Date of Award

Summer 8-1-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Anthropology

First Advisor

Marc Edelman, PhD

Second Advisor

Ida Susser, PhD

Academic Program Adviser

Marc Edelman

Abstract

How do residents of a once small farming community react to rapid suburbanization? By examining rhetoric on growth, progress, and rurality, this thesis argues a complex landscape forms where longtime residents weave among pragmatism, disaffection, and nostalgia, with efforts to preserve memories of the past for themselves and future generations.

 
 

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