Television and the Public Sphere: Citizenship, Democracy and the Media

Television and the Public Sphere: Citizenship, Democracy and the Media

by Peter Dahlgren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803989229

ISBN-13: 9780803989221

Pub. Date: 10/01/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this broad-ranging text, Peter Dahlgren clarifies the underlying theoretical concepts of civil society and the public sphere, and relates these to a critical analysis of the practice of television as journalism, as information and as entertainment. He demonstrates the limits and the possibilities of the television medium and the formats of popular journalism.

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In this broad-ranging text, Peter Dahlgren clarifies the underlying theoretical concepts of civil society and the public sphere, and relates these to a critical analysis of the practice of television as journalism, as information and as entertainment. He demonstrates the limits and the possibilities of the television medium and the formats of popular journalism. These issues are linked to the potential of the audience to interpret or resist messages, and to construct its own meanings. What does a realistic understanding of the functioning and the capabilities of television imply for citizenship and democracy in a mediated age?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803989221
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Series:
Media Culture & Society Series, #10
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Mediating democracy1
2Prismatic television24
3Popular television journalism46
4Modern contingencies71
5Communication and subjectivity98
6Civil society and its citizens120
7Democratic mediations?147
References160
Index171

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