SSRC Essay Forum: Transformations of the Public Sphere
Accompanied by a mapping project called the Public Sphere Guide, a new essay forum hosted by the SSRC provides a platform for discussions around current and emerging projects on the public sphere, serving as a gateway to ongoing conversations around sub-themes of media reform, academia and public policy, religion, the privatization of risk and the public good.
New Essay Forum and Public Sphere Guide
The ICA 2009 Mini-Plenary on "Keywords: Public Sphere, Public Culture and Reasoned Public Choice" has resulted in an online essay forum, hosted by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and by NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK). The forum includes essays by Michael Schudson, Shanto Iyengar and James Curran, Michael X. Delli Carpini and Craig Calhoun. Forthcoming contributions include essays by Lauren Berlant, Nick Couldry, Daniel C. Hallin and others. The forum is interactive. Readers of the essays are invited to submit comments: http://publicsphere.ssrc.org/.
This new essay forum on Transformations of the Public Sphere is accompanied by the beta version of a Public Sphere Guide. The guide serves as a research guide and teaching guide, creating a map of the fragmented interdisciplinary field of study and building a resource for the renewal of the public sphere.
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