Habermas and the Public Sphere

ISBN-10: 0262531143

ISBN-13: 9780262531146

Edition: 1992

Authors: Craig Calhoun

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The relationship between civil society and public life has become a major topic of discussion in many disciplines, and no single scholarly voice informs this discussion more than that of Jiuml;iquest;frac12;rgen Habermas. His contributions have shaped the nature of debates over critical theory, feminism, cultural studies, and democratic politics. In this book, scholars from a wide range of disciplines respond to Habermas's most directly relevant work, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. Ranging from political theory to cultural criticism, from ethics to gender studies, from history to media studies, these essays challenge, refine, and extend our understanding of the social foundations and changing character of democracy and public discourse. Craig Calhoun is Professor of Sociology and History and Director of the Program of Social Theory and Cross-Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/2/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 510
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Habermas and the Public Sphere
Philosophical Models
Practical Discourse: On the Relation of Morality to Politics
Models of Public Space: Hannah Arendt, the Liberal Tradition, and Jurgen Habermas
The Public Sphere: Models and Boundaries
Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to Critique of Actually Existing Democracy
Was There Ever a Public Sphere? If So, When? Reflections on the American Case
Political Theory and Historical Analysis
Historical Publics
Defining the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century France: Variations on a Theme by Habermas
Religion, Science, and Printing in the Public Spheres in Seventeenth-Century England
Habermas, History, and Critical Theory
Gender and Public Access: Women's Politics in Nineteenth-Century America
Nations, Publics, and Political Cultures: Placing Habermas in the Nineteenth Century
The Pragmatic Ends of Popular Politics
Public Communication
The Media and the Public Sphere
The Mass Public and the Mass Subject
Textuality, Mediation, and Public Discourse
Conclusion and Response
Further Reflections on the Public Sphere
Concluding Remarks
Contributors
Index
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