Feminist phase analysis in public relations: Where have we been? Where do we need to be?

Title: Feminist phase analysis in public relations: Where have we been? Where do we need to be?

Year: 2006

Journal / Publication: Journal of Public Relations Research

Volume: 18

Issue: 2

Pages: 115 – 140

Authors: Grunig, Larissa A.

Abstract:

Feminist phase theory provides a classification system for analyzing any evolution in our thinking about women across the disciplines. The 2-fold purpose of this article is, first, to suggest further avenues through which to apply Tetreault’s (1985) groundbreaking work and, second, to propose a sixth stage relevant to public relations research. Feminist phase theory defines 5 phases of such research: male scholarship, compensatory, bifocal, feminist, and multifocal. Now, 6 years into the new millennium, I propose adding a sixth, integrative phase. That stage, I argue, will conceptualize women and men in public relations not only as communication professionals, but as human beings often struggling to integrate their work, family, and community lives.

Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s1532754xjprr1802_3

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