1st Edition

History of PR in Canada An Annotated Bibliography and Critical Historiography of Public Relations Research in Canada

    92 Pages
    by Routledge

    A first of its kind, this annotated bibliography provides an overview of the development of public relations research in the Canadian context. 

    A valuable resource for researchers, students or practitioners, this bibliography surveys the landscape of public relations research in Canada. It orientates readers to this unique history, identifies gaps in research, suggests topics of future research, and offers critical historiography.

    This reference work will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners in the fields of strategic communications, marketing or communications, providing a greater understanding of communications research in various Canadian contexts such as government, industry, corporate and nonprofit.

    Part One: Introduction  


    Part Two: Annotated Bibliography  

    1.  1930s - 1970s  

    2.  1980s  

    3.  1990s  

    4.  2000s  

    5.  2010s  

    6.  2020s  

    Part Three: Conclusion  

    7.  Conclusions


    Sandra L. Braun is an associate professor of public relations at Mount Royal University. Her research interests are PR pedagogy, PR history and PR in the Canadian context. She makes her home in Calgary, Alberta near the palatial peaks of Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

    Ella Palin studied history at Durham University, UK. Pursuing a career in academia, her research areas specialise in political intellectual history and long-run economic developments. She has written for a global trade journal looking at current and historical economic and political developments.

    Hannah Farrow studied history at Durham University, UK with specific interests in North American and intellectual history, particularly regarding the development of scientific thought and how this informed the construction of modern society. Her professional interest is risk and compliance which she will pursue in her graduate Public Sector Assurance role whilst studying for the level 7 Chartered Accountancy qualification.