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Multimodal Exchanges and Power Relations in a Public Relations Department: Helen Sissons

ByRelations Department HELEN SISSONS

In this chapter, I analyze two interactions involving public relations offi cers at a large city council in New Zealand. The interactions are taken from a series of meetings, which I videotaped, discussing the construction of an important public facility to be undertaken by the council and how it should be communicated to the media.