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City Planning Rhetorics And The Cultural Trope Of Opportunity, Mary E. Triece Oct 2017

City Planning Rhetorics And The Cultural Trope Of Opportunity, Mary E. Triece

communication +1

Historians and sociologists have explored past and present processes of urban segregation, development, and displacement of minority and low income communities, and policy questions surrounding barriers to housing and the ways residents interact with community institutions. As communication scholars, we have a unique opportunity to

add critical insights regarding the cultural meaning making of urban planning discourses. This article asks: How do cultural assumptions embedded in the myth of American opportunity shape urban planning processes? I examine two city planning documents—Detroit Future City and Connecting Cleveland 2020 Citywide Plan—for the ways references to opportunity construct an optimistic understanding ...


The South African War: Implications And Convictions Of Postwar Politics And Policy, Jaffar Shiek Apr 2017

The South African War: Implications And Convictions Of Postwar Politics And Policy, Jaffar Shiek

University of Massachusetts Undergraduate History Journal

Apartheid in South Africa is a widely known tragedy in the realm of history and political science. In order to understand the racism and prejudice that served as the framework of apartheid, it is important to understand it’s inception and the ripe settings for its implementation. The aim of this paper is to trace and depict the events leading up to apartheid, including the Boer Wars and the consequences of Britain’s Scorched Earth policy. Using works such as Professor Higginson’s “Hell in Small Place: Agrarian Elites and Collective Violence in the Western Transvaal, 1900-1907,” and primary documents ...


Brazilian Postcolonialism And Emerging South-South Relations: A View From Anthropology, Letícia Maria Costa Da Nóbrega Cesarino Aug 2014

Brazilian Postcolonialism And Emerging South-South Relations: A View From Anthropology, Letícia Maria Costa Da Nóbrega Cesarino

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Patricia Schor Aug 2014

Introduction, Patricia Schor

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.