and an increasing lack of respect for traditional authorities, many critics are concerned that our society no longer has a rational, informed and unified space where everyone can communicate about the issues that affect us all. In this book Alan McKee answers these questions by providing an introduction to the concept of the public sphere, the history of the term and the philosophical arguments about its function. By drawing on.
Philosophy

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere

Author: J?rgen Habermas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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This major work retraces the emergence and development of the Bourgeois public sphere - that is, a sphere which was distinct from the state and in which citizens could discuss issues of general interest. In analysing the historical transformations of this sphere, Habermas recovers a concept which is of crucial significance for current debates in social and political theory. Habermas focuses on the liberal notion of the bourgeois public sphere as it emerged in Europe in the early modern period. He examines both the writings of political theorists, including Marx, Mill and de Tocqueville, and the specific institutions and social forms in which the public sphere was realized. This brilliant and influential work has been widely recognized for many years as a classic of contemporary social and political thought, of interest to students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities.
Art

Museums and the Public Sphere

Author: Jennifer Barrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Art

Page: 206

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Museums and the Public Sphere investigates the role of museums around the world as sites of democratic public space. Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy Examines the changing idea of the museum in relation to other public sites and spaces, including community cultural centers, public halls and the internet Offers a sophisticated portrait of the public, and how it is realized, invoked, and understood in the museum context Offers relevant case studies and discussions of how museums can engage with their publics' in more complex, productive ways
Drama

The Theatrical Public Sphere

Author: Christopher B. Balme

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Drama

Page: 234

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The first in-depth study of theatre's relationship to the public sphere in a wide range of cultural and historical contexts.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Dismantling the Public Sphere

Author: John Buschman

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Buschman examines librarianship and the social and economic contexts in which the profession and its institutions operate.
Political Science

Music, Radio and the Public Sphere

Author: Charles Fairchild

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Political Science

Page: 225

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Radio, the most widely used medium in the world, is a dominant mediator of musical meaning. Through a combination of critical analysis, interdisciplinary theory and ethnographic writing about community radio, this book provides a novel theorization of democratic aesthetics, with important implications for the study of old and new media alike.
Religion

Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere

Author: Inger Furseth

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Religion

Page: 341

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This book is an empirical comparative study of the complexity of religion in the public spheres of the five Nordic countries. The result of a five-year collaborative research project, the work examines how increasingly religiously diverse Nordic societies regulate, debate, and negotiate religion in the state, the polity, the media, and civil society. The project finds that there are seemingly contradictory religious trends at different social levels: a growing secularization at the individual level, and a deprivatization of religion in politics, the media, and civil society. It offers a critique of the current theories of secularization and the return of religion, introducing religious complexity as an alternative concept to understand these paradoxes. This book is for scholars, students, and readers with an interest in understanding the public role of religion in the West.
Social Science

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Pamela Abbott

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes: new chapters on sexuality and the media additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body many new international and comparative examples the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies. In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.
Philosophy

Philosophical Paths in the Public Sphere

Author: Gaetano Chiurazzi

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

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The essays in this volume, structured like a small dictionary, investigate some themes philosophically relevant to the public sphere, such as: common sense, death, individuation, liberty, public/private, responsibility, secularization, social justice, and work. They explore some philosophical lines of thought, some paths, within that sphere, which inevitably cross one another, from one essay to the next. Their aim is to show the relevance of philosophical reflection on the public sphere - the place in which philosophy ultimately finds its historical a priori and its very reason for being. (Series: Philosophy: Research and Science / Philosophie: Forschung und Wissenschaft - Vol. 44) [Subject: Philosophy]