Public Sociology: Engaging with Public

The assigned readings in last few weeks have helped me to understand public sociology from different perspectives. Public sociology is an indispensable field of sociology discipline which emphasizes extending the disciplinary boundaries and reaching beyond the academic institutions to engage with non-academic audiences. Traditionally, sociology as a discipline is often has a limited focus on… Read More Public Sociology: Engaging with Public

Public Sphere by Habermas and Social Media

In 1962, Jurgen Habermas introduced the concept of “public sphere” in his book “The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere”. He defined the notion of the public as “events and occasions are ‘public’ when they are open to all, in contrast to close or exclusive affairs” (Fuchs, 2014). According to Habermas, the public sphere is… Read More Public Sphere by Habermas and Social Media