New Chapter: Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations

I’m happy to s51aGYgBRcPL._SL500_ay that my chapter, ‘Algorithmic PR: Materiality, Technology and Power in a Post-Hegemonic World’ has been published in the newly launched Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations.

The book was officially released last month at the recent Public Relations: Critical Perspectives, Edgework and Creative Futures conference held at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

It’s a mammoth text – standing at 446 pages – but having browsed a copy there is not much that isn’t innovative, instructive or inspiring about the content. Here’s the official blurb:

Critical theory has a long history, but a relatively recent intersection with public relations. This ground-breaking collection engages with commonalities and differences in the traditions, whilst encouraging plural perspectives in the contemporary public relations field.

Compiled by a high-profile and widely respected team of academics and bringing together other key scholars from this field and beyond, this unique international collection marks a major stage in the evolution of critical public relations. It will increasingly influence how critical theory informs public relations and communication.

The collection takes stock of the emergence of critical public relations alongside diverse theoretical traditions, critiques and actions, methodologies and future implications. This makes it an essential reference for public relations researchers, educators and students around a world that is becoming more critical in the face of growing inequality and environmental challenges. The volume is also of interest to scholars in advertising, branding, communication, consumer studies, cultural studies, marketing, media studies, political communication and sociology.

More info from Routledge here.