Journal Articles

M. Topić (under review). “I’m not a typical woman. I don’t think I’m a role model” – An Inquiry into Leadership Styles of Women in the Advertising Industry in England.

A.Diers-Lawson, M. Topić (under review). Overcoming our hedonistic tendencies: Evaluating the squander sequence as a predictive tool for reducing food waste when grocery shopping.

H. Clarke, M.Topić (under review). “I think the ones written by females probably used more understanding words for everyone and the male ones seemed to more directed to people that would know about football” – A Difference Approach to Perceptions of Male and Female Reporting on Football in Print and Broadcast Media in the UK.

M.Topić , C. Bruegmann (under review). ‘I wouldn’t worry about it, you’ve still got a great pair of legs’ – Masculine Habitus, Blokishness and the Office Culture in UK Newsrooms.

M.Topić (under review). ‘You really struggle not to come across as bitchy if you are trying to be authoritative’ – Blokishness, Cultural Masculinities and the Catch 22 for Women in Public Relations in England

M.Topić, A, Diers-Lawson, C. Goodman (under review). Middle-Class ‘Chavs’ from Working-Class Areas? Socialisation, Habitus and Perspectives of Research and Higher Education among Public Relations and Journalism Students in England.

M.Topić, R. Hogg-Woodmansey (under review). “It was extremely demanding and stressful, absolutely exhausted me to the point I’d cry” – Young Women and the Career in Fashion Public Relations in the UK.

M. Topić (under review). An Analysis of the Smoking Debate ahead of Bernays’ ‘Torches of Freedom’ Campaign through the lens of the New York Times Coverage (1870-1929).

M. Topić, M. J. Cunha (accepted). Editorial: Post-feminism in Contemporary Television. Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Annual, special issue ‘Women and Girls in Popular Television in the Age of Post-Feminism’, eds. M. Topić & M. J. Cunha.

M. Topić (accepted). Why we need Femspec? Femspec, Vol. 20, No.1.

M.Topić, A. Diers Lawson, S. Kelsey (2021). Women and the squander cycle in food waste in the United Kingdom: An Ecofeminist and Feminist Economic Analysis.Social Ecology/Socijalna Ekologija: journal for Environmental Thought and Sociological Research (online first).

M.Topić (2021). Fluffy PR and ‘Comms Girls’: Banter, Social Interactions and the Office Culture in Public Relations in England. International Journal of Organizational Analysis. Online First:

M. Topić (2021). Editorial – #MeToo: A Contribution Towards the ‘where to for #MeToo’ Debate. In – M. Topić (ed), #MeToo Movement: Past, present and what next? A special issue of Facta Universitatis: Series in Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History.

M.Topić, C. Bruegmann (2020). ‘The Girls at the Desk’: Timeless Blokishness in the Newsroom Culture in the British Press? Journalism Studies.

M.Topić (2020). ‘It’s something that you should go to HR about’ – Banter, Social Interactions and Career Barriers for Women in the Advertising Industry in England. Employee Relations. EarlyCite:

M.Topić, G. Bridge, R. Tench (2020). Mirroring the Zeitgeist: An Analysis of CSR Policies in the UK’s Food, Soft Drink and Packaging Industries. Journal of Global Responsibility, Vol. 12, No. 1, 62-75.

M.Topić (2020). Two Englands? Blokishness, Masculine Habitus and the North-South Divide in the Advertising Industry. Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 36 No. 2, pp. 205220.

M.Topić (2020). Book review: Cultural Diplomacy and International Cultural Relations, Volume 1. ed. Oliver Bennett, London, Routledge, 2019. Cultural Trends, Online First:

M.Topić (2020). The Sourcing of Stories on Sugar and the Supermarket Industry in the British Press. The Qualitative Report 25(5), 1196-1214. Retrieved from

M. Topić, M. J. Cunha, A. Reigstad, A. Jelen Sanchez, Á. Moreno (2020). Women in Public Relations (1982-2019). Journal of Communication Management, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 391-407.

L. Ebanks; S. Beresford; M.Topić (2019). ‘Thanks, but it is more about interacting with fans for us’: Twitter Communication between BBC’s Sherlock and NBC’s Hannibal Fans and Producers. The Journal of Social Media in Society 8(1), 146-177. Paper available here:

M. Topić (2018). Not Bloke-ified enough? Women Journalists, Supermarket Industry and the Debate on Sugar in the British Press (2010-2015). Newspaper Research Journal 39(4), 433-442.

L.Rohwer, M. Topić (2018). The Communication of Corporate-NGO Partnerships: Analysis of Sainsbury’s Collaboration with Comic Relief. Journal of Brand Management 26(1), 35-48.

M.Topić; R. Tench (2018). Evolving Responsibility or Revolving Bias? The Role of the Media in the anti-sugar debate in the UK Press. Social Sciences 7(10), 181. Available at this link.

R.Tench; A. Moreno; M. Topić (2017). Male and Female Communication, Leadership Styles and the Position of Women in Public Relations. Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture 8(2-3), 231-248.

E. Gilmer, M. Topić (2017). Hillary Clinton and the Media: From Expected Roles to the Critique of Feminism. The Qualitative Report 22(10), 2533-2543.  Download from this link

M. Topić (2017). A Dancing Nation – Cultural Sociology of Dancing in Israel: An Introduction. Israel Affairs 23(6). Paper available here

M.Topić (2017). Film Review: Ida’s Dance Club. Israel Affairs 23(6). Paper available here

V. Hasenmeyer, M. Topić (2017). The Impact of Public Relations on the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Case Study of Living Like You Campaign. Journal of Medical Marketing. Online first

R. Tench, M. Topić (2017). One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? An Analysis of Public Relations Practitioners’ Views on the Position of Women in the PR Industry (2009-2015). Current Politics and Economic of Europe 28(1), 83-105.

M. Topić (2017). “Do you even understand what off the rack means?” Americanization and Jewish Identities in the Television series ‘Friends’. International Journal of Religion and Society 5(2), 119-140. The paper is available here and also here.

I. Gualtieri, M. Topić (2016). Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility and Global and Glocal Practices in Qatar: A Practitioner and Stakeholder Perspective. Arab Economic and Business Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 31-54. Download the paper

M.Topić (2016). Dance and Cultural Tourism in Croatia. International Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 47-64. Download the paper here: Dance and Cultural Tourism

M.Topić, R. Tench (2016). The Corporate Social Responsibility in Lidl’s Advertising & Communication Campaigns in Croatia and the UK. The Qualitative Report, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 351-376. Link for downloading:

M. Topić (2016). Book review: History of Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding in the
Nordic and Baltic Countries, eds. Louis Clerc, Nikolas Glover, and Paul Jordan. Leiden:

L. Yeomans, M. Topić (2015). Engagement and Empathy Discourses in Corporate Communication: The Case of “The Science of Engagement”. Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 27-41. For downloading click on this link

S. Adams, M. Topić (2015). Towards an Ethical PR? An Exploration into Student’s Ethical Perceptions towards the Sainsbury’s WWI Campaign. International Journal of Ethics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-29.  Download the paper here: Paper with Sam

M. Topić (2014). Forging the Reform: Bologna Reform between National and European, and Traditional and Modern. Facta Universitatis: Series in Law and Politics, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 21-41. Link for downloading: paper

M. Topić (2013). Religion and the Education system in Croatia: A critique. The South Slav Journal, Vol. 32, No. 1-2, pp. 53-86. Download the paper here: Religion_and_the_Education_system_in_Cro

M. Topić (2011). Nations and Nationalism: Questioning Ernest Gellner’s Theory. Intersticios. Revista sociológica de pensamiento crítico, Vol. 5, No. 1: 47-65. Link for downloading: click here

M. Topić (2010). Nationalism and Ideology: Pavao Ritter Vitezović as a National thinker and/or ideologist? Zbornik Odsjeka za povijesne znanosti Zavoda za povijesne i društvene znanosti Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti (Volume of Department of History of the Institute for History and Social sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences), Vol. 28, No.-: 107-137 (In Croatian). Link for downloading.

M. Topić (2009). Helping or destroying? Generally Accepted Criticism of the International Monetary Fund and the Media problem – The cases of Argentina and Croatia. Facta Universitatis – Series Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History, Vol. 8., No. 1: 9-24. Link for downloading

M. Topić (2009). Gender and Nation: Keeping and Creating the National Identity via Gender oriented Discriminatory policy: The case of Croatia from the nineties. Sociološki pregled (Sociology Review), Vol. XLIII, No. 2: 185-207 (In Croatian). Link for downloading:

M. Topić (2009). Nationalist prejudices and Social distance: From External towards Internal threat. Godišnjak za sociologiju (Yearbook of Sociology), Vol. 5, No. 5: 63-83 (In Croatian).

M. Topić (2009). Media Bias in Elections: How Barack Obama won against Hillary Rodham Clinton. Teme (Themes), Vol. XXIII, No.1: 215-238 (In Croatian). Link for downloading:

M. Topić (2009). (in) Dependence of Women and consequences of that position: Gender, Patriarchy, Upbringing. Sociološka luča (Sociological light), Vol. 3, No. 2: 48-59 (In Croatian)

M. Topić (2009). Book review: Nations and Nationalism in Croatian Historical Tradition, Cipek, T. & Vrandečić, J. (eds.), Časopis za suvremenu povijest (Journal of contemporary history), Vol. 41, No.2: 587-592.

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