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The Public Sphere

The Public Sphere
An Introduction

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  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521549905

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  • 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.

    • This book provides a clear introduction to the term 'public sphere' and its uses
    • It is a concise explanation of how the term has been used historically and as an obvious concept in a number of disciplines
    • The book makes use of numerous case studies of a variety of media texts to illustrate how the public sphere functions
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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521549905
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Author

    Alan McKee, University of Queensland
    Alan McKee is a senior lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology.

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