Public sphere & media analysis


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Nom de l’enseignant : Erik NEVEU
Nombre d’heures : H -
Nature et forme de l’épreuve : - H
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From week n°2 each participant will be invited to read a scientific journal’s paper or book chapter before our weekly meeting. Pr Erik Neveu would suggest as two useful readings before starting this course: - Jurgen Habermas’ book “The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society » (Polity Press, 1992) and/or - Michael Schudson’s “The Power of News” Harvard University Press, 1996. I Media and Society Two Grand Narratives Weeks 1 and 2: Habermas: The Rise and fall of the Public Sphere Habermas Book’s “ The public sphere”, its receptions and criticisms. Weeks 3, 4 & 5: Modernity as a “Communication Society”? The making of a modern myth Communication Society: promised Land or Big Brother’s realm , A popular myth: why? Giving historical depth to the “Communication society” II Wanted: Sociological explanations To make sense of modern press and media Week 6 : Press and Media with capital letters or “Journalistic Field”? The institutionalized space of news and cultural production. Searching for relationships between cultural goods and audiences. Mediascapes. Week 7: Current trends and changes in political communication. Week 8: Rethinking Internet Week 9: Which Media power? Models, Questioning and debating the “Power” of the press and Media. Week 10: Reception studies: Are audiences powerless cultural dopes? Is there one and only one, universal way of “receiving” media messages?

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