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Questioning the community question: Wal-Mart, place identity and a classic New England town


1998 1998

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation explores the significance of "community" and "place identity" in a New England town. I draw upon place identity theory, along with the work in community sociology regarding the significance of "community" in modern societies as foundations for constructing a model of place identity and community/society ambivalence. The research is based on a case study of a New England town's efforts to create an economic development plan after facing a threat from Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Sociology;
American studies;
Business costs
Classification
0626: Sociology
0323: American studies
0505: Business costs
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Community; New England; Place identity; Town; Wal-Mart
Title
Questioning the community question: Wal-Mart, place identity and a classic New England town
Author
Robbins, Todd Jeffrey
Number of pages
185
Publication year
1998
Degree date
1998
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 59/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780599073739, 059907373X
Advisor
Hewitt, John P.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9909211
ProQuest document ID
304438516
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304438516
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