The Habermasian public sphere and exclusion: an engagement with poststructuralist-influenced critics

Dahlberg, Lincoln (2014) The Habermasian public sphere and exclusion: an engagement with poststructuralist-influenced critics. Communication Theory, 24 1: 21-41. doi:10.1111/comt.12010

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Author Dahlberg, Lincoln
Title The Habermasian public sphere and exclusion: an engagement with poststructuralist-influenced critics
Journal name Communication Theory   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-3293
1468-2885
Publication date 2014-02-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/comt.12010
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 41
Total pages 21
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract One trenchant critique of the Habermasian public sphere conception, voiced particularly strongly by poststructuralist-influenced critics, is that it fails to fully account for exclusion. In this article I examine the strength of this critique. I begin by demonstrating how Habermasians have in many ways already theorized public sphere exclusion. Given this, I ask what is left of the poststructuralist-inspired critique. I argue that what is left is a deep disagreement with Habermasians about the grounding of the public sphere conception. I subsequently ask what difference, and moreover what positive contribution, a poststructuralist (rather than a Habermasian) grounding can make for understanding public sphere exclusion and associated politics.
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Additional Notes Published online 5 June 2013

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