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Re-Imagining Yerevan In The Post-Soviet Era: Urban Symbolism And Narratives Of The Nation In The Landscape Of Armenia's Capital, Diana K. Ter-Ghazaryan Jun 2010

Re-Imagining Yerevan In The Post-Soviet Era: Urban Symbolism And Narratives Of The Nation In The Landscape Of Armenia's Capital, Diana K. Ter-Ghazaryan

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The urban landscape of Yerevan has experienced tremendous changes since the collapse of the Soviet Union and Armenia’s independence in 1991. Domestic and foreign investments have poured into Yerevan’s building sector, converting many downtown neighborhoods into sleek modern districts that now cater to foreign investors, tourists, and the newly rich Armenian nationals. Large portions of the city’s green parks and other public spaces have been commercialized for private and exclusive use, creating zones that are accessible only to the affluent. In this dissertation I explore the rapidly transforming landscape of Yerevan and its connections to the development ...