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dc.creatorMa, Quyen To
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T01:38:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T01:38:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/61864
dc.description.abstract The history of the ethnic enclave as urban phenomena exhibits innovative use of existing space and infrastructure. Adaptability becomes second nature for survival. In the suburban neighborhood of Alief, a large ethnic population has rendered the neighborhood into a fascinating and dynamic international microcosm. Coined the new Chinatown, this multi-cultural neighborhood is a dynamic place, as one moves through the urban scape they are confronted with street signs in Chinese, Middle Eastern Cafes, Spanish Newspapers, and Buddhist Temples. Signs and graphics label, however they insufficiently capture the energy of the community, and instead create caricature negating the uniqueness and dynamism of the neighborhood. Culture here, is a layered experience of the senses.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectGeography
Architecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
Sociology
Arts
Economics
dc.title Strip culture: Emergent identities in the suburban landscape
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Ma, Quyen To. "Strip culture: Emergent identities in the suburban landscape." (2009) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/61864.


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