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Title: Playing the game : a study of public relations, politics and the construction of Islam in the UK public sphere
Author: Forbes, Claire
ISNI:       0000 0004 5361 6722
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2015
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This doctoral thesis explores the relationship between politics, Islam and the news media in the UK. Using the theory of mediatisation as a framework for understanding media power, it argues that the relationship between politics and the media cannot be fully appreciated without a consideration of the role of public relations practice within it. Drawing on Bourdieusian field theory, it utilises textual analysis and 31 semi-structured interviews with public relations practitioners, representatives of Muslim organisations and others with professional experience of Islam and the media to establish whether public relations can be understood as a distinct field, how it mediates between the political and journalistic fields and what the implications of this might be for Muslim organisations seeking to shape news media content.
Supervisor: Lynch, Gordon Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: H Social Sciences ; P Language and Literature