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Playing the game: a study of public relations, politics and the construction of Islam in the UK public sphere.

Forbes, Claire (2015) Playing the game: a study of public relations, politics and the construction of Islam in the UK public sphere. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:50172)

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Abstract

This doctoral thesis explores the relationship between politics, Islam and the news media in the UK. Using the theory of mediatisation as a framework for understanding media power, it argues that the relationship between politics and the media cannot be fully appreciated without a consideration of the role of public relations practice within it. Drawing on Bourdieusian field theory, it utilises textual analysis and 31 semi-structured interviews with public relations practitioners, representatives of Muslim organisations and others with professional experience of Islam and the media to establish whether public relations can be understood as a distinct field, how it mediates between the political and journalistic fields and what the implications of this might be for Muslim organisations seeking to shape news media content.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Lynch, Gordon
Uncontrolled keywords: Mediatisation public relations Islam representation Bourdieu field theory PR
Subjects: H Social Sciences
P Language and Literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 13:00 UTC
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 13:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50172 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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