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HABERMAS's (1962) term for the ‘literate bourgeois public’ (and later the ‘public at large’), which can act as a critical counterbalance to the STATE. Habermas's historical portrayal of a ‘critical forum’ of independent voices free from state power is the basis of his later conception of politics and TRUTH, located in terms of an ‘ideal speech situation’. Compare CIVIL SOCIETY; see also PUBLIC OPINION; PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SPHERE.
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Howell P, 1993, "Public space and the public sphere: political theory and the historical geography of modernity" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 11 303-322
In the Habermasian understanding, the public sphere is a network for communicating information and points of view.
Fever Reading: Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere. By Michael Milner.
Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial.
Notions of the public sphere, derived from Jurgen Habermas's 1962 Strukturwandel der Offentlichkeit: Untersuchungen zu einer Kategorie der burgerlichen Gesellschaft have proved popular and profitable in academic circles, especially since it appeared in English translation as The structural transformation of the public sphere: an inquiry into a category of bourgeois society (1989).
College Cork) inaugurates Peter Lang's New Visions of the Cosmopolitan series with this survey of contemporary theories of the (democratic) public sphere. Eighteen chapters organized into four parts explore theories in a monograph style, but also broader issues theoreticians and sociologists face in trying to talk about the public sphere.
To make my case I compare two paintings, but first I will explain how I am using three terms: modernism, the public sphere and society.
In the last issue of Argumentation and Advocacy, we had the pleasure to publish a lively collection of essays reflecting on the anniversary of Jurgen Habermas's Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. One of those essays, written by Professor Alan Gross, used the chance to defend a Habermasian conception of the public sphere as "properly construed as centered on rational debate" (p.
It discusses the early "bluestocking circles" in the UK; aspects of gender and the public sphere; the work of Wollstonecraft and Macaulay; women writers of the 18th and 19th century; the impact of social movements in the establishment of women public intellectuals, including the suffrage movement, the feminist movement, and the civil rights movement; and contemporary women public intellectuals in the US, particularly Condoleeza Rice, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Sheryl Sandberg.
Based on semi-structured in-depth interviews with 18 Jewish Israeli Facebook users, this article explores the meaning of political Facebook unfriending for those who do it, and in doing so proposes the concept of the personal public sphere. This new theoretical concept was suggested by comments made by interviewees.