Creative suburbia : cultural research and suburban geographies

Flew, Terry, Gibson, Mark, Felton, Emma, & Collis, Christy (2011) Creative suburbia : cultural research and suburban geographies. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(3), pp. 199-203.

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Suburbanisation today is not necessarily what it used to be: rather than suburbs being outer urban commuter zones for people who work in the central business district, people living in new suburbs are increasingly likely to work in those suburbs, or to commute to other outer suburbs as their places of work. At one level, such trends affirm the analyses of the ‘Los Angeles School’ of urban geographers about the shift from the classical modernist city, with radial zones spreading out from a city centre where core businesses were located, to a more decentralised, ‘postmodern’ city. But they increasingly move beyond this postmodern perspective, in that the many suburbs are themselves centres of work and industry, and not simply centres of lifestyle and consumption. This article critically reflects upon the contemporary dynamics of the suburbs, and the public discourses that surround their development, in the context of the rise of the creative industries.

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ID Code: 50154
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: creative industries, suburbia, suburbs, suburban, cultural geography
DOI: 10.1177/1367877911433755
ISSN: 1367-8779
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > OTHER LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (209900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 08 May 2012 01:12
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2013 17:56

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