White Mischief: Public Relations at the End of Empire



Website: https://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/erika-rappaport/

Contact Email: rappaport@ucsb.edu

Office Location: HSSB 4211

Contact phone: 805-403-3850

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Project Description

White Mischief : Public Relations at the End of Empire is a book project that explores how the relatively new field of public relations managed the process and memory of decolonization between the late 1940s and 1970s.  During these years international public relations campaigns shaped capital investments, promoted capitalist values, and maintained notions of racial difference and colonial power relationships decades after political imperial ties were severed.  The project reveals the global power of PR and also demonstrates how global forces shaped the history of public relations.  It offers as well a genealogy of the political power of business in the postwar world.

Undergraduate Contribution

The undergraduate needs to be familiar with Google Sheets/Forms and to help me build a database of PR professionals, between the 1940s and 1970s

Requirements and/or Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and description of computer skills, research skills and unofficial transcript to rappaport@history.ucsb.edu by Dec. 15 2020