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Public relations, voice and recognition: a case study

Edwards, Lee ORCID: 0000-0001-6542-1234 (2017) Public relations, voice and recognition: a case study. Media, Culture and Society. 016344371770500. ISSN 0163-4437

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0163443717705000


Public relations’ role in democracy is most often conceptualised as a distortion of public debate through the intrusion of vested interests in the public sphere. In this article, an alternative view of public relations is proposed, grounded in the work of Silverstone, Couldry and Honneth, as a tool through which spaces of appearance may be constructed for individuals within deliberative systems. The results of a pilot study conducted with one UK charity are presented, to explore how the use of public relations by marginalised young people allowed them to express voice, receive recognition and engage with others as citizens. The article concludes with a consideration of the limitations of the study and its implications for the role of public relations in democracy.

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Additional Information: © 2017 Sage Publications
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024 01:33

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