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Titanic : Consuming the Myths and Meanings of an Ambiguous Brand


Brown, Stephen; McDonagh, Pierre; Shultz, Clifford
Titanic : Consuming the Myths and Meanings of an Ambiguous Brand // Journal of consumer research, 40 (2013), 3; 595-614 doi:10.1086/671474 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Titanic : Consuming the Myths and Meanings of an Ambiguous Brand

Autori
Brown, Stephen ; McDonagh, Pierre ; Shultz, Clifford

Izvornik
Journal of consumer research (0093-5301) 40 (2013), 3; 595-614

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Consuming; myths; ambiguous; brand

Sažetak
Myths have come of age in consumer research. In the 22 years since Levy's inaugural article, the literature has grown at an impressive rate. Yet important questions remain unanswered: What makes some myths especially meaningful to consumers? Why are certain consumer myths more prevalent and less perishable than others? This article argues that ambiguity is an influential factor. Using the RMS Titanic as an empirical exemplar, it unpacks the principal forms of myth-informed ambiguity surrounding "the unsinkable brand." Predicated on William Empson's hitherto unsung principles of literary criticism, the article posits that ambiguity in its multifaceted forms is integral to outstanding branding and consumer meaning making, as well as myth appeal more generally.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Ekonomija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
081-1151212-1454 - Strateški marketing - stvaranje identiteta konkurentnog gospodarstva (Bruno Grbac, )

Ustanove
Ekonomski fakultet, Rijeka

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • EconLit


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  • ABI/INFORM
  • Business source complete


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