Our first article aims to
consider the impact that the popularity of black culture has had within
mainstream culture on the way that we think about race. It considers the
types of images of blacks that emerge from this popularity and the possible
ways that both individual identities and perceptions of race can be
influenced by these images. Through these considerations, it questions
whether this popularity of black culture actually represents a positive
advancement in the way that we think about race, or whether it just
contributes to a maintenance of long-standing racial stereotypes.
The second article seeks to
understand how much control press
officers in the music industry have over what is printed about their artists in
newspapers and magazines. It examined the nature of publicity and journalism and
considered the issues affecting the communication process between them.
The research conducted an extensive review of the literature and was
complimented by qualitative primary research into the field. Key findings
illustrate that while there is a sufficient amount of control available to press
officers, much of it depends upon basic social variables. The research also
investigated the effects of the internet upon publicity and found that while it
is a useful PR tool, it can also hinder gate keeping control. The research
compliments and builds upon theories and literature whilst advancing current
knowledge within the context of music industry public relations.
The third article examines
the concept of the women's leisure and
examines the situation of the urban working women in Dhaka-Bangladesh. Based on
the qualitative approach, this report presents the leisure scenario of the
white-collar working women of Bangladesh.
The last article
aims to determine the extent of
leisure time of university students in the city of Düzce. This is particularly
relevant as Düzce was severely damaged in an earthquake and its rebuilding
represents an opportunity to incorporate leisure activities in the planning.