Graduation Year

2017

Date of Thesis Acceptance

Spring 5-10-2017

Major Department or Program

Politics - Environmental Studies

Advisor(s)

Shampa Biswas; Don Snow

Abstract

This thesis traces the historical and mythic influence of the American West in Kittitas County and its role in the local Shady Acres crisis, in which a low-income, largely Latinx community faces displacement as a result of a county plan to expand the nearby rodeo and fair grounds. This project examines how and why Shady Acres residents have been constructed as undeserving of place and community by proponents and planners of the expansion.

Page Count

39

Subject Headings

Mobile homes -- Shady Acres Manufactured Home Park, Kittitas County (Wash.) -- History, Latin Americans, Ellensburg (Wash.), Low-income housing -- Communities, American Dream, Philosophy -- Deservingness Theory, Fairs -- Washington (State), Rodeos -- West (U.S.), Whites -- Race identity -- West (U.S.), Eviction -- Forced eviction, Whitman College 2017 -- Dissertation collection -- Politics-Environmental Studies

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10349/072720171369

Document Type

Public Accessible Thesis

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