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Author Buschman, John.

Title Dismantling the public sphere : situating and sustaining librarianship in the age of the new public philosophy / John E. Buschman.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2003.


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Description viii, 218 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-212) and index.
Contents The framework of critical analysis : the new public philosophy and the public sphere. Introduction : crisis culture and the need for a defense of librarianship in the public sphere ; The new public philosophy and critical educational analysis : the context of public cultural institutions ; The public sphere : rounding out the context of librarianship -- Studies in librarianship and the dismantling of the public sphere. Follow the money : library funding and information capitalism ; Co-opted or rolling over? Follow-the-leader library management and the new public philosophy ; On customer-driven librarianship ; Drifting toward the corporate model : a brief look at ALA ; Notes on postmodern technology, technocracy, and libraries ; Conclusion : toward a sustainable case for librarianship : the public sphere and democratic possibility.
Subject Libraries and society.
Library science -- Philosophy.
Public interest.
ISBN 031332199X (alk. paper) : $60.00

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