Places of Privilege: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Identities, Change and Resistance
This edited collection, published by Brill, was developed from a series of thematically linked papers presented at the recent CIDRN/IRN conference, ‘Place, Politics and Power’.
Places of Privilege examines dynamics of privilege and power in the construction of place in a period of the rapid social transformation of places, borders and boundaries. Drawing on inter-disciplinary perspectives, the book examines place as a site for the making and re-making of privilege, while considering new meanings of community, and examining spaces for cultural identity and resistance. Chapters point to a range of conceptual resources that can be utilised to produce critical analyses of place-making. As the authors point out, power and privilege shape place but these dynamics are in turn shaped by the specific place based histories and social dynamics within which they are located.
The Community Identity and Displacement Network brings together academic staff from a variety of discipline bases with teaching and research expertise. We provide an education and research training
that reflects the demographic realities of the western region of Melbourne, and place these in a national and global framework.