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Public Sphere in Totalitarian Period. The Romanian Case


  • Luminiţa ROŞCA

    () (University of Bucharest)


This paper proposes an analysis pattern of the existence forms of the public sphere in the totalitarian pe riod from Romania. The analysis took into consideration essential reference in shaping the notion of public sphere: public communication and mass communication, public authority and the public exercise of reason. The scope of the research is to offer scientific significance to an array of testimonies from that period, regarding the situation of the individual and the society in the late years of Romanian national communism. The motivation of this research appeared after having observed and researched an impressive number of memoirs. From a subjective point of view, I think that the abundance of testimonies is not enough to thoroughly comprehend the phenomena. Only an analytic model can provide consistency to the subjective pluralism which is found in autobiographies, journals, literary manifestos and oral testimonies.

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  • Luminiţa ROŞCA, 2010. "Public Sphere in Totalitarian Period. The Romanian Case," Revista Romana de Jurnalism si Comunicare - Romanian Journal of Journalism and Communication, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies – Universitatea din Bucuresti, Facultatea de Jurnalism si Stiintele Comunicarii, issue 3, pages 32-41.
  • Handle: RePEc:foj:journl:y:2010:i:3:p:32-41

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    communication; ideology; public space; public welfare; totalitarianism;

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