Reign of Appearances: The Misery and Splendor of the Public Sphere by Ari Adut
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
A fascinating illumination and exploration of the notions of public spaces, private lives and how the parameters of these shape our expression and expectation of ourselves and others. The tone is academic but the author works to define and explain the concepts and origination of the public spheres and how their limitations necessitate the use of private spaces to truly explore, express and experience freedom because private spaces represent an avenue for our authentic selves to create dialogues with the authentic selves of others in ways that no public forum offers.
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