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Not all these occupations are equally ‘public’ in character, but each has some element of ‘publicness’. These were the established occupations to which journalists looked for equivalence of status and rewards, despite their beginning from a position of generally low status and low rewards. The advantages (not only for journalists) of professionalization were very clear, although the criteria to be met were not all equally reachable or even consistent with the nature of journalistic work and purpose.

Antagonisms, as materialized in a variety of social struggles, thus provide 62 THE RESEARCHING AND TEACHING COMMUNICATION SERIES identification points that not only rupture the social but also structure (and, in a particular way, stabilize) it. When an antagonistic position (and its discourses and nodal points) starts to obtain social dominance, Laclau and Mouffe revert to the explicatory capacity of the Gramscian notion of hegemony. The objective of hegemonic projects is to construct and stabilize nodal points that are the basis of a social order, the main aim being to become a social imaginary, or the horizon that ‘is not one among other objects but an absolute limit which structures a field of intelligibility and is thus the condition of possibility of the emergence of any object’ (Laclau, 1990: 64).

Universities (and Students) Barcelona (1) Hanover (2) Brussels (VuB) (2) Lund (2) Grenoble (4) Madrid (2) Stirling (1) Tampere* (2) Westminster (4) EMCDSS IX 2000; University of Westminster Overall theme Communication and Civil Society Lecturers and Lectures Manuel Parés i Maicas (Barcelona) and Nicholas Garnham (Westminster), Intellectuals and Civil Society; Bernard Miège (Grenoble) and Vincent Porter (Westminster), Communication and Civil Society in Western Europe; Kaarle Nordenstreng (Tampere*), (i) Communication and Civil Society in Eastern Europe; (ii) Communication, Civil Society and Globalization; Klaus Schönbach (Hanover), Opinion and Civil Society; Jan Servaes (Brussels), Civil Society and Alternative Means of Communication; Kaarle Nordenstreng (Tampere) and Vincent Porter (Westminster), Civil Society: A comparative overview.

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