Questioning the community question: Wal-Mart, place identity and a classic New England town
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.
0323: American studies
0505: Business costs