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Scandal! An 18th century drama of micro-blogging and super injunctions

Beckett, Charlie (2011) Scandal! An 18th century drama of micro-blogging and super injunctions. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (21 May 2011). Blog.

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Abstract

Is there nothing that can stop the spread of scandal in the digital age? Whether false or true, gossip has always been a fact of human social life in all its destructive and revelatory forms. The supposed hey-dey of Habermas’ public sphere was in the coffee shops of Georgian London. But if we believe the great dramatist of that age, they were talking about sex more than politics, trade and culture.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 11:52
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 11:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77443

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