Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/293395
Title:
Contesting the City: How Divergent Imaginaries Produce Tucson
Author:
Launius, Sarah Anne
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This research explores downtown redevelopment in Tucson, Arizona to investigate who is imagined as the constituent for the redeveloped spaces of downtown Tucson. Drawing from various cases (primarily between 2010-2013), this study resonates with significant contributions of urban geographers to understand the ways that various forms of urban governance, placed subjectivities and political economy help to produce U.S. cities. This research provides a trialectic understanding of forces shaping downtown redevelopment, powers of: social memory; city policies and mechanisms; and economic investment. These forces constantly appear throughout the remaining pages and are informed by each other at times in reactive ways while in other moments in conciliatory ways. Each of these forces--social memory, city policies and mechanisms, and economic development--circulate within a complex of social relations and each, in varying ways (re)produces administrative and institutional norms and juridical regulations.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
history; memory; placed-subjectivities; revitalization; Tucson; Geography; development
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Geography
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Banister, Jeffrey

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleContesting the City: How Divergent Imaginaries Produce Tucsonen_US
dc.creatorLaunius, Sarah Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaunius, Sarah Anneen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research explores downtown redevelopment in Tucson, Arizona to investigate who is imagined as the constituent for the redeveloped spaces of downtown Tucson. Drawing from various cases (primarily between 2010-2013), this study resonates with significant contributions of urban geographers to understand the ways that various forms of urban governance, placed subjectivities and political economy help to produce U.S. cities. This research provides a trialectic understanding of forces shaping downtown redevelopment, powers of: social memory; city policies and mechanisms; and economic investment. These forces constantly appear throughout the remaining pages and are informed by each other at times in reactive ways while in other moments in conciliatory ways. Each of these forces--social memory, city policies and mechanisms, and economic development--circulate within a complex of social relations and each, in varying ways (re)produces administrative and institutional norms and juridical regulations.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.subjectmemoryen_US
dc.subjectplaced-subjectivitiesen_US
dc.subjectrevitalizationen_US
dc.subjectTucsonen_US
dc.subjectGeographyen_US
dc.subjectdevelopmenten_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBanister, Jeffreyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOglesby, Elizabethen_US
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