[Air-L] Public Sphere Article?
christian.fuchs at uti.at
Tue Aug 14 07:27:17 PDT 2012
I have used the following syllabus for a lecture and an accompanying
seminar on (digital) public sphere and do think it is crucial for the
development of the general intellect and the academic culture of higher
education that our students read texts by Habermas etc. that are not as
easily consumable as hot dogs, otherwise we may end up with a fast brain
food-higher education culture, which is probably already much too
1) Thompson, John B. 1995. The media and modernity. Cambridge: Polity
Press. Chapters 2+4.
2) Habermas, Jürgen. 2006. Political communication in media sociey.
Communication Theory 16 (4): 411-426.
3) Habermas, Jürgen. 1992. Further reflections on the public sphere and
concluding remarks. In Habermas and the public sphere, ed. Craig
Calhoun, 421-479. Cambridge, MA: MIT
1) Sparks, Colin. 2001. The Internet and the global public sphere. In
Mediated politics. Communication in the future of society, eds. W. Lance
Bennett and Robert M. Entman, 75-95. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2) Fuchs, Christian. 2008. The Internet and society. New York:
Routledge. Chapter 8.2: Digital inclusion: eParticipation as grassroots
digital democracy (pp. 225-252)
3) Dahlberg, Lincoln. 2004. Net-public sphere research: beyond the
‘first phase’. Javnost – The Public 11 (1): 27-44.
Am 8/14/12 3:43 PM, schrieb Nathan Stolero:
> Hey Adam,
> Alongside other recommendations that you might get, I would recommend:
> Papacharissi, Z., (2002). The Virtual Sphere: The Internet as the Public
> Sphere, New Media & Society, 4(1), 5‐23.
> In this article that writer discusses the (im)possible transformation of
> Habermas' public sphere to web 2.0 technologies and etc.
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Adam Fish <rawbird at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear List,
>> I am teaching an undergraduate course on media and the public sphere
>> and looking for an article that introduces the public sphere. Habermas
>> is too dense; Nancy Fraser probably too. The article could be an
>> anthropological case study that frames the data in the theory of the
>> public sphere or a more straight theoretical article. Any ideas?
>> Thank you!
>> Adam Fish, PhD
>> Lecturer, Media Studies
>> Sociology Department, Lancaster University
>> mediacultures.org, @mediacultures
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