Popular culture and social change: The hidden work of public relations, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Popular culture and social change

The hidden work of public relations, 1st Edition

By Judy Motion, Kate Fitch


240 pages

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Hardback: 9781138702806
pub: 2019-12-01
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About the Authors

Judy Motion is Professor of Communication in Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales. She researches public discourse and communication in organizations, focusing on public relations and media issues. She has written extensively on the power of public relations, public engagement processes, organizational change and branding. Judy’s editorial roles include Australasian Associate co-editor of the Journal of Communication Management and editorial board membership of the Australian Journal of Communication; Journal of Public Affairs; and the International Journal of Strategic Communication.

Dr Kate Fitch chairs the public relations program at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, where she has taught since 2001. Prior to joining the university, she worked in public relations and editorial roles in the arts, government and community sectors in the UK and Australia. She researches and publishes on a range of public relations topics, including social media, social responsibility, culture, gender, pedagogy and education and is interested in the history of public relations in Australia, and its links with Southeast Asia. She is on the editorial boards of Public Relations Review, Public Relations Inquiry and Prism and am a member of the Mindframe Public Relations Expert Working Group at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health and the advisory committee for the inaugural Research Colloquium at the World Public Relations Forum in Melbourne, 2012.

About the Series

Routledge New Directions in PR & Communication Research

Current academic thinking about public relations (PR) and related communication is a lively, expanding marketplace of ideas and many scholars believe that it’s time for its radical approach to be deepened. Routledge New Directions in PR & Communication Research is the forum of choice for this new thinking. Its key strength is its remit, publishing critical and challenging responses to continuities and fractures in contemporary PR thinking and practice, tracking its spread into new geographies and political economies. It questions its contested role in market-orientated, capitalist, liberal democracies around the world, and examines its invasion of all media spaces, old, new, and as yet unenvisaged.

The New Directions series has already published and commissioned diverse original work on topics such as:

  • PR’s influence on Israeli and Palestinian nation-building
  • PR's origins in the history of ideas
  • a Jungian approach to PR ethics and professionalism
  • global perspectives on PR professional practice;
  • PR as an everyday language for everyone
  • PR as emotional labour
  • PR as communication in conflicted societies, and
  • PR's relationships to cooperation, justice and paradox.

We actively invite new contributions and offer academics a welcoming place for the publication of their analyses of a universal, persuasive mindset that lives comfortably in old and new media around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Consumer Behavior
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Public Relations
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies