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“I wish I was anywhere but here” : “Structure of address” in the badlands

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by C Ellwood
This paper discusses an active production, as a badlands, of the suburb of Macquarie Fields, in the western region of Sydney. It draws on media representations of the riots which took place there in early 2005, on policing strategies for youth, and on government planning and policy practices. By juxtaposing these representations, strategies and practices with the long history of attempts by residents to seek change, the paper situates these riots as a meaningful act of resistance to a dominant ordering. The paper uses Judith Butler’s notion of structure of address to consider the ways in which the riots amount to an address by residents. The failure by governments to take this address seriously means that the terms of a basic moral authority are not met.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

13

Start Page

1

End Page

12

Number of Pages

12

ISSN

1444-3775

Location

Bundaberg, Qld

Publisher

Central Queensland University

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

Era Eligible

  • No

Journal

Transformations.