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dc.contributor.advisorShortridge, James R.
dc.contributor.authorDay, Stephanie L.
dc.description.abstractTruck stops provide a tie to place for mobile, long-haul drivers. Truckers rely on these businesses for necessities and help to shape their form and function with their perceptions and actions. An increasing domination of the industry by chain operations impacts these perceptions. Using interviews and field observations to determine drivers' sense of place, I find that, although feelings regarding truck stops vary, most drivers choose where to stop based on fuel, food, and restrooms.
dc.format.extent73 pages
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectSense of place
dc.subjectTruck stops
dc.titleHome Away from Home: The Evolution and Meaning of American Truck Stops
dc.contributor.cmtememberMyers, Garth A.
dc.contributor.cmtememberSlocum, Terry A.
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.

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