Public Relations, Society & Culture: Theoretical and Empirical Explorations


This book sets out a range of theoretical approaches that can underpin a socio-cultural view of public relations, offering students a new set of insights into public relations that illustrate the effects of the profession on its environment.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136834202
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lee Edwards is lecturer in Corporate Communications and PR at Manchester Business School based at the University of Manchester, UK. Her main research interests revolve around sociological understandings of PR and include the operation of power in and through PR, 'race' and PR, PR as a cultural intermediary, and PR in the context of globalization. She is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Public Relations Research, and has contributed to a number of books including The SAGE Handbook of Public Relations (2010) and Public Relations in Global Cultural Contexts (2010).

Caroline E. M. Hodges is a member of the Institute for Media and Communication Research based at Bournemouth Media School. She regularly teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate units concerned with the relationship between communication and culture. Caroline's research interests include the application of ethnography within communication research, Latin American communication theory, transnational and multicultural public relations and communication for social change.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: Implications of a (radical) socio-cultural ‘turn’ in public relations scholarship Lee Edwards, Manchester Business School (University of Manchester) and Caroline E. M. Hodges, Bournemouth University Chapter 1. Imagining public relations anthropology Jacquie L'Etang, Stirling Media Institute Chapter 2. Public relations in the postmodern city: An ethnographic account of PR occupational culture in Mexico City Caroline E. M. Hodges, Bournemouth University Chapter 3. Public relations and storytelling Paul Elmer, University of Central Lancashire Chapter 4. Public relations and society: A Bourdieuvian perspective Lee Edwards, Manchester Business School (University of Manchester) Chapter 5. Diversity in public relations Lee Edwards, Manchester Business School (University of Manchester) Chapter 6. Communication for social transformation Caroline E. M. Hodges, Bournemouth University and Nilam McGrath, Leeds University Business School Chapter 7. Pragmatism, semiotics and sacred truth Steve Mackey, Deakin University Chapter 8. Bubble Wrap – Social Media, Public Relations, Culture and Society Kristin Demetrious, Deakin University

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)