• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Ebru AKÇAY (Sorumlu Yazar)

  • Dates: 15 January 2021

“Socio-cultural turn” in public relations refers to a theoretical and methodological shift from the managerial approach to public relations. The perspective of socio-cultural turn puts forward that public relations is a societal practice and suggests public relations to be conceptualized as “a locus of transactions” in which meanings are produced. Based on this approach, the study aims to analyze the transformation that public relations has undergone through publics’ participation in public relations campaigns. In this context, #KıyafetimeKarışma campaign, which was conducted by We Will Stop Feminicide Platform with the participation of publics in 2017, is chosen as a case exemplifying
the transformation of public relations and case study is used for the analysis. Linda Hon’s model titled “Model of Public Relations and Digital Social Advocacy” is utilized to analyze the case. The study puts forth that the concept of public in public relations literature has transformed; and publics can be described as “cocreators of meaning” of public relations campaigns. Within this scope, the study asserts that public relations campaigns conducted with publics’ participation have the potential of generating “locus of transactions” through which discourses on male violence are produced, women’s solidarity is built, and sustainable platforms are founded.

public relations, socio-cultural turn, cocreation of meaning, violence against women, #KıyafetimeKarışma

Ebru AKÇAY (Sorumlu Yazar)

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