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The Phantom Public Sphere

1993

Bruce Robbins, editor

The Phantom Public Sphere

In a postmodern society, can we still speak meaningfully of a public sphere? The contributors address this question by presenting the public sphere and the public/private opposition as a truly interdisciplinary field of inquiry. Among the issues discussed are Jesse Helms’s censorship campaign and the televised Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Senate hearings.

In a postmodern society, can we still speak meaningfully of a public sphere? The contributors address this question by presenting the public sphere and the public/private opposition as a truly interdisciplinary field of inquiry. Among the issues discussed are Jesse Helms’s censorship campaign and the televised Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Senate hearings.

The Phantom Public Sphere

Bruce Robbins is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of The Servant’s Hand: English Fiction from Below and the editor of Intellectuals: Aesthetics, Politics, Academics (Minnesota, 1990).

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