Public Relations and Social Theory

Author: Øyvind Ihlen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351984454
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Public Relations and Social Theory: Key Figures, Concepts and Developments broadens the theoretical scope of public relations studies by applying the work of a group of prominent social theorists to make sense of the practice. The volume focuses on the work of key social theorists, including Max Weber, Karl Marx, John Dewey, Jürgen Habermas, Niklas Luhmann, Michel Foucault, Ulrich Beck, Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, Robert Putnam, Erving Goffman, Peter L. Berger, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Bruno Latour, Dorothy Smith, Zygmunt Bauman, Harrison White, John W. Meyer, Luc Boltanski and Chantal Mouffe. Each chapter is devoted to an individual theorist, providing an overview of that theorist’s key concepts and contributions, and exploring how these can be applied to public relations as a practice. Each chapter also includes a box giving a short and concise presentation of the theorist, along with recommendation of key works and secondary literature.

An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research

Author: Don W. Stacks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351358707
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This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of current theory and research written by the top theorists and researchers in each area. It has been updated to address the growing influence of technology, changing relationships, and several growing integrated approaches to communication and includes seven new chapters on: ■ Digital Media ■ Media Effects ■ Privacy ■ Dark Side ■ Applied Communication ■ Relational Communication ■ Instructional Communication ■ Communication and the Law The book continues to be essential reading for students and faculty who want a thorough overview of contemporary communication theory and research.

Applied Organizational Communication

Author: Thomas E. Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351019562
Format: PDF, ePub
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Applied Organizational Communication provides a current, in-depth analysis of the theories and practices critical to understanding organizational communication concepts in a global environment. Building on the successful foundation of the previous editions, this fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current organizational communication theory and research, and includes new information on the use of technology, incorporated throughout. Additional features of this text include: Extensive real-life examples that establish links between organizational communication and perceptions, theory, networks, and symbolic behaviour. Theory-based consulting approaches that enhance abilities to link issues with actions. Grounding in transactional communication and advanced systems approaches. Macro and micro analyses of key topics and issues. As an accessible and practical examination of organizational communication, this text is intended for use in organizational communication, leadership, organizational development, and organizational intervention courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.

Family Communication

Author: Chris Segrin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351132571
Format: PDF, ePub
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Family Communication carefully examines state-of-the-art research and theories of family communication and family relationships. In addition to presenting contemporary cutting-edge research, it also includes extensive presentation and application of classic theories and findings in family science that have informed current day understandings of essential family processes. This text represents a current and comprehensive presentation of information generated by principled research conducted throughout the world for both students and teachers of family communication, as well as for professionals who work with families and seek an evidence-based understanding of functional and dysfunctional family processes. New to the third edition is an expanded coverage of understudied family relationships and diverse family forms. Each chapter is carefully updated to include important new research findings generated over the past seven years (e.g., communication in families coping with military deployment, adoption, and same sex or transgender parents). The text is also accompanied by a companion website that provides additional resources for students: extended case studies relevant to various topics and chapters in the book a media guide with links to videos and other media relevant to certain topics covered in the book an additional chapter for understanding different family communication research methods) For instructors, the companion website offers: an extensive bank of discussion and test questions

Public Relations Theory II

Author: Carl H. Botan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135216886
Format: PDF, ePub
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The public relations landscape has changed dramatically from what it was in 1989, when the original Public Relations Theory volume was published. Reflecting the substantial shifts in the intervening years, Public Relations Theory II, while related to the first volume, is more a new work than a revision. Editors Carl H. Botan and Vincent Hazleton have brought together key theorists and scholars in public relations to articulate the current state of public relations theory, chronicling the ongoing evolution of public relations as a field of study. The contributors to this volume represent the key figures in the discipline, and their chapters articulate the significant advances in public relations theory and research. Working from the position that public relations is a theoretically grounded and research based discipline with the potential to bring numerous areas of applied communication together, Botan and Hazleton have developed this volume to open up the public relations field to a broad variety of theories. Organized into two major sections--Foundations, and Tools for Tomorrow--the volume presents four types of chapters: discussions addressing how public relations should be understood and practiced; examinations of theories from other areas applied to public relations; explorations of theories about a specific area of public relations practice; and considerations of public relations theories and research that have not been given sufficient attention in the past or that hold particular promise for the future of public relations. It serves as a thorough overview of the current state of theory in public relations scholarship. Like its predecessor, Public Relations Theory II will be influential in the future development of public relations theory. Taken as a whole, the chapters in this book will help readers develop their own sense of direction for public relations theory. Public Relations Theory II is an essential addition to the library of every public relations scholar, and is appropriate for use in advanced public relations theory coursework as well as for study and reference.

Culture and Public Relations

Author: Krishnamurthy Sriramesh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136514449
Format: PDF
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Culture and Public Relations explores the impact of culture – societal and organizational – through the global lens of public relations. Structuring the volume around three themes -- culture as an environment for public relations; the culture of PR globally; and the impact of PR on culture -- the editors bring together compelling discussions on such questions as how spirituality, religion, and culture have affected public relations, and how public relations culture has been affected by the "corporate cultures" of business enterprises. Additionally, the volume provides studies on the effect of culture on public relations practice in specific countries. With contributors from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, this collection offers international perspectives on a topic that is growing increasingly important in public relations study and practice. It is required reading for scholars, researchers, and students in public relations and also has much to offer the business discipline, for those seeking to integrate culture and communication to their practices.

Oralit t und Literalit t

Author: Walter J. Ong
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658109726
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Walter J. Ongs Standardwerk erweist sich vor dem Hintergrund des heutigen Wandels von Medien, Kultur und Gesellschaft als relevanter denn je: Es bietet in anschaulicher Weise Einblicke in den Charakter mündlicher und schriftlicher Gesellschaften und führt damit vor Augen, welche zentrale Bedeutung der Transformation von Kommunikation für die gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Entwicklung zukommt. Ong zeichnet nach, wie tiefgreifend unsere gesamte Kultur durch den Übergang von der mündlichen zur schriftlichen und dann zur elektronischen Kommunikation, durch die Entwicklung des Schreibens und Druckens umgestaltet worden ist. Dieses Buch zeigt eindrucksvoll die unterschiedliche Bedeutung mündlicher und schriftlicher Kommunikationsweisen und hilft, die ‚zweite Oralität’ einer digitalen Medienumgebung zu verstehen. Es beantwortet Fragen wie: welchen Stellenwert hat gesprochene Sprache in einer schriftbasierten Gesellschaft? Wie haben sich Kulturen durch immer leistungsfähigere Aufzeichnungstechniken verändert? Und in welchem Spannungsverhältnis befinden sich Oralität und Literalität im elektronischen Zeitalter?

Theorie der Public Relations

Author: Manfred Rühl
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322889637
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Public Relations hat als Kommunikationsform in modernen Gesellschaften eine kaum zu überschätzende Bedeutung. Um so erstaunlicher ist, daß es bisher an fundierten Analysen und vor allem an einer theoretischen Grundlegung der PR mangelt. Die Autoren untersuchen zunächst die interdisziplinär-methodische Herkunft der Terminologie. Sie überprüfen die relevanten Forschungsergebnisse im Rahmen der verschiedenen Kommunikations-, Handlungs-, Organisations- und Entscheidungstheorien. Zusammenfassend wird sodann PR als theoretische Einheit konzipiert, wobei die Akzente auf der gesamtgesellschaftlichen Funktion, den Leistungen in Teilsystemen und den organisatorischen Aufgaben der PR liegen.

Normative Aspekte der Public Relations

Author: Wolfgang Armbrecht
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322970434
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Immer häufiger stellt sich die Frage nach der Zukunft und der Bedeutung von Public Relations, dabei werden die Antworten im Rückgriff auf wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und auf die praktizierten Normen sittlichen Verhaltens gesucht. Es verwundert folglich nicht, daß für PR Primate des "Sollens" gefordert werden, um Defizite in der Praxis zu überwinden. PR-Ethik soll PR zu mehr Professionalismus verhelfen, ihr eine neue Perspektive öffnen und mehr Glaubwürdigkeit nach innen wie nach außen gewährleisten.Die Herbert-Quandt-Stiftung hat diese Entwicklung zum Anlaß genommen, Wissenschaftler aus PR-bezogenen Disziplinen zur Diskussion von Ethik-Fragen einzuladen. Schwerpunktthemen waren philosophische und ethische Aspekte von PR, Organisation und Management, kommunikationswissenschaftliche Ansätze und denkbare Folgen des Nachdenkens über PR-Ethik für Praxis und PR-Forschung.

Nonprofit Organisationen

Author: Helmut K. Anheier
Publisher: Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften
ISBN: 9783531162843
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Soziale Investitionen bezeichnen unterschiedliche Formen privater Beiträge zum Gemeinwohl. Was jedoch als Beitrag zum Gemeinwohl verstanden werden kann, unterliegt dem Diskurs in Zivilgesellschaft und politischer Öffentlichkeit. Aus der Perspektive wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Disziplinen prüfen die Forscher des Heidelberger Centrums für Soziale Investitionen und Innovationen den Erklärungsgehalt dieses neuen forschungsleitenden Konzepts Sozialer Investition. Das Konzept beansprucht die prinzipielle Vergleichbarkeit unterschiedlicher Beiträge zum Gemeinwohl, wie die Arbeit von Stiftungen, Spenden, freiwilliges bürgerschaftliches Engagement und Sozialunternehmertum. Es zielt darauf, Phänomene an den Grenzen der Sektoren (Staat, Markt und Dritter Sektor) besonders gut zu erfassen und fördert die interdisziplinäre Erforschung und Messung von sozialer Wirkung.