City Life: The New Urban Australia
City Life: The New Urban Australia

City Life: The New Urban Australia

by Seamus O'Hanlon


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Remember when our cities and inner-cities weren’t dominated by high-rise apartments? This book documents the changes that have come with the globalization of the Australian city since the 1970's. It tells the story of the major economic, social, cultural and demographic changes that have come with the opening up of Australia in those years, with a particular focus on the two biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. It also looks at how these changes have played out in the smaller capitals and regional centers. This book challenges ideas about Australia and how it presents itself to the world, and how in turn many Australians perceive and understand themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742235615
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Edition description: None
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Seamus O’Hanlon is one of Australia’s leading urban historians. He is a regular contributor to ABC local and national radio.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Globalising the Australian city 1

1 Opening up and closing down 14

2 The twilight of the Fordist city 38

3 Working and not working in the post-industrial city 63

4 Cosmopolis: Urban multiculturalism 84

5 Global migrations, local impacts 106

6 Studentification: From trendies to PBSAs 127

7 Lifestyle destinations: Building the new inner city 150

8 Business, leisure and pleasure: Reinventing the inner city 172

9 On the town: Papular culture and the new Australian city 195

Conclusion: Globalisation and the Australian city - An opportunity wasted? 218

Sources 226

Abbreviations 235

Acknowledgments 236

Index 238

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