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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations

Edited by: Jacquie L’Etang , David McKie , Nancy Snow , Jordi Xifra

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415727334
eBook ISBN: 9781315852492
Adobe ISBN: 9781317918868

10.4324/9781315852492
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Book description

Critical theory has a long history, but a relatively recent intersection with public relations. This ground-breaking collection engages with commonalities and differences in the traditions, whilst encouraging plural perspectives in the contemporary public relations field.

Compiled by a high-profile and widely respected team of academics and bringing together other key scholars from this field and beyond, this unique international collection marks a major stage in the evolution of critical public relations. It will increasingly influence how critical theory informs public relations and communication.

The collection takes stock of the emergence of critical public relations alongside diverse theoretical traditions, critiques and actions, methodologies and future implications. This makes it an essential reference for public relations researchers, educators and students around a world that is becoming more critical in the face of growing inequality and environmental challenges. The volume is also of interest to scholars in advertising, branding, communication, consumer studies, cultural studies, marketing, media studies, political communication and sociology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  An historical overview of the emergence of critical thinking in PR Download PDF
Chapter  3:  History as a source of critique Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Articulating public relations practice and critical/cultural theory through a cultural-economic lens Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Feminism and public relations Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The public sphere and PR Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Dialogue and critical public relations Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Critical rhetoric and public relations Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sanitising or reforming PR? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Extending PR’s critical conversations with advertising and marketing Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Public relations, the postcolonial other and the issue of asylum seekers Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Critical discourse analysis Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Changes to be encouraged Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A reflexive perspective on public relations Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Double deconstruction Download PDF
Chapter  16:  “Critical public relations is so critical!” Download PDF
Chapter  17:  What is critical about critical public relations theory? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A post-socialist/communist perspective Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Public relations and humanitarian communication Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Science, medicine, and the body Download PDF
Chapter  21:  A postcolonial critique of public relations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The need for critical thinking in country promotion Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Critical race and public relations Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Critical management studies and the management of desire Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Deconstructing Japan’s PR Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Socially integrating PR and operationalizing an alternative approach Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Expanding critical space Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Algorithmic public relations Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Liberation public relations Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Being social Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Pushing boundaries Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Public relations and sustainable citizenship Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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