ISBN-10:
1412914159
ISBN-13:
9781412914154
Pub. Date:
01/09/2007
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
International Public Relations: Negotiating Culture, Identity, and Power / Edition 1

International Public Relations: Negotiating Culture, Identity, and Power / Edition 1

by Patricia A. Curtin, T. Kenn Gaither
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ISBN-13: 9781412914154
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/09/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. The Challenges of International Public Relations
In Search of an Identity: Defining Public Relations
Myriad Forms of Public Relations
Cultural Relationship Constructs
International Public Relations Today
Chapter Summary
2. Opening Global Gateways
Multinational Corporations: Global Opportunities and Problems
National Image Cultivation
Travel and Tourism
Sports and International Goodwill
Nonprofits and International NGOs
Trade Associations
Keys to Opening Global Gateways
Chapter Summary
3. Global Public Relations and the Circuit of Culture
Language, Meaning, and Culture
The Circuit of Culture Model
Applying the Circuit of Culture to Practice
Chapter Summary
4. The Regulatory Environments of Global Public Relations Practice
Notions of Regulation
Shifting Politics, Evolving Public Relations
The Agents of Blurring Boundaries
Cultural Norms: The Hidden Regulators
Regulating Global Public Relations Practice
Chapter Summary
Case Study: Smallpox Eradication Campaign
International Power and Politics
Bucking the Bureaucracy
Adapting to Local Norms and Cultures
Implications for International Practice
5. The Face and Shape of Global Public Relations Campaigns Materials
Representing Representation
New Discourses Through Technology and Trade Shows
The Representation of a Fast Food Superpower in Asia
Paradise Found in the Galápagos Islands
Of Representation and New Understandings
Chapter Summary
Case Study: Smallpox Eradication Campaign
Government Relations
Employee Relations: Creating a Global Army
Movilizing Public Support for Eradication
Media Relations
Implications for International Practice
6. Practicing Public Relations in a Global Environment
Global Dimensions of Public Relations
The Globalization of Public Relations and the Circuit of Culture
The Internal-External Paradox Meets the Global-Local Nexus
Negotiating Asymmetry
Chapter Summary
Case Study: Smallpox Eradication Campaign
Technology and Production
Campaign Strategies
Managing a Global Workforce
Implications for International Practice
7. Consumption: Rethinking Publics and Practice
The Moment of Consumption
Public Relations Practice and Consumption
The Challenges and Ambiguities of New Technology and Globalization
Chapter Summary
Case Study: Smallpox Eradication Campaign
Smallpox Deified
Cultural Factors Leading to Preferred or Negotiated Readings
Cultural Factors Leading to Oppositional Readings
Implications for International Practice
8. Contested Identities, Shifting Publics in a Globalized World
Constructing Identities
Organizational Identities
Defining National Identities
Chapter Summary
Case Study: Smallpox Eradication Campaign
Negotiating National Versus International Identities
First World Versus Third World Values
Holy Warriors Versus the Enemy
Creating Campaign Icons
Implications for International Practice
9. Capturing the Synergy of the Circuit: The Cultural-Economic Model
Lessons From the Smallpox Eradication Campaign
Needed: A New Model of International Public Relations Practice
The Cultural-Economic Model of International Public Relations Practice
Chapter Summary
10. Circuiting the Globe: A Practice Matrix
Assumptions of International Public Relations
A Practice Matrix for International Public Relations
Applying the Matrix
Contributions of the Matrix
Chapter Summary
11. Ethical Considerations in Global Practice
The Problem of Cultural Relativism
Globalization and the Shift of Power
Common Approaches to Public Relations Ethics
New Ethical Approaches and Practitioners' Roles
Chapter Summary
12. The Future of International Public Relations Practice
Implications for Practitioners Embracing the Cultural-Economic Model
Where Do We Go From Here?
Chapter Summary
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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