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Dr Clea Bourne

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PositionSenior Lecturer, Promotional Media
Email c.bourne (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7630
Twitterbourne_clea
Dr Clea Bourne

I am the convenor of the MA Promotional Media: Public Relations, Advertising & Marketing. I am also co-convenor of the Heretical Finance Reading Group, which meets first Mondays of the month at Goldsmiths’ Political Economy Research Centre.

Research Interests

My main research interest is in financial markets and how they are mediated in global and local discourses. My work to date has explored how finance is shaped by communication practices in a range of sectors including hedge funds, investment banking, life insurance and informal investment schemes. My 2017 book, ‘Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets’ (Routledge) probes the many financial communications failures since the global financial crisis.

I am also engaged in an inter-disciplinary mapping of Critical Advertising, Critical Marketing and Critical Public Relations.

Areas of supervision

I am interested in supervising doctoral work connected with strategic communication in global markets. I am also interested in supervising research exploring the effect of media convergence and digital technologies on the PR, advertising and marketing sectors.

Publications

Book

Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets
Bourne, Clea D.. 2017. Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-71921-6

Book Section

'Public Relations in the World of Finance'
Bourne, Clea D.. 2017. 'Public Relations in the World of Finance'. In: Ralph Tench and Liz Yeomans, eds. Exploring Public Relations: Global Strategic Communication - Fourth Edition. Harlow, United Kingdom: Pearson, pp. 412-425. ISBN 978-1-292-11218-3

Extending PR’s critical conversations with advertising and marketing
Bourne, Clea D.. 2015. Extending PR’s critical conversations with advertising and marketing. In: Jacquie L'Etang; David McKie; Nancy Snow and Jordi Xifra, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations. Routledge, pp. 119-129. ISBN 9780415727334

Public Relations in the World of Finance
Bourne, Clea D.. 2013. Public Relations in the World of Finance. In: Ralph Tench and Liz Yeomans, eds. Exploring Public Relations, 3rd Edition. Harlow: Pearson United Kingdom, pp. 381-394. ISBN 9780273757771

'Globalize' AND 'Power/knowledge and Public Relations’
Bourne, Clea D.. 2013. 'Globalize' AND 'Power/knowledge and Public Relations’. In: Robert L. Heath, ed. The Encyclopaedia of Public Relations (Second Edition). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. ISBN 9781452240794

Producing trust in country financial narratives
Bourne, Clea D.. 2012. Producing trust in country financial narratives. In: Christopher Candlin and Jonathan Crichton, eds. Discourses of Trust. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230308497

'Rating agencies as a corporate governance mechanism: Power and trust production in debt capital markets’
Bourne, Clea D.. 2012. 'Rating agencies as a corporate governance mechanism: Power and trust production in debt capital markets’. In: Ralph Tench; Brian Jones and William Sun, eds. Corporate Social Irresponsibility: Issues, Debates and Case Studies. 4 Bingley: Emerald Books, pp. 135-156. ISBN 978-1-78052-998-1

Article

Sensemaking in an online community after financial loss: Enterprising Jamaican investors and the fall of a financial messiah
Bourne, Clea D.. 2017. Sensemaking in an online community after financial loss: Enterprising Jamaican investors and the fall of a financial messiah. New Media & Society, 19(6), pp. 843-860. ISSN 1461-4448

Thought Leadership as a trust strategy in global markets: Goldman Sachs’ promotion of the ‘BRICs’ in the marketplace of ideas
Bourne, Clea D.. 2015. Thought Leadership as a trust strategy in global markets: Goldman Sachs’ promotion of the ‘BRICs’ in the marketplace of ideas. Journal of Public Relations Research, 27(4), pp. 322-336. ISSN 1062-726X

Reframing trust, power and public relations in global financial discourses: Experts and the production of mistrust in life insurance
Bourne, Clea D.. 2013. Reframing trust, power and public relations in global financial discourses: Experts and the production of mistrust in life insurance. Public Relations Inquiry, 2(1), pp. 51-77. ISSN 2046-147X

Producing trust, knowledge and expertise in financial markets: The global hedge fund industry ‘represents’ itself
Bourne, Clea D.. 2012. Producing trust, knowledge and expertise in financial markets: The global hedge fund industry ‘represents’ itself. Culture & Organization, 18(2), pp. 107-122. ISSN 1475-9551