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Global Publics Their Power and their Limits, 1870-1990

by Valeska (Free University Berlin) Huber

Part of the Studies of the German Historical Institute, London Series

Global Publics Their Power and their Limits, 1870-1990 Synopsis

This volume combines a present-day and historical concern on the topic of global publics between the communication revolution of the 1870s and the digital age. Building on earlier theories of public spheres, Valeska Huber and Jurgen Osterhammel expand the notion of global publics not only geographically but also by charting new thematic territory, describing global publics as courts of global opinion, as market places, or as arenas for competition. As the first historical volume ever to combine different facets of global publics ranging from infrastructures, the press, film and theatre to human rights politics, it brings together established and emerging authors in the field of history and from related disciplines such as geography, sociology, and literature who explore how global publics were configured, imagined, and fragmented. In this way, Global Publics: Their Power and Their Limits not only provides a new conceptual framework and important case studies but also shows how histories of global communication might be studied in the future.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780198865773
Publication date: 28th April 2020
Author: Valeska (Free University Berlin) Huber
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 423 pages
Categories: 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Social & cultural history, European history,

About Valeska (Free University Berlin) Huber

Valeska Huber is Head of the Emmy Noether Research Group Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century. She teaches Global History at the Free Univeristy Berlin. Jurgen Osterhammel is Emeritus Professor of History at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies.

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