Woman's Place In The Field Of Public Relations In Turkey: Perspectives Of Academics, Practitioners, And Representatives Of Professional Organizations On It
Source of Publication
Istanbul Universitesi Iletisim Fakultesi Dergisi
The place of women in the field of public relations is quite a controversial issue studied mainly in the world, but little has been researched on it in Turkey. The development of public relations in Turkey has occurred with the joint efforts of male and female public relations practitioners. However, it is possible to state that nowadays women are more involved in the public relations work. The purpose of this study is to get the perspectives of academics working in public and private universities, practitioners working in agencies and companies, and representatives of two professional organizations that are active in Istanbul on women and public relations in Turkey. In this study, the aim is to discuss the issue in a broader range by involving different perspectives with detailed data from each of these three groups. In this respect, interviews were conducted with 11 people who are working in the field of public relations for 20 years or more in Istanbul. Although participants indicated that the number of women working in the field was generally higher, they stated that the public relations was not a profession that is specific to women by staying away from a gendered discourse. The development of public relations in Turkey has been reported as atypical compared to other countries in the sense that Turkish women public relations practitioners have top level positions as well.
Woman, Public Relations, Woman in Public Relations
Oksuz, Burcu and Gorpe, Serra, "Woman's Place In The Field Of Public Relations In Turkey: Perspectives Of Academics, Practitioners, And Representatives Of Professional Organizations On It" (2016). All Works. 5084.
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