The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society (German: Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit. Untersuchungen zu einer Kategorie der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft) is a 1962 book by the philosopher Jürgen Habermas. It was translated into English in 1989 by Thomas Burger and Frederick Lawrence. An important contribution to modern understanding of democracy, it is notable for "transforming media studies into a hard-headed discipline."[1]

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere
Cover of the German edition
AuthorJürgen Habermas
Original titleStrukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit. Untersuchungen zu einer Kategorie der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft
TranslatorsThomas Burger
Frederick Lawrence
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman
SubjectThe public sphere
Published1962
Media typePrint
ISBN978-0262581080

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