Eat, drink and be civil

Felton, Emma (2007) Eat, drink and be civil. In The 5th International Conference on Humanities : New Directions in the Humanities, 17 -21 July 2007, American University, Paris. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Brisbane is provincial city that has been developing rapidly since the early 1990s. The growth and development of its public and semi-public spaces means there are many more ways to engage with the city than was previously possible. ---------

I suggest the city’s new and transformed spaces have enabled 2 important developments 1) a growth in forms of sociability and encounters with difference and 2) the negotiation of civic competencies. ---------

The paper draws upon research conducted during a PhD project which used multi-method approaches - including qualitative [interviews] and quantitative data [surveys], psychoanalytic theory and text analysis.The study also made connections between the real city and the discursive city to argue that urban experience is constituted both materially and imaginatively.

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ID Code: 32232
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: sociobility, urban development, cafes, civility, public space
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Emma Felton
Deposited On: 13 May 2010 23:20
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:29

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