Gross Iconoclasm

Jiyeon Kang, Cara A. Finnegan

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The authors respond to the criticisms made by professor Alan Gross on their article "Sighting the Public: Iconoclasm and Public Sphere Theory," published in a 2004 issue of "Quarterly Journal of Speech." They note that the criticism of Gross centers on their reading of German philosopher Jurgen Habermas. They claim that Habermas allow for visuality in his conception of the public, as long as it is subsumed within a broader critical and decidedly linguistic rationality. They claim that the view of Gross about public sphere is discursive.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalArgumentation & Advocacy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Gross, Alan G.
  • Habermas, Jürgen, 1929-
  • Public sphere
  • Iconoclasm
  • Civil society
  • Idols & images -- Worship


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