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Stories of the land: Rhetoric and reconciliation in the Mojave National Preserve


1997 1997

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Abstract (summary)

How does planning change when one takes seriously the stories told by participants in a planning debate? What are the connections between rhetoric, worldviews, conflict resolution, and participatory democracy? In seeking to address these questions, I develop a process ('interpretive planning') for both scholarly inquiry and potentially the practice of planning in situations of community conflict. This begins with the planner as facilitator of community members' discussions regarding contending visions of the good community, worldviews, and values. The issue's narratives illuminate these positions, and are used toward conflict resolution. The planner may also choose to reframe the debate, developing an alternative story for the situation which may not have been previously available. This reframed story then enters the conversation as another (non-privileged) interpretation.

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Subject
Urban planning;
Area planning & development;
Environmental science;
Communication
Classification
0999: Urban planning
0999: Area planning & development
0768: Environmental science
0459: Communication
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences, Communication and the arts, Social sciences, California
Title
Stories of the land: Rhetoric and reconciliation in the Mojave National Preserve
Author
Infield, Elisabeth M.
Number of pages
360
Publication year
1997
Degree date
1997
School code
0175
Source
DAI-A 58/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780591362985, 0591362988
Advisor
Strong, Ann Louise
University/institution
University of Pennsylvania
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9727242
ProQuest document ID
304423582
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304423582
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