(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

What’s in a name? Place branding and toponymic commodification

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MEDWAY D. (1) ; WARNABY G. (2) ;
(1) Manchester Enterprise Centre, Manchester Business School, Univ., Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) School of Materials, Univ., Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines place branding and toponymic commodification. First, it discusses issues of endogenous and exogenous contestation that surround it. It concludes by discussing how the commodifying effects of places as brand names, with their associated brand values and imagery, can potentially suppress the alternative place perceptions of users, and in doing so stifle the natural potential for cocreation of the place ‘product’ and its related value


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no1 [pp. 153-167]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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