The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society

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This is J rgen Habermas's most concrete historical-sociological book and one of the key contributions to political thought in the postwar period. It will be a revelation to those who have known Habermas only through his theoretical writing to find his later interests in problems of legitimation and communication foreshadowed in this lucid study of the origins, nature, and evolution of public opinion in democratic societies.

 

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Really, when I think about it, it's almost TOO clearly written. Read full review

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If you like terrible writing, but provocative thinking and concepts, this book is for you--it also helps if you are interested in the public sphere or discourse in any way. This reading is a required keystone of any inquiry into "the public." Read full review

Contents

Preliminary Demarcation of a Type of Bourgeois Public Sphere
1
Remarks on the Type of Representative
2
Contents
20
Social Structures of the Public Sphere
27
The Bourgeois Family and
43
Political Functions of the Public Sphere
57
Civil Society as the Sphere of Private
73
Idea
89
The SocialStructural Transformation of
141
From a CultureDebating kulturräsonierend
159
Developmental
175
The Transformation of the Public Spheres
181
Publicity
196
On the Concept of Public Opinion
236
1
251
Path
266

Politics and Morality Kant
102
and Marx
117

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About the author (1991)

Jürgen Habermas is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt and Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. He was recently awarded the 2004 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy by the Inamori Foundation. The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind.

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