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dc.contributor.advisorBrunsma, David L.eng
dc.contributor.advisorBrekhus, Wayneeng
dc.contributor.authorOverfelt, David.eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri -- Columbiaeng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on December 7, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. David Brunsma and Dr. Wayne Brekhus.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology.eng
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation, I emphasize the ordinary city (Robinson, 2006) as a place for building social justice, a place of possibility, and a place where we can see the tensions and frictions (Tsing, 2004) between the stability of social structure and the fluidity of human action. In this context, the ordinary city emerges as a site of innovation and a point for connecting, synthesizing, simplifying, and grounding concepts of space and participation as I move through the lenses of perceived, conceived, and lived (Lefebvre, 1991) in a discussion of the City of Columbia, Missouri. I work to develop a story of the processes that have led to the City of Columbia as it currently exists and how these and other processes can lead us into the future. Embedding this study of the processes of city creation within both the theoretical and practical paradigms of democratic practice has helped me toward a broader understanding of political participation and more inclusive concepts of cityspace and I have made it one of my goals here to renew or recreate some of the bridges between the work done by academics and the needs of the community.eng
dc.format.extentv, 125 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc706733593eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10257eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2010 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshHuman behavioreng
dc.subject.lcshColumbia (Mo.) -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshSocial structureeng
dc.titleUnderstanding space in an ordinary cityeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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