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dc.contributor.advisorHanhardt, Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMedvedev, Anton Andreien_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T06:02:17Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T06:02:17Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2RB7K
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/18309
dc.description.abstractRadical thinkers and activists have put forth “building community” as a political alternative, but what does “building community” actually entail? This thesis examines how a student cohousing group in College Park builds community in a rapidly changing college town. The group was founded to help house low-income tenants in the face of increasingly unaffordable housing. I ask how the group creates organizational structures and personal relationships that give rise to alternative housing opportunities. I examine how community shapes, and is shaped by, features of cohousing such as democratic decision-making and cooperative economics. I give particular attention to tensions that occur within the cooperative due to faults in democratic decision-making, the ability to perform cooperative duties, and the demographic makeup of the cooperative. Finally, I ask what transformative features, if any, the community possesses in the face of the city’s development.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA (More) Livable Community: Community, Cooperative Economics, and Resistance At A Student Housing Cooperative In College Parken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAmerican Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAmerican studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcollege parken_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcommunityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcooperative economicsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcooperative housingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledstudent housingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleduniversity of marylanden_US


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