Young people making place in the country: place-making under the conditions of globalisation

2018-01-11T23:15:34Z (GMT) by CATHERINE JOAN WAITE
Young people living in regional Australia negotiate the increasingly complex effects of globalisation on local places. Globalising processes have altered and redefined how young people in regional areas construct and negotiate the meaning of place. Focusing on the regional town of Shepparton, Australia, the thesis illuminates the place-making projects of its young residents. The research examines discursive, experiential and practice-orientated forms of place-making, accounting for how these are shaped by social structures and agencies, and social media technologies. Incorporating contemporary, youthful perspectives facilitates an improved understanding of the diverse, and differentiated experiences of social change in regional Australia.