Diversity and inclusion in Australian public relations: towards a multiple perspectives approach

Sison, M 2016, 'Diversity and inclusion in Australian public relations: towards a multiple perspectives approach', Media International Australia, vol. 160, no. 1, pp. 32-42.


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Title Diversity and inclusion in Australian public relations: towards a multiple perspectives approach
Author(s) Sison, M
Year 2016
Journal name Media International Australia
Volume number 160
Issue number 1
Start page 32
End page 42
Total pages 11
Publisher Sage
Abstract This article examines issues of diversity and inclusion in Australian public relations from the perspective of a female migrant academic. Using an autoethnographic approach, I draw from a postcolonial feminist perspective and recount my experience of public relations in Australia. This article incorporates self with the social, particularly expressing a voice often unheard of in the public relations discipline. In expressing my 'voice', I use memory texts that have triggered dialogues within myself and with others in my environment. I argue that Australian public relations education is a product of the country's struggles with its identity. To move forward, the public relations discipline requires more culturally aware faculty and practitioners who can develop and champion a curriculum that embraces multiple and inter-cultural perspectives.
Subject Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Communication Studies
Keyword(s) Australia
autoethnography
diversity
inclusion
multiple perspectives
postcolonial public relations
DOI - identifier 10.1177/1329878X16651140
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2016
ISSN 1329-878X
Additional Notes Sison, M 2016, 'Diversity and inclusion in Australian public relations: towards a multiple perspectives approach', Media International Australia, vol. 160, no. 1, pp. 32-42.
Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878X16651140
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