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Editor’s essay: Identity and/in/of public relations

Editor’s essay: Identity and/in/of public relations JOURNAL OF PUBLIC RELATIONS RESEARCH 2018, VOL. 30, NO. 4, 129–133 https://doi.org/10.1080/1062726X.2018.1534339 EDITORIAL In this themed issue, the Journal looks at the intersection of public relations and identity, which has been part of my academic research agenda for decades, inasmuch as the concept of identity has been an area of personal interest for me since childhood. Even before I knew any words to attach to the concept of identity, my lived experiences etched the importance of identity into my mind and thus into my intellectual journey. As one example, in my kindergarten class at Morningside Elementary in Salt Lake City, Utah, students returned from Thanksgiving break to report on what they had eaten the past Thursday with their families. Feeling very embarrassed and out of place, I shared that my (immigrant) family had eaten noodles; all my classmates, one after another, recounted turkey-centered meals accompanied by various side dishes (none of which were noodles). As a college junior studying in France, I was publicly accosted by a White Frenchman who screamed at me (in French) that France was not a Japanese colony and that I should “go home,” never mind that my heritage is Chinese (not Japanese) and that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Public Relations Research Taylor & Francis

Editor’s essay: Identity and/in/of public relations

Journal of Public Relations Research , Volume 30 (4): 5 – Jul 4, 2018

Editor’s essay: Identity and/in/of public relations

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JOURNAL OF PUBLIC RELATIONS RESEARCH 2018, VOL. 30, NO. 4, 129–133 https://doi.org/10.1080/1062726X.2018.1534339 EDITORIAL In this themed issue, the Journal looks at the intersection of public relations and identity, which has been part of my academic research agenda for decades, inasmuch as the concept of identity has been an area of personal interest for me since childhood. Even before I knew any words to attach to the concept of identity, my lived experiences etched the importance of...
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Taylor & Francis
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© 2018 Taylor & Francis
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1532-754X
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1062-726X
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10.1080/1062726X.2018.1534339
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Abstract

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC RELATIONS RESEARCH 2018, VOL. 30, NO. 4, 129–133 https://doi.org/10.1080/1062726X.2018.1534339 EDITORIAL In this themed issue, the Journal looks at the intersection of public relations and identity, which has been part of my academic research agenda for decades, inasmuch as the concept of identity has been an area of personal interest for me since childhood. Even before I knew any words to attach to the concept of identity, my lived experiences etched the importance of identity into my mind and thus into my intellectual journey. As one example, in my kindergarten class at Morningside Elementary in Salt Lake City, Utah, students returned from Thanksgiving break to report on what they had eaten the past Thursday with their families. Feeling very embarrassed and out of place, I shared that my (immigrant) family had eaten noodles; all my classmates, one after another, recounted turkey-centered meals accompanied by various side dishes (none of which were noodles). As a college junior studying in France, I was publicly accosted by a White Frenchman who screamed at me (in French) that France was not a Japanese colony and that I should “go home,” never mind that my heritage is Chinese (not Japanese) and that

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Journal of Public Relations ResearchTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 4, 2018

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