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dc.contributor.advisorMongia, Radhika
dc.creatorRosa, Vanessa Anne
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-26T14:16:18Z
dc.date.available2015-01-26T14:16:18Z
dc.date.copyright2014-06-04
dc.date.issued2015-01-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/28179
dc.description.abstractMy dissertation, Remaking the Nation-State: Multiculturalism, Neoliberalism, and Urban Revitalization, investigates the revitalization of two low-income housing projects in Toronto, Canada: Regent Park and Lawrence Heights. I situate my investigation at the intersection of nation-state/nationalism studies and urban studies and argue that processes of urban revitalization are an important site for the production of national identity and state practices. I examine links between revitalization projects and the construction of the Canadian nation-state by tracing how discourses of multiculturalism and neoliberalism gain currency in urban revitalization projects. In particular, I investigate the links between historical urban processes of development and revitalization and North American projects of nation-state formation. I explore this entanglement by tracing what I identify as three distinct technologies that shape and are embedded in the revitalization planning process: discourses of diversity, surveillance, and consultations. I argue that the emphasis on participation of both culturally diverse and entrepreneurial subjects in community consultations and community policing integrates residents into rituals of democracy that are enmeshed with national ideals. My investigation maps this set of social processes to show how they ultimately reproduce exclusion and disparity by regulating diversity, normalizing community policing, and mandating consultations. Through my ethnographic research, I also trace how residents negotiate these processes and make meaning of participation that creates space for their own understandings of surveillance and consultation. My exploration locates the Canadian context in relation to broader examinations of nation-state making and as such can help us to understand the management of sociocultural difference and the neoliberal production of inequality in the contemporary moment.
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dc.subjectSociology
dc.subjectEthnic studies
dc.subjectUrban planning
dc.titleRemaking the Nation-State: Multiculturalism, Neoliberalism, and Urban Revitalization
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineSociology
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2015-01-26T14:16:18Z
dc.subject.keywordsOntarioen_US
dc.subject.keywordsUrban studiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsUrban sociologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsUrban planningen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMulticulturalismen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNeoliberalismen_US
dc.subject.keywordsRaceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsClassen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSegregationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNorth Americaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCanadaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEthnographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsQualitative researchen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCitizenshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordsConsultationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMixed-income housingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsRevitalizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsRedevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsUrban developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsNationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNation-stateen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNationalismen_US
dc.subject.keywordsStateen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGovernmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsUrban policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsUrban politicsen_US


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