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In ordinary places: The intersections between public relations and neoliberalism: Special Issue

Demetrious, K. and Surma, A. (2019) In ordinary places: The intersections between public relations and neoliberalism: Special Issue. Public Relations Inquiry, 8 (2). pp. 105-108.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1177/2046147X19851705
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Abstract

The nebulous practices and tropes of ‘neoliberalism’, the rather loose political movement that has propelled the idea of ‘market society’, as well as commodified notions of the ‘individual’ and ‘freedom’, remain deeply embedded in contemporary public debates and cultural activity, including in public relations (Surma and Demetrious, 2018). Under neoliberalism, human subjects are normatively understood as rational and competitive market actors; private and public domains are reconceived as markets; and ethical questions are recast as principally monetised or calculable concerns. This is no more evident than in current debates about energy and climate and about refugees (Demetrious, 2019; Surma, 2018)...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Creative Media, Arts and Design
Publisher: SAGE
Copyright: © 2019 by SAGE Publications
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/46940
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