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Title Public relations and social theory : key figures and concepts / edited by Øyvind Ihlen, Betteke van Ruler, Magnus Fredriksson
Published New York : Routledge, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 376 pages)
Series Communication series
LEA's communication series.
Contents Introduction: Applying social theory to public relations / Øyvind Ihlen and Betteke van Ruler -- 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 / Øyvind 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 Holmstrøm -- On Mayhew : the demonization of soft power 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 Iulia 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 / Øyvind Ihlen and Piet Verhoeven -- Commentary: Linking sociology with public relations--some critical reflections in reflexive times / Günter Bentele and Stefan Wehmeier
Summary Public Relations and Social Theory broadens the theoretical scope of public relations through its application of the works of prominent social theorists to the study of public relations. The volume focuses on the work of key social theorists, including Jürgen Habermas, Niklas Luhmann, Michel Foucault, Ulrich Beck, Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, Robert Putnam, Erving Goffman, Peter L. Berger, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Bruno Latour, Leon Mayhew, Dorothy Smith and Max Weber. Unique in its approach, the collection demonstrates how the theories of these scholars come to bear on the understandi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Public relations -- Evaluation.
Public relations -- Research.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Social scientists.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Form Electronic book
Author Fredriksson, Magnus.
Ihlen, Øyvind.
Ruler, Betteke van, 1948-
ISBN 0203883233 (electronic bk.)
0415997852 (hardcover)
0415997860 (paperback)
9780203883235 (electronic bk.)
9780415997850 (hardcover)
9780415997867 (paperback)