Sticky places: temporality, affect and gender in Australian country towns

Hickey-Moody, A and Kenway, J 2017, 'Sticky places: temporality, affect and gender in Australian country towns' in Catherine Driscoll, Kate Darian-Smith, David Nichols (ed.) Cultural Sustainability in Rural Communities: Rethinking Australian Country Towns, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 137-151.


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Title Sticky places: temporality, affect and gender in Australian country towns
Author(s) Hickey-Moody, A
Kenway, J
Year 2017
Title of book Cultural Sustainability in Rural Communities: Rethinking Australian Country Towns
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication United Kingdom
Editor(s) Catherine Driscoll, Kate Darian-Smith, David Nichols
Start page 137
End page 151
Subjects Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Summary In outlining the aims of new materialism, Diana Coole and Samantha Frost emphasise its engagement with the possibility of matter having agency. They write: New materialists are attracted to forms of vitalism that refuse [distinctions between live and dead matter]. . . . They often discern emergent, generative powers (or agentive capacities) even within inorganic matter, and they generally eschew the distinction between organic and inorganic, or animate and inanimate, at the ontological level. 1 In this chapter, we build on this re- engagement with matter's agentive possibilities, stressing that any such agency must be clearly located in time and space. Drawing on data from an Australian Research Council funded study titled 'Country Boys in Uncertain Times and Places' (1999-2001), which we have theorised in other ways elsewhere, in this chapter we consider possibilities for a feminist new materialist, or vitalist, reading of this early data on boys' belonging in rural communities.
Copyright notice © 2017 selection and editorial matter, Catherine Driscoll, Kate Darian- Smith and David Nichols; individual chapters, the contributors
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