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Required Reading
Jürgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (1962; 1989) chapter two on e-reserves.

Rebecca Spang, Invention of the Restaurant (2000), chapter 3 on e-reserves.

Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner, “Sex in Public,” Critical Inquiry 24:2 (1998), 547-566.

Michael Willrich, “Home Slackers: Men, the State, and Welfare in Modern America,” Journal of American History 87:2 (2000), 460-489.

Mark P. Whitaker, “Tamilnet.com: Some Reflections on Popular Anthropology, Nationalism, and the Internet,” Anthropological Quarterly 77:3 (summer 2004), 469-498.

Further Suggestions
Keith Michael Baker, 'Public Opinion as Political Invention' in his Inventing the French Revolution (1989).

Hannah Barker and Simon Burrows, eds., Press, Politics and the Public Sphere in Europe and North America, 1760-1820 (2002).

Victoria Bernal, “Eritrea On-Line: Diaspora, Cyberspace, and the Public Sphere,” American Ethnologist 32:4 (Nov., 2005), pp. 660-675.

Craig Calhoun, ed., Habermas and the Public Sphere (1992).

Craig Calhoun “Constitutional Patriotism and the Public Sphere: Interests, Identity, and Solidarity in the Integration of Europe,” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 18: 3-4 (Spring - Summer, 2005), pp. 257-280.

Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class (1987).

David Henkin, City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York (1998).

Philip N. Howard “Deep Democracy, Thin Citizenship: The Impact of Digital Media in Political Campaign Strategy,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 597 (2005)—this whole issue focuses on new meanings of "public" in a digital age.

Linda Kerber, "Separate Spheres, Female Worlds, Woman's Place: The Rhetoric of Women's History," Journal of American History 75 (1988).

Sarah Maza, Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Célèbres of Prerevolutionary France (1993).

Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge, Public Sphere and Experience: Toward an Analysis of the Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere (1972; 1993).

Jane Rendall, "Women and the Public Sphere," Gender and History 11 (1999), 475-488.

Mary Ryan, Women in Public: Between Banners and Ballots, 1825-1880 (1990).

Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel, “Planet-Love.com: Cyberbrides in the Americas and the Transnational Routes of U.S. Masculinity,” Signs 31: 2 (Winter, 2006), pp. 331-356.

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Epistemology of the Closet (1990).

Richard Sennett, The Fall of Public Man (1977).

David Solkin, Painting for Money: The Visual Arts and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century England (1993).

Amanda Vickery, "Golden Age to Separate Spheres: A Review of the Categories and Chronology of English Women's History," Historical Journal 36:2 (1993).

Michael Warner, The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America (1990).

Kathleen Wilson, The Sense of the People: Politics, Culture, and Imperialism in England 1715-1785 (1995).

Eileen Yeo, ed., Radical Femininity (1998)-especially the introduction.

David Zaret, Origins of Democratic Culture: Printing, Petitions, and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England (2000).


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