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Title:Discourse and Urban Development: Contestation Over Riverboat Casinos in Two Midwestern Cities
Author(s):Sharp, John Inman
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Wilson, David
Department / Program:Geography
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Urban and Regional Planning
Abstract:This research combines geographic inquiry along with a content analysis of local and national media in order to demonstrate the importance of discourse in the creation of public consent. In order to carry out this research, two cities that considered legalized gambling were selected; one that adopted a riverboat casino and one that rejected such a proposal. By setting up a comparative case study of two similarly situated cities in central Illinois, it is possible to examine how the crafting and control of language, when tied to local growth coalitions and sense of place, can be use to help determine the outcome of riverboat casino legislation.
Issue Date:2005
Description:256 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3199139
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005

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