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Title Community building and early public relations : pioneer women's role on and after the Oregon trail / Donnalyn Pompper.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 183 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Routledge new directions in PR & communication research.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Donnalyn Pompper (Ph.D., Media & Communication, Temple University) teaches courses in and researches public relations, corporate social responsibility, and social identity. Overall, her research provides routes for enabling people, globally, to achieve their maximum potential at work, to embrace their intersecting social identity dimensions (e.g., age, ethnicity, gender), and to critically examine these issues across mass media representations. Pompper is an internationally recognized and award-winning scholar. She holds the Accredited Public Relations credential from Public Relations Society of America. Prior to joining the academy, she worked as a public relations manager and journalist, bringing 25 years of practical experience to the classroom and her research. She worked in public affairs management at Campbell's Soup Company, marketing public relations management at Tasty Baking Company, where she created the public relations department, and as an account manager at Lewis, Gilman & Kynett (Philadelphia's then-largest public relations/advertising firm).She also worked as a daily newspaper freelance reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Courier-Post, as well as news editor at a weekly New Jersey newspaper chain.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 13, 2021).
Subject Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
West (U.S.) -- History.
United States.
West United States.
Genre History.
Contents Part I. Overview -- (Re)discovering the past for understanding public relations history today -- Re-examining the American west's lure and women's role representations -- Part II. Gendering and expanding roles as early public relations work -- Interrogating pioneer women's role as caretaker/advocate -- Exploring public relations from the care perspective: pioneer women's role as community builder of meeting houses and schools -- Civilizing function: pioneer women and religion -- Part III. Ideologies, women's work, and the 'female frontier' -- Understanding pioneer women's agency and leadership -- Expanding women's role: emotional connection for social cohesion theme and complicity -- Concluding thoughts and direction for discovering more women's voices for public relations history.
Summary "From the start, women were central to a century of westward migration in the U.S. Community Building and Early Public Relations: Pioneer Women's Role on and after the Oregon Trail offers a path forward in broadening PR's Caucasian/White male-gendered history in the U.S. Undergirded by humanist, communitarian, critical race theory, social constructionist perspectives, and a feminist communicology lens, this book analyzes U.S. pioneer women's lived experiences, drawing parallels with PR's most basic functions--relationship building, networking, community building, boundary spanning, and advocacy. Using narrative analysis of diaries and reminiscences of women who travelled 2,000+ miles on the Oregon Trail in the mid-to-late 1800s, Pompper uncovers how these women filled roles of Caretaker/Advocate, Community Builder of Meeting Houses and Schools, served a Civilizing Function, offered Agency and Leadership, and provided Emotional Connection for Social Cohesion. Revealed also is an inevitable paradox as Caucasian/White pioneer women's interactional qualities made them complicit as colonizers forever altering indigenous peoples' way of life. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate PR students, PR practitioners, and researchers of PR history and social identity intersectionalities. It encourages us to expand the definition of PR to include community building and to revise linear timeline and evolutionary models to accommodate voices of women and people of color prior to the 20th century"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Pompper, Donnalyn, 1960- Community building and early public relations Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021. 9780367224011