Habermas and the Public Sphere

Habermas and the Public Sphere

Table of Contents Preface 1 Introduction: Habermas and the Public Sphere 1 2 Practical Discourse: On the Relation of Morality to Politics 51 3 Models of Public Space: Hannah Arendt, the Liberal Tradition, and Jurgen Habermas 73 4 The Public Sphere: Models and Boundaries 99 5 Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy 109 6 Was There Ever a Public Sphere? If So, When? Reflections on the American Case 143 7 Political Theory and Historical Analysis 164 8 Defining the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century France: Variations on a Theme by Habermas 181 9 Religion, Science, and Printing in the Public Spheres in Seventeenth-Century England 212 10 Habermas, History, and Critical Theory 236 11 Gender and Public Access: Women's Politics in Nineteenth-Century America 259 12 Nations, Publics, and Political Cultures: Placing Habermas in the Nineteenth Century 289 13 The Pragmatic Ends of Popular Politics 340 14 The Media and the Public Sphere 359 15 The Mass Public and the Mass Subject 377 16 Textuality, Mediation, and Public Discourse 402 17 Further Reflections on the Public Sphere 421 18 Concluding Remarks 462 Contributors 481 Index 485.

Praxishandbuch VMware Sphere 5

Praxishandbuch VMware Sphere 5

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Sphere Packings, Lattices and Groups

Sphere Packings, Lattices and Groups

The third edition of this definitive and popular book continues to pursue the question: what is the most efficient way to pack a large number of equal spheres in n-dimensional Euclidean space? The authors also examine such related issues as the kissing number problem, the covering problem, the quantizing problem, and the classification of lattices and quadratic forms. There is also a description of the applications of these questions to other areas of mathematics and science such as number theory, coding theory, group theory, analogue-to-digital conversion and data compression, n-dimensional crystallography, dual theory and superstring theory in physics. New and of special interest is a report on some recent developments in the field, and an updated and enlarged supplementary bibliography with over 800 items.

Television and the Public Sphere

Citizenship, Democracy and the Media

Television and the Public Sphere

In this broad-ranging text, Peter Dahlgren clarifies the underlying theoretical concepts of civil society and the public sphere, and relates these to a critical analysis of the practice of television as journalism, as information and as entertainment. He demonstrates the limits and the possibilities of the television medium and the formats of popular journalism. These issues are linked to the potential of the audience to interpret or resist messages, and to construct its own meanings. What does a realistic understanding of the functioning and the capabilities of television imply for citizenship and democracy in a mediated age?

The New Arab Public Sphere

The New Arab Public Sphere

The introduction of satellite television and Web-based communications in traditional societies are often taken as manifestations of a new more democratic public sphere. In the book this Western intellectual tradition is taken to task for failing to grasp the real dynamics of an Arab public sphere that has yet to be realized. The author argues that we could not conceive of the Arab public sphere outside the boundaries of sustainable egalitarian and participatory political developments in Arabian societies.Ayish harnesses the notion of 'Islamocracy' or Islamic democracy to put forward a new public sphere perspective that draws on both Islamic moral values and contemporary political practices. According to the author, this synthesist approach holds a great promise both for inter-Arab World communications as well as for dialogue with other cultures based on mutual recognition and peaceful coexistence. Muhammad I. Ayish is Professor and Dean of the College of Communication at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.He holds a Ph.D. in international communication (University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities). Ayish has published two books and over 50 articles in both Arabic and English on issues ranging from political communication to media convergence to war coverage to women representation.

Public Sphere in Muslim Societies, The

Public Sphere in Muslim Societies, The

Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.

Symbolism of the Sphere

A Contribution to the History of Earlier Greek Philosophy ; with 30 Plates

Symbolism of the Sphere


Theory and Simulation of Hard-Sphere Fluids and Related Systems

Theory and Simulation of Hard-Sphere Fluids and Related Systems

Hard spheres and related objects (hard disks and mixtures of hard systems) are paradigmatic systems: indeed, they have served as a basis for the theoretical and numerical development of a number of fields, such as general liquids and fluids, amorphous solids, liquid crystals, colloids and granular matter, to name but a few. The present volume introduces and reviews some important basics and progress in the study of such systems. Their structure, thermodynamic properties, equations of state, as well as kinetic and transport properties are considered from different and complementary points of view. This book addresses graduate students, lecturers as well as researchers in statistical mechanics, physics of liquids, physical chemistry and chemical engineering.

Women, Writing and the Public Sphere, 1700-1830

Women, Writing and the Public Sphere, 1700-1830

An international team of specialists examine the dynamic relation between women and the public sphere.