Book abstract: This book combines academic analysis and critical exploration to examine national narratives in the context of tourism and events around the world. It explores how particular narratives are woven to tell (and sell) a national story. By deconstructing images of the nation, it closely examines how national texts create key archival imagery that can promote tourism and events while also shaping national identity. It investigates the complex relationship between state appropriation of marketing strategies and the commercial use of nationalist discourses. The book aims to demystify the ways in which the nation is imagined by key organisers and organisations and then communicated to millions.
|Title of host publication||Commercial Nationalism and Tourism|
|Subtitle of host publication||Selling the National Story|
|Place of Publication||Bristol|
|Publisher||Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- World Cup
Wise, N., & Harris, J. (2017). Covering Captain America and (re)imagining the United States during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In L. White (Ed.), Commercial Nationalism and Tourism: Selling the National Story (pp. 251-263). Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications.