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dc.contributor.authorSchöllmann, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-13T03:43:21Z
dc.date.available2010-08-13T03:43:21Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2386
dc.description.abstractPromoting cities as tourism destinations is seen as a way to enable growth. This promotion involves the projection of selective imagery to specific target groups and often includes the physical reshaping of places to fit a promotable image. Attempts to understand these processes have often focused on one of two approaches: a global perspective stressing the consumptive nature of the tourist gaze and the resultant commodification of place at the local level; and a local perspective emphasising difference and uniqueness. My thesis outlines an investigation into the promotion of the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. I found that local place promotional messages are a product of both global economic forces, which stimulate the growth of tourism, and a local search for identity. The local 'sense of place', as constructed in place promotional imagery, is constantly reviewed and reflects changing social relationships in place and through time. Christchurch, therefore, is not simply promoted in the image of tourism with, as it is often claimed, the inevitable commodification of place and destruction of meaning. Local claims to uniqueness are an expression of the current social relationships in place, which construct selective histories of the past based on ideas of the present that are linked to a search for identity at both local and national levels.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectplace promotionen
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjectimage marketingen
dc.subjectChristchurchen
dc.subjectplaceen
dc.subjectsense of placeen
dc.subjectrhetoricen
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjecturban developmenten
dc.subjectheritageen
dc.subjecteconomic aspectsen
dc.titleA city for all seasons : a case study of urban place promotionen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Managementen
lu.thesis.supervisorPerkins, Harvey
lu.thesis.supervisorMoore, Kevin
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sporten
dc.subject.anzsrc140216 Tourism Economicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc150604 Tourism Marketingen


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