Date of Award

Fall 1-6-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Geography

First Advisor

Marianna Pavlovskaya

Second Advisor

Peter Marcotullio

Academic Program Adviser

Jochen Albrecht

Abstract

Eminent domain is generally treated by legal geographers as a tool of the state. This thesis applies legal and feminist geographies to the case of the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn so as to reframe eminent domain as a spatio-legal intervention complicating traditional notions of scale and power.

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