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TOWARDS A PORTABLE PUBLIC SPHERE: HOW TECHNOLOGY CREATED A DISCURSIVE SPACE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1968

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, T. Mills
dc.contributor.author Griffith, Misha Mazzini
dc.creator Griffith, Misha Mazzini
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-21T19:17:24Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-21T19:17:24Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11173
dc.description.abstract This study examines the efforts to use communication technology to create a public sphere in two very different circumstances. The first instance was in socialist Czechoslovakia in January of 1968, when a group of reformers were given the leadership of an authoritarian government in an economic crisis. They instituted such reforms as freedom of expression to re-engage the population and revitalize the economy. The second instance was in August of that same year when a foreign military intervention stopped the government’s reform agenda. In both situations, broadcast and consumer technology played crucial roles by engaging citizen participation in politics and the public space.
dc.format.extent 271 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2017 Misha Mazzini Griffith
dc.subject Modern history
dc.subject Mass communication
dc.subject European history
dc.subject 1968
dc.subject Broadcast Technology
dc.subject Czechoslovakia
dc.subject Democratization of Technology
dc.subject History of Technology
dc.subject Public Sphere
dc.title TOWARDS A PORTABLE PUBLIC SPHERE: HOW TECHNOLOGY CREATED A DISCURSIVE SPACE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1968
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.level Ph.D.
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


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