Understanding Port Melbourne: accounting for, and interrupting, social order in an Australian suburb
AuthorPahor, Tracey Michelle
AffiliationSchool of Social and Political Sciences
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Document TypePhD thesis
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2016 Dr. Tracey Michelle Pahor
Any account of a place or people relies on the imposition of order. I present an ethnographic account of Port Melbourne configured in three parts, using the work of Jacques Rancière. First, the material and social geography demonstrate that spatial orders are always underpinned by social order. Second, stories and characters from the suburb reveal such order to only ever be imposed, not inherent. Third, the imposition of order, even when underpinned by the most principled policy commitments, imposes inequality.
Keywordscommunity studies; ethnography; Jacques Rancière; local government; public policy; politics; Port Melbourne
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