The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society / Edition 1

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society / Edition 1

by J?rgen Habermas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262581086

ISBN-13: 9780262581080

Pub. Date: 08/28/1991

Publisher: MIT Press

This is Jürgen Habermas's most concrete historical-sociological book and one of the key contributions to political thought in the postwar period. It will be a revelation to those who have known Habermas only through his theoretical writing to find his later interests in problems of legitimation and communication foreshadowed in this lucid study of the origins,

Overview

This is Jürgen Habermas's most concrete historical-sociological book and one of the key contributions to political thought in the postwar period. It will be a revelation to those who have known Habermas only through his theoretical writing to find his later interests in problems of legitimation and communication foreshadowed in this lucid study of the origins, nature, and evolution of public opinion in democratic societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262581080
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Series:
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
1,110,766
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction by Thomas McCarthy.

Part I. Preliminary Demarcation of a Type of Bourgeois Public Sphere.

Part II. Social Structures of the Public Sphere.

Part III. Political Functions of the Public Sphere.

Part IV. The Bourgeois Public Sphere: Idea and Ideology.

Part V. The Social-Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere.

Part VI. The Transformation of the Public Sphere's Political Function.

Notes.

Index.

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