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Data bombing and dead cats – how PR uses practices of secrecy to influence media and society

By Anne M. Cronin, Professor of Cultural Sociology, Lancaster University
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More than 100 years ago, sociologist Georg Simmel wrote that secrecy is a core part of all human relationships. The ratio of secrecy to openness in a society, he argued, can tell us much about that society. I explore this in my new book, examining how public relations secrecy techniques interact (and clash) with the transparency and openness of media.

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