A place in the sun : the politics of place, identity and branding

Mayes, Robyn (2008) A place in the sun : the politics of place, identity and branding. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 4(2), pp. 124-135.

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There is no doubt that place branding is a powerful and ubiquitous practice deployed around the globe. Parallel to its acceptance and development as a distinct discipline is an understanding that place branding as responsible practice offers the means to achieve widespread economic, social and cultural benefits. Drawing on work around place and identity in cultural geography and cultural studies, this paper engages critically with this vision.

Specifically, it challenges the widely-held assumption that the relationship between place branding and place identity is fundamentally reflective, arguing instead that this relationship is inherently generative. This shift in perspective, explored in relation to current responsible place branding practice, is central to the realisation of place branding as a force for good.

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ID Code: 70277
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: place, place branding, identity, global capitalism, cultural politics
DOI: 10.1057/pb.2008.1
ISSN: 1751-8040
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2014 01:34
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 06:38

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