Publics and Counterpublics

@article{Warner2002PublicsAC,
  title={Publics and Counterpublics},
  author={M. Warner},
  journal={Public Culture},
  year={2002},
  volume={14},
  pages={49 - 90}
}
  • M. Warner
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Public Culture
  • Most of the people around us belong to our world not directly, as kin or comrades, but as strangers. How do we recognize them as members of our world? We are related to them as transient participants in common publics. Indeed, most of us would find it nearly impossible to imagine a social world without publics. In the eight essays in this book, Michael Warner addresses the question: What is a public?According to Warner, the idea of a public is one of the central fictions of modern life. Publics… CONTINUE READING
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