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Author Wiesel, Ilan, author
Title Power, glamour and angst : inside Australia' elite neighbourhoods / by Ilan Wiesel
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xv, 202 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series The contemporary city
Contemporary city
Note 1. Polarisation -- 2. Prestige -- 3. Networks -- 4. Diversity -- 5. Mobilisations -- 6. Densification -- 7. Thoroughfare -- 8. Contradictions
Power, Glamour and Angst is about the social and cultural life of three Australian neighbourhoods - Toorak (Melbourne), Mosman (Sydney) and Cottesloe (Perth) - which are home to some of the nation's wealthiest and most powerful citizens. The book explores how living in these neighbourhoods shapes the lifestyles, social networks and status of Australia's elites. The book explores the everyday rituals through which residents produce their neighbourhood's status. It maps residents' social networks and exposes the local institutions - including schools and sports or social clubs - in which access to such high-powered networks is granted or withheld. Power, Glamour and Angst examines how the collective social and cultural capitals of elite neighbourhoods are mobilised towards varied objectives, from initiation of business connections and opportunities, through to opposition against unwanted development or traffic, both sources of ongoing angst. Deeply conservative and resistant to change at their core, despite their wealth and power these communities have not always been successful in fully repressing external pressures. In the 21st century Australian city, even elite neighbourhoods must learn to adapt to population growth, urban densification and increased cultural diversity
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- Australia
Neighborhoods -- Australia
Sociology, Urban -- Australia
Australia -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Mosman (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions
Cottesloe (W.A.) -- Social conditions
Toorak (Vic.) -- Social conditions
Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns)
Human Geography
Urban Studies/Sociology
Cultural Anthropology
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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