Teilifís na Gaeilge as a Public Sphere
Files in This Item:
|Watson_1997_Teilifís_na_Gaeilge_as_a_Public_Sphere._Irish_Communications_Review.pdf||335.27 kB||Adobe PDF||Download|
|Title:||Teilifís na Gaeilge as a Public Sphere||Authors:||Watson, Iarfhlaith||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5691||Date:||1998||Abstract:||The public sphere is an heuristic concept employed as an ideal type in critique of that 'space' which exists between the individual and the state. Habermas claims that the public sphere has become transformed from a sphere of rational-critical debate to a sphere of consumption. Today the public sphere is mediated by the mass media, especially television. In this paper the role played by the Irish language media is critically assessed. It is argued that although the public sphere has been transformed Irish speakers have not 'existed' in the 'national' public sphere and that therefore these media provide an opportunity for Irish speakers to exist as a public. Finally it is claimed that public access is crucial for fulfilling the democratic potential of a public sphere.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Dublin Institute of Technology||Copyright (published version):||1998 Dublin Institute of Technology||Keywords:||Irish language broadcasting;Teilifís na Gaeilge||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Sociology Research Collection|
Show full item record
Page view(s) 5099
This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. For other possible restrictions on use please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.