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Reading for Democracy

Bieger, L., 2018, In : REAL Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature . 34

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This essay reconstructs how theories of the public sphere view reading as key to democratic engagement. But while these theories consider reading as a mere training ground for transparent, face-to-face communication, I argue that the public’s role as a reader makes tangible the fundamental opacity of the face-to-face; and that we gain a better understanding of the public sphere if we discard the myth of transparency.
Original languageEnglish
JournalREAL Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature
Volume34
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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