RA 4: Fleming 3.8

In his book City of Rhetoric, author David Fleming argues that our built environment is influenced by and influences the rhetoric surrounding it. Throughout the book and his research he shares different examples and his reasoning, but it’s in the final chapters where he ties it all together. In chapter 8, Fleming also raises two new questions: “What […]

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O = Omnivorous

The only other reason someone would visit Georgetown (besides shopping and a historical tour) is for the food scene. Georgetown is home to so many cafés, diners, restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, specialty desserts, and markets that no resident could ever go hungry (unless they’re unwilling to pay the high prices). Some say there are two […]

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E = Egotistical

Many believe that those who actually reside in Georgetown have a larger than life ego about it. It is an expensive area, home to notable people, and the neighborhood itself is known around the world. When the crack epidemic hit Washington, D.C. (as chronicled in David Fleming’s S Street Rising), Georgetown was unaffected. Washington is a relatively […]

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R = Race

When doing research for my project, I landed across the journal article “Georgetown University: A Mostly White Enclave in a Black City.” This phrase, ‘a white enclave in a black city,’ resonated with me. Georgetown has a majority white population, but like the rest of D.C., was historically diverse. Here are a few links to articles […]

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