PCP Publications

For a full list of publications click here for each member's publications and creative outputs for the last five years.

Books

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Framing Celebrity: New Directions in Celebrity Culture
by Su Holmes and Sean Redmond (eds.) (2006)
London: Routledge, 384 pp., ISBN: 0415377099,$125.00 (hbk); ISBN: 0415377102, $33.95 (pbk)
Reviewed by P. David Marshall

Celebrity culture has a pervasive presence in our everyday lives - perhaps more so than ever before. It shapes not simply the production and consumption of media content but also the social values through which we experience the world. This collection analyses this phenomenon, bringing together essays which explore celebrity across a range of media, cultural and political contexts.

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Celebrity And Power: Fame and Contemporary Culture
by P. David Marshall

The celebrity is an ambiguous figure in contemporary culture. Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, stars represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. They are a peculiar form of public subjectivity that negotiates the tension between a democratic culture of access and a consumer capitalist culture of excess. Celebrity and Power examines this dynamic, questioning the cultural forces behind our need to become endlessly embroiled with the construction and collapse of celebrities.

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The Celebrity Culture Reader
by P. David Marshall

From the new celebrity culture that has emerged from reality television and the Internet, to the paparazzi-filled endgame of Princess Diana and the bizarre trials and tribulations of Michael Jackson, The Celebrity Culture Reader documents the significant role that celebrities occupy in contemporary culture.
Combining classic essays and contemporary writings, The Celebrity Culture Reader investigates the cultural implications of this complex contemporary phenomenon.

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Communication, New Media and Everyday Life
by Tony Chalkley, Adam Brown, Toija Cinque, Brad Warren, Mitchell Hobbs, Mark Finn

ISBN: 9780195572322
Published: 18/10/2011 Oxford University Press
Paperback, AU$84.95, NZ$113.99
Communication, New Media and Everyday Life uses stories to explain the journey from 'new media in communication' to 'new media is communication.' In so doing it provides a thorough grounding in communication and new media theory and practice for undergraduate students. The premise that, for generation Y and Z, new media can no longer be easily distinguished from communication underpins the text: for them, new media is communication. It therefore encourages the reader to understand how they use 'new' media to do 'old' things.

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Living Death in Higher Education
Zombies in the Academy

Edited by Andrew Whelan, Ruth Walker, and Christopher Moore

Zombies in the Academy taps into the current popular fascination with zombies and brings together scholars from a range of fields, including cultural and communication studies, sociology, film studies, and education, to give a critical account of the political, cultural, and pedagogical state of the university through the metaphor of zombiedom.

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Public Relations Campaigns
by Mark Sheehan (Author), Robina Xavier (Author)


This book is designed to guide current and aspiring Public Relations professionals through the campaign development and implementation process. It illustrates the application of planning theory to real life scenarios to present a practical approach for planning a successful campaign. The first half of the book provides the foundations on which successful campaigns are built: theory, research and evaluation. This leads into an exploration of a series of contemporary campaigns that highlight specialist areas of public relations practice in Australia and New Zealand.

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Public Relations, Activism, and Social Change: Speaking Up (Routledge Research in Public Relations)
by Kristin Demetrious

Why are some voices louder in public debates than others? And why can't all voices be equally heard? This book draws significant new meaning to the inter-relationships of public relations and social change through a number of activist case studies, and rebuilds knowledge around alternative communicative practices that are ethical, sustainable, and effective. Demetrious offers a powerful critical description of the dominant model of public relations used in the twentieth century, showing that 'PR' was arrogant, unethical and politically offensive in ways that have severely weakened democratic process and its public standing and professional credibility. The book argues that change within the field of public relations is imminent and urgent-for us all. As the effects of climate change intensify, and are magnified by high carbon dioxide emitting industries, vigorous public debate is vital in the exploration of new ideas and action and if alternative futures are to be imagined.

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Gender and Public Relations
Critical Perspectives on Voice, Image and Identity

Edited by Christine Daymon, Kristin Demetrious

Although there is a small body of feminist scholarship that problematizes gender in public relations, gender is a relatively undefined area of thinking in the field and there have been few serious studies of the socially constructed roles defining women and men in public relations.
This book is positioned within the critical public relations stream. Through the prism of 'gender and public relations', it examines not only the manipulatory, but also the emancipatory, subversive and transformatory potential of public relations for the construction of meaning. Its focus is on the dynamic interrelationships arising from public relations activities in society and the gendered, lived experiences of people working in the occupation of public relations. There are many previously unexplored areas within and through public relations which the book examines.

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