Co-constructing the narrative experience: staging and consuming the American Civil War at Gettysburg

@article{Chronis2008CoconstructingTN,
  title={Co-constructing the narrative experience: staging and consuming the American Civil War at Gettysburg},
  author={Athinodoros Chronis},
  journal={Journal of Marketing Management},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={27 - 5}
}
Using the Gettysburg storyscape as the experiential context where narratives are commercialised and consumed, this paper provides theoretical and managerial insight into the co-constructed nature of commercial narrative experiences. It is illustrated that while marketers are responsible for staging the storyscape in both substantive and communicative ways, consumers are actively participating in shaping the experiential product by using their prior familiarity with history, struggling to fill… 

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