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Symbolic power and public relations practice: locating individual practitioners in their social context

Edwards, Lee (2009) Symbolic power and public relations practice: locating individual practitioners in their social context. Journal of Public Relations Research, 21 (3). pp. 251-272. ISSN 1062-726X

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Identification Number: 10.1080/10627260802640674

Abstract

This article applies Pierre Bourdieu's understandings of capital and symbolic power to the public relations environment, to establish a link between the practice of public relations and the social effects of the profession. A three-month case study in the corporate affairs team of a UK passenger transport operator revealed the manner in which the pursuit and maintenance of power is potentially present in all public relations activities. Bourdieu's framework connects individual practice with the social effects of public relations and gives practitioners and academics a new starting point for understanding the nature of power in public relations practice.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hprr20/current
Additional Information: © 2009 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 12:07
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 03:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85108

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