Renewing the Commitments of Feminist Public Relations Theory From Velvet Ghetto to Social Justice

  title={Renewing the Commitments of Feminist Public Relations Theory From Velvet Ghetto to Social Justice},
  author={Kim Golombisky},
  journal={Journal of Public Relations Research},
  pages={389 - 415}
  • Kim Golombisky
  • Published 20 October 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Public Relations Research
Feminist scholarship in public relations thrives. This work, however, tends to focus on practitioners, relies mostly on liberal and radical feminisms, adopts sociological and sometimes psychological models of gender, and remains too White and too first world. To update this impressive body of work, I recommend several theoretical adjustments: First, reclaim Lana Rakow's communication model of gender as performative to accommodate embodiment and multiple fluid identifications across context and… 
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