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Television and the Public Sphere

1st Edition

Citizenship, Democracy and the Media

Peter Dahlgren
eISBN-13: 9781446265765

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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?

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ISBNs 9780803989238, 9780803989221, 9781446265765, 1446265765
Language English
Number of Pages 193
Edition 1st