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Title Young people and the shaping of public space in Melbourne, 1870-1914 / by Simon Sleight.
Imprint Burlington : Ashgate, 2013.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource.
Series Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present
Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Cities and towns -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.) -- History.
Public spaces -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.) -- History.
Youth -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.) -- History.
Victoria -- Melbourne.
Genre History.
Contents List of illustrations -- Abbreviations, conversion factors and use of spelling -- Foreword / by Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor Graeme Davison -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Growing up with the city -- The metropolitan youthscape : making space and seeking autonomy -- Getting and spending : the world of outdoor work and the beginnings of the youth market -- Interstitial acts : urban space and the larrikin repertoire -- "For the sake of effect" : youth on display and the politics of performance -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Bibliography.
Summary Using turn-of-the-century Melbourne as a prime historical location for investigating the relationship between a discourse of youth, youthful experience and the shaping of new urban spaces, Simon Sleight examines the uses of public space for purposes of play, street work, consumerism, courtship, gang-related activities and civic parades. A dynamic youth culture is revealed, flourishing in city spaces well before the arrival of the 'teenager' as a popular concern in the mid-twentieth century.
Other Title Print version: Sleight, Simon. Young people and the shaping of public space in Melbourne, 1870-1914. Burlington : Ashgate, 2013 9781409432449