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Origination: The Geographies of Brands and Branding



Origination: The Geographies of Brands and Branding

Andy Pike

ISBN: 978-1-118-55627-6 March 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 248 Pages


Origination: The Geographies of Brands and Branding offers innovative theoretical and conceptual frameworks relating to the ways that actors create meaning and value in commodity brands and branding through processes of geographical association.

  • Provides innovative conceptualization and theorization to facilitate an understanding of the geographical dimensions of brands and branding
  • Challenges current interpretations of brands as vehicles of homogenization in globalization
  • Establishes the theoretical and conceptual foundations of a more geographically sensitive approach through rigorous empirical examination of the under-researched geographical differentiation of commodity brands and branding
  • Presents innovative new research and analysis of the socio-spatial biographies of the Newcastle Brown Ale, Burberry and Apple brands
  • Forges strong new connections between political and cultural economy approaches within geography
  • Provides a distinctive and incisive conceptual and theoretical framework capable of engaging other branded commodities and their branding in other times and places

Series Editor Preface viii

Acknowledgements ix

Permissions x

List of Tables xi

List of Figures xii

1 Introduction 1

2 The Geographies of Brands and Branding 23

3 Origination 59

4 ‘Local’ Origination … Newcastle Brown Ale 88

5 ‘National’ Origination … Burberry 112

6 ‘Global’ Origination … Apple 139

7 Territorial Development 171

8 Conclusions 194

References 207

Index 224

“Overall, Origination presents a promising conceptual and research framework capable of revealing the multiple facets of brand geographies.”  (Consumption Markets & Culture, 1 December 2015)