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Title:An Analysis of Sports -Oriented Development Discourse in St. Louis, Missouri
Author(s):Mueller, Thomas Robert
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Wilson, David
Department / Program:Geography
Discipline:Geography
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Recreation
Abstract:Sports oriented development has been an important political economic topic in urban studies for many years. Most researchers studying sports oriented development however fail to comprehend the powerful discourse, to legitimate this development. This research analyzes the production of a sports oriented development discourse by a growth coalition in St. Louis, Missouri. It examines newspaper articles, economic reports and text from home pages as data in the research and uses the object grid as the method for analyzing the discourse. I unveil a complex sports oriented development discourse consisting of living organisms, ancillary living organisms, nourishment, homes, rescuers, villains and sports fans.
Issue Date:1999
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:163 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85164
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9953095
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999


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