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作者 Sharp, John Inman
書名 Discourse and urban development: Contestation over riverboat casinos in two midwestern cities
國際標準書號 9780542447907
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說明 256 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-12, Section: A, page: 4487
Adviser: David Wilson
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
As older industrial cities adjust to post-Fordist realities and a new service based economy, many are transforming their central business districts into entertainment centers in an effort to increase tourism and improve the overall quality of life for residents. For some cities, the shift toward a consumption-based economy includes the legalization of casino gambling. Although casinos were illegal until in virtually every state until the late 1980s, many cities are turning to gambling as a means of attracting tourists, increasing tax revenues and stimulating the local economy. However, casino gambling is fraught with social problems and increasingly fails to produce the desired financial gains. This being the case, this research examines how the gambling industry is able to get casino legislation passed and, more importantly, how casino developers are able to manufacture the necessary public consent to do so
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
School code: 0090
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 66-12A
主題 Geography
Recreation
Urban and Regional Planning
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Alt Author University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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