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Place Making: the Social Construction of Newcastle

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The city of Newcastle has experienced significant transformations of identity. The city's contemporary reconstruction is a deliberate shift from industrial to post���industrial identity. An industrial identity is now held to be debilitating for places, while a post���industrial vision proffers an impression of improvement. The notion that places are constructed, symbolically as well as materially, allows us to problematise the identity of place, and to expose the ideologies and the actors behind such (re)constructions. Creative literature, media comment and autobiographical material provide insight into the landscapes and discourses of the city's changing identity, and into persisting patriarchal ideology, Anglo���centrism and elitism. Copyright �� 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Publication Date


  • 1995

Citation


  • DUNN, K. M., McGUIRK, P. M., & WINCHESTER, H. P. M. (1995). Place Making: the Social Construction of Newcastle. Australian Geographical Studies, 33(2), 149-166. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8470.1995.tb00691.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0029486811

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 149

End Page


  • 166

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The city of Newcastle has experienced significant transformations of identity. The city's contemporary reconstruction is a deliberate shift from industrial to post���industrial identity. An industrial identity is now held to be debilitating for places, while a post���industrial vision proffers an impression of improvement. The notion that places are constructed, symbolically as well as materially, allows us to problematise the identity of place, and to expose the ideologies and the actors behind such (re)constructions. Creative literature, media comment and autobiographical material provide insight into the landscapes and discourses of the city's changing identity, and into persisting patriarchal ideology, Anglo���centrism and elitism. Copyright �� 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Publication Date


  • 1995

Citation


  • DUNN, K. M., McGUIRK, P. M., & WINCHESTER, H. P. M. (1995). Place Making: the Social Construction of Newcastle. Australian Geographical Studies, 33(2), 149-166. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8470.1995.tb00691.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0029486811

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 149

End Page


  • 166

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication