Presentation on theme: "Communications Technology and the Public Sphere. READING Habermas: The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article (1964) Enzensberger: Constituents of a Theory."— Presentation transcript:
Jurgen Habermas – b. 1929 Frankfurt School (Adorno, Horkheimer, Benjamin) The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere pub. 1962 (English translation 1989) The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article (1964)
Citizens behave as a public body when they confer in an unrestricted fashion – that is, with the guarantee of freedom of assembly and association and the freedom to express and publish their opinions - about matters of general interest.
KEY TERMS: public sphere civil society communicative action Fourth Estate (the press) clergy nobility bourgeoisie/commoners press where... public opinion... can be formed establishing societal norms
Hans Magnus Enzensberger b 1929 Constituents of a Theory of the Media (1970)