Space and Place: Social Exclusion in Australia's Suburban Heartlands

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Title Space and Place: Social Exclusion in Australia's Suburban Heartlands
Author Baum, Scott; Gleeson, Brendan James
Journal Name Urban Policy & Research
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Abstract As a prolonged period of Australian prosperity ends, attention has now begun to turn to the likely impacts of a severe economic downturn. The pain of recession is unlikely to be evenly distributed across the population or across space. Not that the previous economic good fortune was evenly spread across society. It is, therefore, expected that a new layer of socio-economic stress will be laid over existing patterns of social and spatial disparity. In this context, questions of deprivation and social exclusion are an important ongoing concern. Deprivation and social exclusion are operative at a number of levels of society. Neo-liberal thought and policy has been directed at the level of the individual. However, space and place are also important, as spatially concentrated disadvantage has structural consequences for both individual fortunes and the broader social fabric. This article considers the spatial distribution of disadvantage across our major metropolitan regions and considers potential approaches to address social exclusion in our suburban heartlands
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 28
Issue Number 2
Page from 135
Page to 159
ISSN 0811-1146
Date Accessioned 2010-05-18
Language en_AU
Research Centre Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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