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Habermas and the Public Sphere : Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought (Paperback) - Craig Calhoun

Habermas and the Public Sphere

Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought (Paperback)

By: Craig Calhoun (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd March 1993
ISBN: 9780262531146
Number Of Pages: 510
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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 Ji1/2rgen 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.

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Habermas and the Public Spherep. 1
Philosophical Models
Practical Discourse: On the Relation of Morality to Politicsp. 51
Models of Public Space: Hannah Arendt, the Liberal Tradition, and Jurgen Habermasp. 73
The Public Sphere: Models and Boundariesp. 99
Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to Critique of Actually Existing Democracyp. 109
Was There Ever a Public Sphere? If So, When? Reflections on the American Casep. 143
Political Theory and Historical Analysisp. 164
Historical Publics
Defining the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century France: Variations on a Theme by Habermasp. 181
Religion, Science, and Printing in the Public Spheres in Seventeenth-Century Englandp. 212
Habermas, History, and Critical Theoryp. 236
Gender and Public Access: Women's Politics in Nineteenth-Century Americap. 259
Nations, Publics, and Political Cultures: Placing Habermas in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 289
The Pragmatic Ends of Popular Politicsp. 340
Public Communication
The Media and the Public Spherep. 359
The Mass Public and the Mass Subjectp. 377
Textuality, Mediation, and Public Discoursep. 402
Conclusion and Response
Further Reflections on the Public Spherep. 421
Concluding Remarksp. 462
Contributorsp. 481
Indexp. 485
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ISBN: 9780262531146
ISBN-10: 0262531143
Series: Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 510
Published: 2nd March 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.7  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.69