Chapter 5 -- The coercion of consent The manipulative potential of FBI public relations during the J. Edgar Hoover era
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Cecil, Matthew. 2014. Chapter 5 -- The coercion of consent The manipulative potential of FBI public relations during the J. Edgar Hoover era, In: Pathways to Public Relations Histories of Practice and Profession Edited by Burton St. John III, Margot Opdycke Lamme, Jacquie L'Etang Routledge – 2014 – 354 pages
Over the centuries, scholars have studied how individuals, institutions and groups have used various rhetorical stances to persuade others to pay attention to, believe in, and adopt a course of action. The emergence of public relations as an identifiable and discrete occupation in the early 20th century led scholars to describe this new iteration of persuasion as a unique, more systematized, and technical form of wielding influence, resulting in an overemphasis on practice, frequently couched within an American historical context.
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