The Public Sphere
By (author) Alan McKee
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Public Sphere by Alan McKee
Book DescriptionWhat is happening to public debate in Western cultures? Is our public sphere disintegrating? In the face of popular tabloid newspapers, new forms of reality television and an increasing lack of respect for traditional authorities, many critics are concerned that our society no longer has a rational, informed and unified space where everyone can communicate about the issues that affect us all. In this book Alan McKee answers these questions by providing an introduction to the concept of the public sphere, the history of the term and the philosophical arguments about its function. By drawing on many examples from contemporary mediated culture, McKee looks at how we communicate with each other in public - and how we decide whether changing forms of communication are a good thing for the 'public sphere'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521549905
(215mm x 136mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Alan McKee
Alan McKee is a senior lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology.
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