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Books Year : 2023

Whose Space is it Anyway ?


This volume examines the potentially deleterious impact of place branding on the social fabric, ecosystems and local economies of the places concerned. As the different essays show, place branding is a fundamentally political practice, often driven by hidden agendas that marginalize certain groups within society. Contributors explore place branding from a wide variety of angles, including: the role played by the visual arts in city branding; the applied arts, and specifically the fashion industry’s potential for shaping perceptions of a particular place; the different ways in which sport has been exploited by the political elites; the role of design in place branding, including the architectural design of sports stadia; and the potentially insidious economic and societal consequences of excessive consumption of branded places.
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hal-04409193 , version 1 (22-01-2024)


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Pascale Cohen-Avenel, Graham H. Roberts (Dir.). Whose Space is it Anyway ?: Place Branding and the Politics of Representation. 2023, 978-2-87574-542-2. ⟨hal-04409193⟩
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