The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere

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  • Structural Change Of The Public Sphere Analysis

    Throughout The Structural Change of the Public Sphere, Habermas talks about how the bourgeois public sphere transformed. He defines the public sphere as a virtual or imaginary community which does not necessarily exist in any recognizable space. In its ideal form, the public sphere is "made up of private people gathered together as a public and expressing the needs of society with the state. Throughout the book Habermas asserts that the bourgeois public sphere is premised on the incorrect identification between human being and bourgeois. The problem is that being a bourgeois is an economic standing, which, Habermas argues, could not be shared collectively by everyone because of tendencies innate in the expansion of capitalism. The economy…

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  • Social Inequality In Canada

    A study which was completed focused on this issue between Canada as well as America it explained “demographic and geographic disparities in Internet use, known as the “digital divide,” led to lower adoption rates among rural, low-income, less-educated, and older individuals” (James, M., Prabir K., N., Rafi M., G., & Josie, B. (2013). The digital divide affects many people worldwide but also throughout Canada. It can be said that “The Internet will expand access to education, good jobs, and…

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  • The Public Sphere Analysis

    Habermas, Jürgen, et al. “The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article (1964).” New German Critique, no. 3, 1974, pp. 49–55. JSTOR, JSTOR, The “Encyclopedia Article” by Habermas provides the foundations/ transformation for the public sphere, as a concept, its history, the liberal model, and in the social welfare state mass democracy. The overall thesis for the article by Habermas is to provide a basic, foundational understanding of the public sphere. Habermas…

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  • Public Sphere

    The formation of a public sphere in societies allowed these to tear down existing feudalism, and build up democracies in its place. German sociologist and philosopher, Jurgen Habermas, explains how the construction of a bourgeois public sphere enables democratic power to be shaped in a civilisation in his book “The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere” written in German in 1962, and translated to English in 1989. The former thesis became pivotal in the subject area as the media plays…

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  • Gender And Public Sphere Analysis

    Gender plays an important role throughout the news discourse of our current and past media. Whether it is in the private or public sphere, the paradoxical role of gender is always questioned by the normative values of society. The representation of women within mass media has been constructed on the ideology of a patriarchal society. Women are undermined and scrutinized due to commodification of their physical appearance and traditional role they are proposed to lead. However where do these…

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  • Habermas The Transformation Of The Public Sphere Analysis

    The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, his epic idea of a “single dominant public sphere” where citizens gather in order to debate “common concern.” Due to the inevitability of marginalization, the realities of human nature, and the illusory ideal that citizens are equipped with the necessary knowledge to rationally debate what should be common concern, it is not desirable in a democracy to have a single dominant public sphere. The single public sphere is outrageous because within…

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  • Anthropological Relativism

    He describes how the social sciences began, first as the answer to the question of how to maintain social order. Wolf maintains that the departure from political economy to separate fields of politics, economics, and sociology was the flawed turning point that has led to theoretical problems within these disciplines. He argues that the specialization has limited the scope of each discipline and that this has led to theories that are inaccurate in their estimation of the ‘real world’. One of the…

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  • Fascism And Capitalism: A Critical Analysis

    While Habermas’s theory of the public sphere describes the earlier phase of liberal bourgeois society, Marx and Engels analyze the consolidation of the class rule of the bourgeoisie and hegemony of capitalism during the mid-nineteenth century. Gramsci in turn presents the transition from liberal capitalism to fascism in Italy in the 1930s, while the work of Horkheimer and Adorno can be read as an articulation of a theory of the state and monopoly capitalism which became domin-…

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  • Gender Inequality Between Men And Women

    The addition of modernity as an onset of globalization has allowed West Bengal women to expand their opportunities and begin to disrupt the patriarchal norms which have bonded them for years. Since the 1970s the heavy promotion of women into the workforce by state officials has been accompanied by an ideology of female empowerment (Scrase 547). The concept of female empowerment is now an immense part of the standard governments vocabulary as women continue to enter into the public sphere. This…

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  • Poverty Case Study

    reduction has been, since the late 1990s, at the forefront of the mainstream development agenda. The interest in poverty knew its momentum with the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and with the pledge of the main development organisations including the World Bank to “a world free of poverty”. Nevertheless, poverty eradication- even narrowly defined as income poverty- has failed and “remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity” (UNDP, 2014) not only in low income…

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