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dc.contributor.authorVerwey, Sonja
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T11:37:11Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T11:37:11Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationVerwey, S. (2015). Paradigms, perspectives and practice of public relations and communication: implication for 'disciplined imagination' in South African scholarship. Communitas, 20, 1-25.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0556 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0525 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3765
dc.description.abstractIncreasing technological complexity and globalisation have resulted in fundamental societal and business changes that require scholars and practitioners to challenge their own assumptions, and come to grips with the implications of paradigm shifts in various fields. The tensions that arise as a result of these changes dictate a need for the communication professional to transcend the boundaries of their own values and thought frameworks in order to create direction, alignment, and commitment across boundaries in service of a higher vision or goal. This article explores the nature of these paradigm shifts, and considers what implications tensions in the field hold for public relations and communication scholarship in general, but also specifically for the South African field of scholarship and practice. South African scholars are urged to rediscover the “disciplined imagination” proposed by Weick (1989) if they are to transcend disciplinary boundaries and move towards a more meaningful contribution in the cooperative search for solutions to complex problems.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectBoundary spanningen_ZA
dc.subjectParadigm shiftsen_ZA
dc.subjectMulti-paradigmsen_ZA
dc.subjectParadigmatic debatesen_ZA
dc.subjectFunctionalismen_ZA
dc.subjectResearchen_ZA
dc.subjectPracticeen_ZA
dc.subjectSA Public Relations and Communication scholarshipen_ZA
dc.titleParadigms, perspectives and practice of public relations and communication: implication for 'disciplined imagination' in South African scholarshipen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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