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ERIC Number: EJ871805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0743-0167
Doing Cultural Work: Local Postcard Production and Place Identity in a Rural Shire
Mayes, Robyn
Journal of Rural Studies, v26 n1 p1-11 Jan 2010
Studies of place construction in the rural studies literature have largely privileged the role of professionals over that of local lay actors. This paper contributes to redressing this imbalance through a critical case-study of lay postcard production in a rural shire. Drawing on original, qualitative research conducted in the Shire of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia, including in-depth interviews with key participants, the analysis focuses on this lay production--undertaken in the main by women--as cultural work. By emphasizing the work of making the postcards along with the cultural work these postcards achieve, this examination foregrounds intersections of material and imagined ruralities. In the process, this study highlights the complexity and importance of this lay contribution to place identity, particularly as positioned within what may be considered rural cultural work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia