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A Sociology of Place in Australia

Farming, Change and Lived Experience

Authors: Baker, Claire

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  • Provides a fine-grained historical and sociological account of the impact of shifts in the policies of the Australian state and the internationalization of its economy at the micro-level of actors’ experience and of the dilemmas that macro-level changes pose in their daily lives
  • Enriches our understanding of the material and localized effects of the political and economic processes that have shaped the contemporary world, and which are at the centre of contemporary debate across the social and historical sciences
  • Uses intimate firsthand accounts to offer a uniquely grounded and authentic work
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This book weaves a social, economic and cultural history of Australia with rare first-hand accounts of the lived experience of change related to farming and agriculture. It provides a rich sociology of how living on the land has changed throughout Australia’s history. The book investigates the complex effects of the state on everyday life, using an historical agricultural case study of place to explore long-running sociohistorical processes of change examined through both a macro and micro sociological lens. This provides a multi-faceted perspective from which to examine economic, social and cultural transformations in each of these contexts and change is examined through multiple sites of expression: public policy and the role of the state; colonial processes of dispossession; social and cultural systems of value; economic change and its consequences; farming practices and lived experience; neoliberalism and globalisation and their social impacts; community decline and trends toward corporate and foreign land ownership. Each of these transformations impact upon lived experience and everyday life and this book provides grounded insight into exactly this relationship and process.

著者について

Dr Claire Baker is an academic, social researcher and author, currently appointed as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Social Dimensions of Farming at Southern Cross University in association with the Australian Government-funded Soils CRC, and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New England.

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​“Baker has written a closely observed and perceptive study of profound transformations in rural Australia since World War Two as soldier settler family farms have been replaced by capital-intensive agribusinesses. She explores the dynamic interplay between state policy and lived experience, showing that, in the final analysis, it is the state that calls the shots.” (Emeritus Professor Judith Brett, La Trobe University)
“Baker presents a vivid and original account of land, livelihood, and loss in rural Australia, working in the tradition of Karl Polanyi to trace intricate connections between sociohistorical transformations, shifting state policies, and the changing rhythms of everyday life.” (Professor Jamie Peck, University of British Columbia) “A thoughtfully crafted and perceptively argued exposé of life on the land, Baker’s book blends personal insights and socio-historical events in tracing Indigenous dispossession, soldier settlement, family farming, and government policy in the making of rural Australia. The author is to be congratulated for delivering a fascinating and provocative account of agrarian transformation—one making a major contribution to rural sociology and the sociology of place.” (Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrence, University of Queensland) “Baker has written a beautiful study of place that illuminates the complex configurations of people and landscape in rural Australia. It’s intellectually profound analysis of the social construction of rural land use is informed by deep and heartfelt narratives of people’s everyday realities. Their voices are the vines that stretch across the latticework of her theory. This is a book that both informs and delights.” (Professor Bill Pritchard, University of Sydney) “A tour de force. Anyone who wants to understand the ‘tragic separation between the City and the Land’ in contemporary Australia should read Baker’s beautifully told economic and social history.” (Emeritus Professor Michael Pusey, FASSA, University of New South Wales) “If Australia was the creation of a genocidal settler colonialism, how did the final acts of elimination play out? In Claire Baker’s meticulously documented book we learn of how the ‘brown land’ of New South Wales’ Liverpool Plains was annexed for White Australia, in part through a soldier settlement programme. In some especially engaging chapters of this fine book, Baker reveals how the last remaining aboriginal inhabitants were driven from their now-thoroughly-fenced land, and she explores in detail the fundamental economic and symbolic roles played by agriculture and agrarianism in this process of violent dispossession and erasure.” (Gareth Dale, Brunel University London)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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イーブック ¥10,295
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • ISBN 978-981-336-240-6
  • ウォーターマーク付、 DRMフリー
  • ファイル形式: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
ハードカバー ¥12,869
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • ISBN 978-981-336-239-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Sociology of Place in Australia
Book Subtitle
Farming, Change and Lived Experience
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
イーブック ISBN
978-981-336-240-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-6240-6
ハードカバー ISBN
978-981-336-239-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 320
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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