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,. (Full text available)

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))
Uncontrolled keywords: Mediatisation public relations Islam representation Bourdieu field theory PR
Subjects: H Social Sciences
P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
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Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 13:00 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 08:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50172 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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