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The Public Sphere

Place where people can have discussion and come to conclusions about issues, space in-between work and authority

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Jurgen Habermass

Conceptualized idea of the public sphere

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Media Institutions

regulation and deregulation of media (commercial interest, ownership)

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Media representation

How and what topics are represented (biases, who gets to speak)

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Social Structures

Multiple Spheres (class, race, gender)

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Public/counter public spheres

small communities that create their own public spheres by talking amongst themselves

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Social Interaction

Communication and interaction of different peoples (ideas filtered through people)

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Electoral Politics

government, voting, laws, taxes

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Cultural politics

beliefs, ideologies

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Legal Citizenship

granted rights of citizenship

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Good citizen

social contracts of citizenship (civic duties, follow rules, volunteer)

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Imagined Community

not having a strong connection with everyone, but still recognized as a collective community (nation, football fans)

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Cultural citizen

felling of belonging and acceptance of identity (secondhand citizens)

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Define a strong public sphere

A strong public sphere that works to uphold democracy can be developed or constrained through different kinds of media regulations; is dependent on what kinds of representations we see in the media; operates more realistically when we think about multiple publics based on social structures; has an impact through social interaction

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Jeffery Jones

Media and Citizenship
-assumptions of mediated citizenship
-look at media and politics from the bottom up (understand citizens)
-medium affects the message

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Peter Dahlgren

Theorizing the Public Sphere
-media institutions
-media representations
-social structures
-social interactions