Reconfiguring Public Relations

Ecology, Equity and Enterprise

By David McKie, Debashish Munshi

© 2007 – Routledge

200 pages

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About the Book

This book reconfigures the field of public relations so that it can better engage with the changing world of the 21st century. It identifies the virtual absence of contemporary theories that are core in other disciplines and fills the gap by integrating critical, postmodern, poststructural, postcolonial and other relevant theories into public relations. Reconfiguring Public Relations reenergises thinking about diversity through equity and in terms of business enterprise and environmental sustainability. It makes the case for more equitable diversity strategies in an era of increasing globalisation and establishes their relevance to organisational identity and core values. The book clarifies the present by taking a look back at the past and projecting forward to possible futures, including scenarios.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The case for Reconfiguration 1. Before and After Public Relations Excellence: Re-Framing Theory and Global Developments 2. Changing the Settings: Requisite Varieties 3. Connecting the Posts 4. Planet as Stakeholder 5: Resituating Identities 6. Theoretical Black Holes 7. Decolonizing Public Relations 8: Science and Edge-Happening Events 9. Promotional Culture 10. Constructing Freedom: 9/11’s New World Order 11. Revaluing Intangibles: Postindustrial Possibilities 12. Projecting Futures

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS007000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General
BUS043030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Marketing
BUS052000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Public Relations