The Public Sphere: An Introduction

The Public Sphere: An Introduction

by Alan McKee
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521549906

ISBN-13: 9780521549905

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Drawing on many examples from contemporary media culture, Alan McKee looks at how we communicate with each other in public—and how we decide whether changing forms of communication are beneficial for the "public sphere". McKee's introduction to the concept of the public sphere, or free debate space, includes background history as well as philosophical

Overview

Drawing on many examples from contemporary media culture, Alan McKee looks at how we communicate with each other in public—and how we decide whether changing forms of communication are beneficial for the "public sphere". McKee's introduction to the concept of the public sphere, or free debate space, includes background history as well as philosophical arguments concerning its function.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521549905
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Trivialization; 2. Commercialization; 3. Spectacle; 4. Fragmentation; 5. Apathy; Conclusion.

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