Motion, J., & Weaver, C.K. (2005). A discourse perspective for critical public relations research: Life Sciences Network and the battle for truth. Journal of Public Relations Research. 17(1), 49-67.
Permanent Research Commons link: http://hdl.handle.net/10289/559
Critical public relations scholarship is increasingly required to justify the contribution that is made to theory and practice. Within this article, an integrated political economy and discourse analysis is deployed to examine a progenetic engineering advocacy campaign conducted by the Life Sciences Network in New Zealand. The analysis demonstrates the value of examining the sociopolitical contexts in which public relations operates and the discourses that it seeks to produce or influence and thus provides a constructive foundation for further critical research.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal of Public Relations Research published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (c) 2005 Lawrence Erlbaum Associate.
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