And There Were Jazz Clubs...: Navigating Community Change with Consumption Lifelines

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Title:
And There Were Jazz Clubs...: Navigating Community Change with Consumption Lifelines
Author:
DuFault, Beth Leavenworth
Issue Date:
2016
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.
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Release after 03-Jun-2018
Abstract:
This dissertation combines an assemblage theory ontology of urban sociology with the concept of Bauman's 'liquid modernity' (2000, 2012). It subsequently incorporates the nascent "liquid" constructs of liquid retail, liquid legitimacy, and liquid community to analyze consumers, community, and retailscapes in a violent and impoverished inner city area that has experienced constant and dramatic change. Through this lens, ethnographic fieldwork reveals a construct called consumption lifelines, which explains how consumers and communities use market-facing resources to find and create relative stability in the midst of turbulence, whether they choose to enter, stay in or leave a highly territorialized community with contested boundaries. The study adds complexity to Bauman's concept of liquidity and the construct of urban assemblages, and it has implications for other inner city communities that are similarly affected by changing times and challenging circumstances.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Consumption lifelines; Liquid consumption; Liquid modernity; Relational ethnography; Management; Community
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Management
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Schau, Hope Jensen

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleAnd There Were Jazz Clubs...: Navigating Community Change with Consumption Lifelinesen_US
dc.creatorDuFault, Beth Leavenworthen
dc.contributor.authorDuFault, Beth Leavenworthen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.releaseRelease after 03-Jun-2018en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation combines an assemblage theory ontology of urban sociology with the concept of Bauman's 'liquid modernity' (2000, 2012). It subsequently incorporates the nascent "liquid" constructs of liquid retail, liquid legitimacy, and liquid community to analyze consumers, community, and retailscapes in a violent and impoverished inner city area that has experienced constant and dramatic change. Through this lens, ethnographic fieldwork reveals a construct called consumption lifelines, which explains how consumers and communities use market-facing resources to find and create relative stability in the midst of turbulence, whether they choose to enter, stay in or leave a highly territorialized community with contested boundaries. The study adds complexity to Bauman's concept of liquidity and the construct of urban assemblages, and it has implications for other inner city communities that are similarly affected by changing times and challenging circumstances.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectConsumption lifelinesen
dc.subjectLiquid consumptionen
dc.subjectLiquid modernityen
dc.subjectRelational ethnographyen
dc.subjectManagementen
dc.subjectCommunityen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineManagementen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorSchau, Hope Jensenen
dc.contributor.committeememberLusch, Roberten
dc.contributor.committeememberLevy, Sidneyen
dc.contributor.committeememberSallaz, Jeffreyen
dc.contributor.committeememberSchouten, Johnen
dc.contributor.committeememberSchau, Hope Jensenen
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