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Núria Almiron & Laura Fernández in Public Relations Inquiry

Núria Almiron & Laura Fernández in Public Relations Inquiry

"Including the animal standpoint in critical public relations"

15.05.2021

 

Núria Almiron and Laura Fernández, members of the UPF-CAE board, have published the article "Including the animal standpoint in critical public relations research" in the journal Public Relations Inquiry.

Abstract: 

In this paper we argue that adopting critical animal studies perspectives in critical public relations can not only be very fruitful, but that it is also a necessity if the aims of the latter are to be achieved. To this end, this text introduces the challenges and opportunities that the field of critical animal studies brings to critical public relations studies. First, a short explanation of what critical animal studies is and why it can contribute to critical public relations studies is provided. Then the main fields of research where this contribution can be most relevant are discussed, including ethics, discourse studies and political economy. The final aim of this theoretical paper is to expand research within the field of critical public relations by including a critical animal studies approach. Eventually, the authors suggest that embracing the animal standpoint in critical public relations is an essential step to furthering the study of power, hegemony, ideology, propaganda or social change and to accomplishing the emancipatory role of research.

Keywords Animal ethicsanimal rightsanthropocentrismcritical animal studiescritical public relationsspeciesismpersuasion industry.

 

 

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