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Matter and Matterings in Historic Habitation

Abstract Residential historic preservation occurs through inhabitation. Through day-to-day domesticities a suite of bodily comportments and aesthetic practices are perpetually at work tearing and stitching the historic fabric anew. Such paradoxical practice materializes seemingly incompatible relations between past and present, people and things. Through a playful posture of experience/experiment, this dissertation attends to the materiality of historic habitation vis-à-vis practices and performances in the Coronado historic neighborhood (1907-1942) in Phoenix, Arizona. Characterized by diversity in the built and social environs, Coronado defies preservation's exclusionary tendencies. First, I propose a theoretical frame to account for the amorp... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Kitson, Jennifer Lynn (Author) / Mchugh, Kevin (Advisor) / Lukinbeal, Christopher (Committee member) / Bolin, Bob (Committee member) / Klett, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Enchantment / Home Tour / Hospitality / Nostalgia / Residential Historic Preservation / Sensual Urbanism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 196 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Geography 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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