Ethics in Public Relations: Responsible Advocacy is the first book to identify universal principles of responsible advocacy in public relations. In this engaging book, editors Kathy Fitzpatrick and Carolyn Bronstein bring together prominent authorities in the field to address theoretic and practical issues that illustrate the broad scope and complexity of responsible advocacy in 21st-century public relations.

The Ethics of Communicating with and about Difference in a Changing Society

The Ethics of Communicating with and about Difference in a Changing Society

The ethics of communicating with and about difference in a changing society
Larissa A.Grunig and Elizabeth L.Toth

Human knowledge always is connected to and driven by a set of interests of an emancipatory nature, according to the philosopher Jürgen Habermas (as cited in Jones and Jonasdottir).1 This chapter is concerned with the empowerment of women and people of color in public relations. It is also concerned with the empowerment of diverse publics vis-à-vis the seemingly powerful organizations with which they are interdependent. As a result, the chapter uses feminism—often considered a philosophy of liberation—as its theoretical framework.2

In fact, no applied philosophical discourse—feminist or otherwise—would be adequate without concern for any oppression that has been a ...

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