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Sucking Blood Straight from Public Necks - 'True Blood' and The Public Sphere

The public sphere, simply put, is the field of discussion regarding particular events, news, happenings, and the like that the Public, Us, participate in. Catharine Lumby (1999) describes it as a “democratisation of our media… a forum in which a host of important social issue once deemed apolitical, trivial, or personal are now being aired.” Different things create different spheres, and different spheres interconnect with one another. 309 more words


'The Project' as a Mediated Public Sphere

The ‘public sphere’ is a metaphorical term which describes an undefined virtual space where individuals can publicly engage, interact and debate over issues of general interest with one another (McKee 2005, p.4). 825 more words