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THE BELOVED COMMUNITY IN SHAW: CONSTRUCTING NARRATIVE IDENTITY IN THE ANTI-GENTRIFICATION MOVEMENT

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The grounds of social movements have long been fertile for the construction of value making narratives. Social movements rely heavily on the publicly acknowledged moral value of their causes for legitimacy, values often cultivated through identification with existing community beliefs. Likewise, Fisher’s paradigm teaches us that narratives are not constantly brand new; they are instead validated and defined in their archetypal elements and in the values those archetypes have repetitively taught us. Scholars of rhetoric seek to develop schemata for the classification of social movements. My goal is to determine the goals of the anti-gentrification movement and to investigate how those goals are articulated and validated through narration. Specifically I examine the power of the beloved community narrative as an organizing force in the anti-gentrification movement.
subject
gentrification
social movement
beloved community
Shaw neighborhood
narrative
community organizing
contributor
Graves, Shelley Allison (author)
Zulick, Margaret D. (committee chair)
Beasley Von Burg, Alessandra (committee member)
Ilesanmi, Simeon (committee member)
date
2009-05-08T17:33:01Z (accessioned)
2010-06-18T18:59:33Z (accessioned)
2009-05-08T17:33:01Z (available)
2010-06-18T18:59:33Z (available)
2009-05-08T17:33:01Z (issued)
degree
Communication (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/14865 (uri)
language
en_US (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
rights
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide. (accessRights)
title
THE BELOVED COMMUNITY IN SHAW: CONSTRUCTING NARRATIVE IDENTITY IN THE ANTI-GENTRIFICATION MOVEMENT
type
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