Public Relations and Social Theory : Key Figures and Concepts
Each chapter is devoted to an individual theorist, providing an overview of that theorist's key concepts and contributions, and exploring how these concepts can be applied to public relations as a practice. Each chapter also includes a box giving a short and concise presentation of the theorist, along with recommendation of key works and secondary literature.
Overall, this volume will enhance understanding of theories and their applications in public relations, expanding the breadth and depth of the theoretic foundations of public relations. It will be of great interest to scholars and graduate students in public relations and strategic communication.
- Hardback | 376 pages
- 157.48 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
- 12 Mar 2009
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 1 Tables, black and white
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Table of contents
On Beck: Risk and Sub-politics in Reflexive Modernity; Magnus Fredriksson
On Berger: A Social Constructionist Perspective on Public Relations and Crisis Communication; Mats Heide
On Bourdieu: Public Relations in Field Struggles; Oyvind Ihlen
On Foucault: A Toolbox for Public Relations; Judy Motion and Shirley Leitch
On Giddens: Interpreting Public Relations through Anthony Giddens' Structuration and Late Modernity Theory; Jesper Falkheimer
On Goffman: Researching Relations with Erving Goffman as Pathfinder; Catrin Johansson
On Habermas: Understanding and Public Relations; Roland Burkart
On Latour: Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) and Public Relations; Piet Verhoeven
On Luhmann: Contingency, Risk, Trust and Reflection; Susanne Holmstrom
On Mayhew: The Demonization of Public Relations and the Validation of the New Citizen; Richard Stanton
On Putnam: Bowling Together--Applying Putnam's Theories of Community and Social Capital to Public Relations; Vilma Luoma-aho
On Feminist Theory of Public Relations: An Example from Dorothy E. Smith; Lana F. Rakow and Diana Nastasia
On Spivak: Theorizing Resistance: Applying Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in Public Relations; Mohan Jyoti Dutta
On Weber: Legitimacy and Legitimation in Public Relations; Arild Waeraas
Conclusions on the Domain, Context, Concepts, Issues, and Empirical Avenues of Public Relations; Oyvind Ihlen and Piet Verhoeven
Commentary: Linking Sociology with Public Relations--Some Critical Reflections in Reflexive Times; Gunter Bentele and Stefan Wehmeier
About Betteke Van Ruler
Prof. Dr. Betteke van Ruler is a professor at the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. van Ruler is a member of a number of editorial boards, among them Public Relations Review and Corporate Communications: An International Journal. From 2004 to 2006 she was Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. She has also served as the President of the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (Euprera) and as Chair of the Public Relations Division of the International Communication Association.
Dr. Magnus Fredriksson is a lecturer at University of Gothenburg and former director of the program in Communication Management at the University West, both in Sweden. He has published in Swedish public relations anthologies, written for two government commission reports, and been chronicler for the Swedish Public Relations Association. Fredriksson is co-founder of the Nordic research network LOKE and is a board member of the Swedish Association for Media and Communication Research.