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

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

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by Peter Dahlgren
     
 

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:
9780803989238
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/24/1995
Series:
Media Culture & Society Series, #10
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INITIAL HORIZONS
Mediating Democracy
Prismatic Television
Popular Television Journalism
PART TWO: SHIFTING FRAMES
Modern Contingencies
Communication and Subjectivity
Civil Society and Its Citizens
PART THREE: FLICKERING HOPES
Democratic Mediations?

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