Unbounded Publics

Unbounded Publics

by Richard Gilman-Opalsky
     
 

Unbounded Publics presents a theory of transgressive public spheres that aims to expand dangerously narrow political discourses. In this volume, social and political theorists, political scientists, philosophers, and activists alike will find important contributions to ongoing debates concerning social movements, identity politics, the works of Jürgen Habermas

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Unbounded Publics presents a theory of transgressive public spheres that aims to expand dangerously narrow political discourses. In this volume, social and political theorists, political scientists, philosophers, and activists alike will find important contributions to ongoing debates concerning social movements, identity politics, the works of Jürgen Habermas, globalization, socialist philosophy, the media, and the Mexican Zapatistas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739124796
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

General Introduction xi

Part I: Public Spheres And The National Framework 1

Introduction to Part I 3

1 Basic Concepts and Terms: Political Public Spheres and Communicative Power 13

2 A Prefigured National Framework: Legitimation and the Public Sphere 45

3 Habermas' Classical Theory in Light of Nonbourgeois Public Spheres 67

Part II Public Spheres And The Transnational Framework 115

Introduction to Part II 117

4 "Globalization": A New Topography for the Public Sphere? 127

5 Transnational Cosmopolitan Public Spheres and a Turn Against the National Framework 145

6 Beyond the National/Transnational Dichotomy: Moving Toward a Theory of Transgressive Public Spheres 203

Part III Transgressive Public Spheres 225

Introduction to Part III 227

7 A Different Kind of Public Sphere: The Zapatistas' Transgressive Public Sphere 239

8 Indigenous Identity and the Recasting of Subject Positions 273

9 The Case for Transgressive Public Spheres 303

Conclusion 333

Bibliography 343

Index 351

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