Essays Tagged: "Public sphere"

What did habermas mean by the "public sphere"?

What did Habermas mean by the Public Sphere? Is this concept at all useful for understanding the role of the mass media in contemp ... ty?Jurgen Habermas by many is considered the most influential thinker in Germany; his ideas of the "public sphere" were developed in the enlightenment era of the eighteenth century and were considered ... n rooted in a concept of an "ideal speech situation".In this essay I will discuss exactly what the "public sphere" is (also known as the "ideal speech community") and its usefulness in understanding t ...

(6 pages) 153 0 3.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Paedophilia and sex crimes in conext of labelling theory and the interactionist approach

by these two terms. Crime is defined as " offence which goes beyond the personal and into the public sphere, breaking...laws, to which legitimate punishments...are attached..." (Marshall, 1998, ... er, the subject was previously a taboo area and neither the criminal justice system nor the general public were particularly preoccupied with it. Things are different nowadays - thanks to the sexual r ...

(11 pages) 184 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Title: Analysis of the Role of Media in Society Considering the Idea of the Public Sphere.

Analysis of the Role of Media in Society Considering the Idea of the Public SphereIn 1960s, German philosopher Jurgen Habermas posed "the public sphere" theory. "'The pu ... phere" theory. "'The public sphere' means a realm of our social life in which something approaching public opinion can be formed. Access is guaranteed to all citizens"(Habermas, 1964: p.49). The publi ... .49). The public sphere theory helps understand the role of mass media in contemporary society."The public sphere as a sphere which mediates between society and state, in which the public organizes it ...

(9 pages) 259 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Examine at least two religious perspectives on sexual ethics. (14 marks)To what extent,is it reasonable to claim that sexual ethics should be separated from religious beliefs? (6 marks)

that it is undertaken within a community. This tension in sexual ethics between the private and the public sphere is what makes it an interesting and important topic of academic study.Sexual ethics en ...

(9 pages) 149 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Feminism and legal theory

patriarchal society.Also to link women's experiences in the private sphere with recognition in the public sphereFeminism can also be defined as the self conscious creation and vindication of represen ...

(5 pages) 120 0 3.4 Aug/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

How have new media enabled a renewal of the public sphere and extension of democratic processes?

tion.' (Street, 2001:163) The Internet in particular has provided an almost complete renewal of the public sphere and in turn, extended many democratic processes.This essay will explore the notion of ... xplored in order to demonstrate how the Internet is revolutionizing media today, and it's role as a public communication tool. With these issues at hand, the essay will then proceed to explore how thi ...

(9 pages) 103 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Spheres of Influence

Habermas defines the public sphere as an invisible intangible space that is used an area where discussion helps to mould ... hat is used an area where discussion helps to mould views and opinions. Habermas believes that this public sphere is a place where general public discussion can occur. Public opinion can be formed by ... on can occur. Public opinion can be formed by listening and contributing to the ideas placed in the public sphere. Although the actual sphere is conceptual, the discussion can occur in many places and ...

(3 pages) 54 0 1.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

William Roy and Contemporary Corporation

corporation focuses on the merger wave of the 1890's during which which many large firms turned to public capital markets to facilitate mergers. The change that occurred in corporations was when they ... from the perspective of the individual businessman." (Roy, 41) This is where the transformation of public too private took place. The corporation that exists today has been contingent and developed f ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

What is meant by 'masculinity in crisis' in recent debates about men and masculinity? Use a specific example from media or popular culture to support your argument.

ures and constraints put on men by society such as defined roles and expectations of men within the public sphere. This essay will establish what exactly the crisis in masculinity is and how this cris ...

(5 pages) 89 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Short tutorial report on Bias in History with reference to the Korean Nationalist Paradigm.

e significantly the nationalist cause was a hindrance to the women's movement because debate in the public sphere was diverted to nationalist issues, gender equality was considered secondary to the im ...

(5 pages) 33 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

To what extent has British (or American) television been successful in providing programmes for diverse audiences?

en into separate 'spheres', where women primarily occupy the private sphere of the home and men the public sphere of the paid labor force"(Margaret J. Heide, Television Culture and Women's Lives 1995) ...

(6 pages) 25 0 2.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

The Roles of Men and Women in Ancient Greek Society

outside circumstances had little or no influence on gender construction. Men functioned within the public sphere, whereas women were restricted to the private, domestic sphere. This was the typical g ...

(2 pages) 65 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Difference Feminisim in British Suffrage: n essay about a specific event in the 20th century pertaining to any civil movements.

to gender were socially constructed. Women's ideal role took place in the private sphere while the public sphere was reserved for men. With the formulation of separate spheres in place, feminist cons ... r "feminine" qualities to mean moral superiorityover men. Feminist argued that women be admitted to public life and politics based on the presumption that they would improve the establishment, not bec ...

(5 pages) 24 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Systems of Inequality for Females and Colonized Peopl in Virgina Woolf's "A Room of One's Own" and Franz Ferdinand's "Wretched of the Earth"

tury which contributed to several changes in European social structure, as new opportunities in the public sphere appeared for women during and after the world wars. In addition, these acts of aggress ... ense that all female literature should pursue comparison with Aphra Behn. For Woolf's narrator, the publications of Behn marked a signification watershed in her research about women's literary movemen ...

(9 pages) 44 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What do you understand by the concept of employment?

the concept of employment and ensures that the concept is applicable to work within the private and public sphere. With time and the process of industrialization, an increasing division has been estab ... time and the process of industrialization, an increasing division has been established between the public and private sphere. Men, because of their employment have spent more time in the public realm ...

(7 pages) 93 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Freedom of Religion: The Establishment Clause of the Constitution

Sullivan feels that the correct baseline for religious liberty should be consistent with a secular public sphere. Sullivan feels that throughout the history of the court its rulings have been too per ... out the United States. Many of these programs allow parents who have students attending substandard public schools to pull their children out of failing schools and send them to private schools using ...

(8 pages) 88 0 4.5 Dec/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Feminist Criticism Founders Of Sociology

outside of the home and family. As capitalism and industrialism began to flourish, men made up this public sphere while women had little involvement in it. The women became restricted to the private s ... ttle if women did not exist.Durkheim's social theory concentrated on the division of labour and the public economy while analyzing their implications in social development and social solidarity. As wo ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Social Construction Of Gender

¨ Reasonable ¨ Sexually potent (with a woman), and ¨ Literate in a public sphere A woman might be expected to perform as: ¨ Passive ¨ Supportive ...

(5 pages) 99 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Reflections In !9th Century Literature - A Doll's House

century progressed, man and woman grew farther apart. "The traditional separation between the male public sphere and the female private sphere took on new meaning in the 19th century as the distance ... as the distance between these worlds grew [...]"�(Freedman 118). The men were taking a more public role and the women taking a more private role. Due to the man's public role, the people of th ...

(8 pages) 21 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Does the television 'Talk Show' industry represent a positive or a negative social phenomenon?

nment industry has created such a massive debate about morale, and in particular the erosion of the public/private sphere; yet in our ever-progressing world of media and communication, perhaps it isn' ... re so just an over sensationalized spectacle of reality. Even more so it may be the new form of the public sphere, where there is no longer boundaries between the private and the public sphere; where ...

(8 pages) 41 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies