Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Public Relations: Concepts, Practice and Critique

by Jacquie L''Etang SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2007
ISBN:
9781412930482
Format:
Pbk 304 pages
Price:
AU$92.00 NZ$94.78
Product Status: In Stock Now
add to your cart
Instructors
& Academics:

Other Available Formats:

This book introduces students to key concepts in public relations, using a wide range of interdisciplinary sources, as well as teaching students how to think critically about public relations. It is designed to help readers understand the paradigms which have shaped the discipline and the practice.

The 12 chapters provide careful clear explanations of concepts and discuss competing definitions. Each chapter reviews a number of related themes from a variety of perspectives.

The book helps students engage with big philosophical questions about the occupation and its concepts and to think about their own relationship with the occupation. It achieves this through student exercises at the beginning and end of chapters, 'critical reflections' questions and exercises, 'questions for discussion' and vignettes. Students are helped to widen their intellectual perspective on the subject of public relations through 'discipline boxes' which explain source domains, their origins and approaches and connections to public relations.

This book works well on under- as well as postgraduate conversion courses.

'...L’Etang reinvents the textbook genre in form and content while simultaneously investing it with élan and serious fun in a reflective and theoretically informed fashion. Extending beyond the usual bounds of insularity, this text is designed to encourage critical thought in students and improve practice in workplaces. A refreshing read that is consistently inventive enough to attain both aims' - Dr David McKie, Professor of Management Communication, Waikato Management School

Jacquie L’Etang’s Public Relations: Theories, Practices and Critiques at long last fills a void in the landscape of text books on public relations theory and practice. This book is of immense value for students embarking on a public relations programme of study at the undergraduate or postgraduate level... The book’s core strength is that it develops critical thinking skills while exposing interdisciplinary approaches and providing a very solid foundation for lively debate and further study' - Julia Jahansoozi, Lancashire Business School, University of Central Lancashire.

CONTENTS: Introduction / Public Relations / Reputation, Image and Impression Management / Risk, Issues and Ethics / Public Affairs and the Public Sphere / Media Perspectives / Health Communication and Social Marketing / Public Relations and Management / Organizational Communication / Public Relations in 'Promotional Culture' and 'in Everyday Life' / Public Relations in a Globalized World / Key Thinkers and Thought in Public Relations

At long last fills a void in the landscape of text books on public relations theory and practice. This book is of immense value for students embarking on a public relations programme of study at the undergraduate or postgraduate level... The book’s core strength is that it develops critical thinking skills while exposing interdisciplinary approaches and providing a very solid foundation for lively debate and further study.
Jacquie L'Etang is Director of the MSc in Public Relations at the University of Stirling (full-time degree). She was co-editor and co-author of Critical perspectives in public relations and Public relations: critical debates and contemporary practice and author of Public relations in Britain: a history of professional practice. She is currently writing a book for SAGE about PR and sport entitled Sports PR: Concepts and Issues.