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Speaking in the Public Sphere

Speaking in the Public Sphere Author Steve Schwarze
ISBN-10 0205567088
Release 2011-09
Pages 452
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Debuting it its first edition, Speaking in the Public Sphere empowers students by helping them to develop the rhetorical skills necessary for effective citizenship and meaningful civic participation. Students are encouraged to see public speaking not only as a technical skill, but also as a means to empower themselves and improve the world around them. Case studies and numerous examples help students see how ordinary citizens can make a difference in their world through effective public speaking.

Public Universities and the Public Sphere

Public Universities and the Public Sphere Author W. Smith
ISBN-10 9780230114708
Release 2010-11-22
Pages 229
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Public Universities and the Public Sphere argues that two crises facing America - a crisis of public discourse and a crisis of public higher education - are closely connected. Part of the solution, Smith argues in this timely work, to both crises lies in understanding and building on the connection.

New Public Spheres

New Public Spheres Author Peter Thijssen
ISBN-10 9781317088158
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 234
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The public sphere provides a domain of social life in which public opinion is expressed by means of rational discourse and debate. Habermas linked its historical development to the coffee houses and journals in England, Parisian salons and German reading clubs. He described it as a bourgeois public sphere, where private people come together and where they turn from a politically disempowered bourgeoisie into an effective political agent - the public intellectual. With communication networks being diversified and expanded over time, the worldwide web has put pressure on traditional public spheres. These new informal and horizontal networks shaped by the internet create new contexts in which an anonymous and dispersed public may gather in political e-communities to reflect critically on societal issues. These de-centered modes of communication and influence-seeking change the role of the (traditional) public intellectual and - at first sight - seem to make their contributions less influential. What processes, therefore, influence changes within public spheres and how can intellectuals assert authority within them? Should we speak of different types of intellectuals, according to the different modes of public intellectual engagement? This ground-breaking volume gives a multi-disciplinary account of the way in which public intellectuals have constructed their role and position in the public sphere in the past, and how they try to voice public concerns and achieve authority again within those fragmented public spheres today.

Institutional Change in the Public Sphere

Institutional Change in the Public Sphere Author Fredrik Engelstad
ISBN-10 9783110546330
Release 2017-04-24
Pages 280
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The main focus of the book is institutional change in the Scandinavian model, with special emphasis on Norway. There are many reasons to pay closer attention to the Norwegian case when it comes to analyses of changes in the public sphere. In the country’s political history, the arts and the media played a particular role in the processes towards sovereignty at the beginning of the 20th century. On a par with the other Scandinavian countries, Norway is in the forefront in the world in the distribution and uses of Internet technology. As an extreme case, the most corporatist society within the family of the “Nordic Model”, it offers an opportunity both for intriguing case studies and for challenging and refining existing theory on processes of institutional change in media policy and cultural policy. It supplements two recent, important books on political economy in Scandinavia: Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity (Kathleen Thelen, 2014), and The Political Construction of Business Interests (Cathie Jo Martin and Duane Swank, 2013). There are further reasons to pay particular attention to the Scandinavian, and more specifically the Norwegian cases: (i) They are to varying degrees neo-corporatist societies, characterized by ongoing bargaining over social and political reform processes. From a theoretical perspective this invites reflections which, to some extent, are at odds with the dominant conceptions of institutional change. Neither models of path dependency nor models of aggregate, incremental change focus on the continuous social bargaining over institutional change. (ii) Despite recent processes of liberalization, common to the Western world as a whole, corporatism implies a close connection between state, public sphere, cultural life, and religion. This also means that institutions are closely bundled, in an even stronger way than assumed for example in the Varieties of Capitalism literature. Furthermore, we only have scarce insight in the way the different spheres of corporatism are connected and interact. In the proposed edited volume we have collected historical-institutional case studies from a broad set of social fields (a detailed outline of contents and contributors is attached): • Critical assessments of Jürgen Habermas’ theory of the public sphere • Can the public sphere be considered an institution? • The central position of the public sphere in social and political change in Norway • Digital transformations and effects of the growing PR industry on the public sphere • Institutionalization of social media in local politics and voluntary organizations • Legitimation work in the public sphere • freedom of expression and warning in the workplace • “Return of religion” to the public sphere, and its effects

Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India

Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India Author Mithilesh Kumar Jha
ISBN-10 9780199091720
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 368
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Moving beyond the existing scholarship on language politics in north India which mainly focuses on Hindi–Urdu debates, Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India examines the formation of Maithili movement in the context of expansion of Hindi as the ‘national’ language. It revisits the dynamic hierarchy through which a distinction is produced between ‘major’ and ‘minor’ languages. The movement for recognition of Maithili as an independent language has grown assertive even when the authority of Hindi is resolutely reinforced. The book also examines increasing politicization of the Maithili movement — from Hindi–Maithili ambiguities and antagonisms, to territorial consciousness, and subsequently to separate statehood demand, along with the persistent popular indifference. Mithilesh Jha examines such processes historically, tracing the formation of Maithili movement from mid-nineteenth century until its inclusion into the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution in 2003.

The Fall of Public Man

The Fall of Public Man Author Richard Sennett
ISBN-10 9780393346510
Release 1992-06-17
Pages 416
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"A fascinating evocation of changing styles of personal and public expression. . . ."--Robert Lekachman, Saturday Review

Human Rights and the Impact of ICT in the Public Sphere Participation Democracy and Political Autonomy

Human Rights and the Impact of ICT in the Public Sphere  Participation  Democracy  and Political Autonomy Author Akrivopoulou, Christina M.
ISBN-10 9781466662490
Release 2014-06-30
Pages 371
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The creation of a new public realm through the use of the Internet and ICT may positively promote political liberties and freedom of speech, but could also threaten the political and public autonomy of the individual. Human Rights and the Impact of ICT in the Public Sphere: Participation, Democracy, and Political Autonomy focuses on the new technological era as an innovative way to initiate democratic dialogue, but one that can also endanger individual rights to freedom, privacy, and autonomy. This reference book focuses on the new opportunities technology offers for political expression and will be of use to both academic and legal audiences, including academics, students, independent authorities, legislative bodies, and lawyers.

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 9780143109792
Release 2016-09-26
Pages 448
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Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: that we have stopped having face-to-face conversation in favour of technological connections such as texts or emails. Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools and the workplace, Turkle argues here that we now have a better understanding of this phenomenon, and that going forward, it's time we reclaim conversation, the most human thing that we do.

Intellectuals in the Public Sphere in Britain and Norway After World War II

Intellectuals in the Public Sphere in Britain and Norway After World War II Author Jan Eivind Myhre
ISBN-10 8274772911
Release 2008
Pages 211
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In this volume, three Norwegian and three English scholars probe the issue of the role of intellectuals in the two countries following World War II. The intellectuals studied comprise many kinds: from academics in general (particularly sociologists) to journalists and politicians, amongst others. The book investigates the influence of intellectuals on politics and also between the two countries. Several tendencies in post-war societies have shaped the role of intellectuals: secularisation, professionalisation, internationalisation and the rise of populism, to name but a few. Although "intellectual" is a fairly common term in both countries, it often tends to fall between two chairs as an analytic concept. Therefore, it should perhaps rather be viewed as a terminological meeting point where several interesting societal phenomena may be studied.

The Letters of the Republic

The Letters of the Republic Author Michael Warner
ISBN-10 0674044886
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 224
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The Letters of the Republic has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Letters of the Republic also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Letters of the Republic book for free.

Public Space Private Lives

Public Space  Private Lives Author William Q. Boelhower
ISBN-10 9053838880
Release 2004
Pages 392
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Working imperial New York as an archaeological/archival site, the essays gathered here offer a wide range of theories and practices of reading the city in terms of its endlessly heterotopic disposition. In doing so, they also cover a series of dynamic constellations and novel juxtapositions of public space and private lives in New York from 1890 to 1929 and apply such indispensable city codes as race, gender, class and citizenship. These essays are exemplary not only for the centrality of their themes, which restore to us an amazingly nuanced and kaleidoscopic city, but also for the innovative approaches they use to illuminate them.

The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere

The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere Author Judith Butler
ISBN-10 023152725X
Release 2011-02-22
Pages 128
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The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere represents a rare opportunity to experience a diverse group of preeminent philosophers confronting one pervasive contemporary concern: what role does—or should—religion play in our public lives? Reflecting on her recent work concerning state violence in Israel-Palestine, Judith Butler explores the potential of religious perspectives for renewing cultural and political criticism, while Jürgen Habermas, best known for his seminal conception of the public sphere, thinks through the ambiguous legacy of the concept of "the political" in contemporary theory. Charles Taylor argues for a radical redefinition of secularism, and Cornel West defends civil disobedience and emancipatory theology. Eduardo Mendieta and Jonathan VanAntwerpen detail the immense contribution of these philosophers to contemporary social and political theory, and an afterword by Craig Calhoun places these attempts to reconceive the significance of both religion and the secular in the context of contemporary national and international politics.

All that is Solid Melts Into Air

All that is Solid Melts Into Air Author Marshall Berman
ISBN-10 0860917851
Release 1983
Pages 383
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The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Author Paulo Freire
ISBN-10 9781501314148
Release 2018-03-22
Pages 232
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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing. This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramón Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.

The Theatrical Public Sphere

The Theatrical Public Sphere Author Christopher B. Balme
ISBN-10 9781107006836
Release 2014-06-12
Pages 234
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The first in-depth study of theatre's relationship to the public sphere in a wide range of cultural and historical contexts.

Women Power

Women   Power Author Mary Beard
ISBN-10 9781782834533
Release 2017-11-02
Pages 74
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Number One Sunday Times Bestseller Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get lectured on Roman history on Twitter. Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. With personal reflections on her own experiences of the sexism and gendered aggression she has endured online, Mary asks: if women aren't perceived to be within the structures of power, isn't it power that we need to redefine? From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

The Public Sphere

The Public Sphere Author Alan McKee
ISBN-10 1139441132
Release 2005-02-21
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What 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'.