Overview

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, and more. Unique in its approach, the collection demonstrates how the theories of these scholars come to bear on the understanding of public relations as a social activity.

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Overview

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, and more. Unique in its approach, the collection demonstrates how the theories of these scholars come to bear on the understanding of public relations as a social activity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203883235
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/2/2009
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 1,021 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Øyvind Ihlen is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, and an associate professor at Hedmark College, both in Norway. Ihlen has published several books and his research has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals such as Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, Journal of Public Affairs, Journal of Communication Management, International Journal of Strategic Communication, Corporate Communications: An International Journal, and Business Strategy and the Environment.

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.

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Table of Contents



  1. Introduction: Applying Social Theory to Public Relations; Øyvind Ihlen and Betteke van Ruler


  2. On Beck: Risk and Sub-politics in Reflexive Modernity; Magnus Fredriksson


  3. On Berger: A Social Constructionist Perspective on Public Relations and Crisis Communication; Mats Heide


  4. On Bourdieu: Public Relations in Field Struggles; Øyvind Ihlen


  5. On Foucault: A Toolbox for Public Relations; Judy Motion and Shirley Leitch


  6. On Giddens: Interpreting Public Relations through Anthony Giddens’ Structuration and Late Modernity Theory; Jesper Falkheimer


  7. On Goffman: Researching Relations with Erving Goffman as Pathfinder; Catrin Johansson


  8. On Habermas: Understanding and Public Relations; Roland Burkart


  9. On Latour: Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) and Public Relations; Piet Verhoeven


  10. On Luhmann: Contingency, Risk, Trust and Reflection; Susanne Holmstrøm


  11. On Mayhew: The Demonization of Public Relations and the Validation of the New Citizen; Richard Stanton


  12. On Putnam: Bowling Together--Applying Putnam’s Theories of Community and Social Capital to Public Relations; Vilma Luoma-aho


  13. On Feminist Theory of Public Relations: An Example from Dorothy E. Smith; Lana F. Rakow and Diana Nastasia


  14. On Spivak: Theorizing Resistance: Applying Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in Public Relations; Mohan Jyoti Dutta


  15. On Weber: Legitimacy and Legitimation in Public Relations; Arild Wæraas


  16. Conclusions on the Domain, Context, Concepts, Issues, and Empirical Avenues of Public Relations; Øyvind Ihlen and Piet Verhoeven


  17. Commentary: Linking Sociology with Public Relations--Some Critical Reflections in Reflexive Times; Günter Bentele and Stefan Wehmeier

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