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Young people and the shaping of urban space in Melbourne, 1870-1914

Author: Simon Sleight
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate, 2013.
Series: Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Using turn-of-the-century Melbourne as a prime historical location for investigating the relationship between a discourse of youth, youthful experience and the shaping of new urban spaces, Simon  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Sleight
ISBN: 9781409432449 1409432440 1409432459 9781409432456 9781472402899 1472402898
OCLC Number: 813859973
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Growing up with the city; The metropolitan youthscape: making space and seeking autonomy; Getting and spending: the world of outdoor work and the beginnings of the youth market; Interstitial acts: urban space and the larrikin repertoire; 'For the sake of effect': youth on display and the politics of performance; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present
Responsibility: Simon Sleight.


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'"Marvellous Melbourne", a precocious new world city of the late nineteenth century, is the site for this rich and acute study of how young people carved out their own spaces in the urban outdoors. Read more...

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