Events from 28 April, 2015
30th April, 20153.00 - 5.00 pm
Department Seminar: ‘Anti-social’ behaviour, lived security and indigenous-settler forms of belonging in Alice Springs town
Abstrct: Regional service towns in settler nations such as Australia are especially rich, but often overlooked, urban settings for exploring how forms of difference and relations among indigenous and non-indigenous people from a diversity of backgrounds are reorganised and transformed. Based on ongoing research in Alice Springs, Central Australia, this paper develops the analytical concepts of ‘belonging’ and ‘lived security’ in order to disentangle shared and divergent understandings and actions in relation to the hotly debated topic of ‘anti-social behaviour’ in town.