Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere
Suggested Essay Questions
What emphasis does Habermas place on the "structural" in his work?
How do the public and private realms relate to one another in Habermas's model?
Does Habermas want to reconstruct the eighteenth century public sphere today?
Why might a feminist theorist be interested in the Structural Transformation?
"Habermas's account of the public sphere is more useful to historians of communication that to those interested in democracy". Discuss.
How valid do you find Habermas's analysis of modern politics?
Does Habermas' account of the public sphere place too much value on reason?
"The major problem with the Structural Transformation is that of translation". Discuss.
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