Rhetorical spacemaking and inventive ecologies

dc.contributor.advisorSpinuzzi, Clay
dc.contributor.advisorHodgson, Justin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDavis, Diane
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRice, Jenny
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBoyle, Casey
dc.creatorGianfagna, Megan Leigh
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-7389-7504
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T18:56:24Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T18:56:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2016
dc.date.updated2017-06-15T18:56:24Z
dc.description.abstractJoining a vibrant conversation on spatial rhetorics, this project proposes a framework for rhetorical engagement with space that foregrounds spatial production as rhetorical action. Specifically, it develops a matrix that puts Henri Lefebvre’s famous triad of spatial registers—perceived, conceived and lived space—in conversation with geographer Colin McFarlane’s triad of translation, coordination, and dwelling in order to locate the specific ways that human and nonhuman inhabitants are bound up in the rhetorical production of space through their affective, material, and symbolic relations to it. Each chapter focuses on how one element of Lefebvre’s triad comes to life in the ongoing public placemaking efforts in Austin, Texas, and then traces out the more granular rhetorical activities contributing to the production of the city using the categories offered by McFarlane’s triad. Ultimately this exploration reveals the particular ways that space is produced and transformed into place via ongoing invention within ecologies of generative rhetorical relations. It moves toward a rhetorical ethic of space that frames spatial production as a both a responsibility for caretaking and opportunity for embracing new modes of being, practices of intervention, and ways of representing the places we live.
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2R49GF9N
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/47233
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectRhetoric
dc.subjectPlacemaking
dc.subjectRedevelopment
dc.subjectSpatial rhetorics
dc.subjectSpacemaking
dc.subjectHenri Lefebvre
dc.subjectColin McFarlane
dc.subjectSpatial registers
dc.subjectAustin, Texas
dc.subjectRhetorical ethics
dc.subjectEthic of space
dc.titleRhetorical spacemaking and inventive ecologies
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
GIANFAGNA-DISSERTATION-2016.pdf
Size:
5.76 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
PROQUEST_LICENSE.txt
Size:
4.45 KB
Format:
Plain Text
Description:
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
LICENSE.txt
Size:
1.84 KB
Format:
Plain Text
Description: