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Public Modalities: Rhetoric, Culture, Media, and the Shape of Public Life
By Robert Asen (editor) and Daniel C. Brouwer (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Alabama Pr
Publication date April 6, 2010
Pages 279
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780817355852
ISBN-10 0817355855
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book explores the ways that scholars, journalists, politicians, and citizens conceive of 'the public' or 'public life', and how those entities are defined and invented. For decades, scholars have used the metaphors of spheres, systems, webs, or networks to talk about, describe, and map various practices. This volume proposes a new metaphor - modalities - to suggest that publics are forever in flux, and much more fluid and dynamic than the static models of systems or spheres would indicate - especially in the digital age, where various publics rapidly evolve and dissipate.

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