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Master planned and active lifestyles developments in Australia: gerotopian dream or dystopian nightmare?
Bosman, C and Jacobs, K, Master planned and active lifestyles developments in Australia: gerotopian dream or dystopian nightmare?, Suburbia in the 21st Century: From Dreamscape to Nightmare?, Routledge, PJ Maginn and KB Anacker (ed), London, UK, pp. 40-55. ISBN 9781138185913 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]
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In Australia, Master Planned Communities (MPCs) and Active Lifestyle Developments (ALDs) have often been promoted as the pinnacle of the ‘great Australian dream’ of homeownership. This chapter explores the seductiveness of these two forms of ‘suburban ways of living’. Drawing on Foucauldian notions of governmentality and psychoanalytical understandings of identity, this chapter adopts a critical stance on how both political actors and developers have appropriated homeownership and packaged MPCS and ALDs as suburban idylls in an effort to assuage the concerns of the elderly. This is explored by an analysis of two Australian case studies located in Adelaide (South Australia) and Brisbane (Queensland).
|Item Type:||Research Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||housing, older Australians, master planned communities|
|Research Division:||Human Society|
|Research Field:||Urban sociology and community studies|
|Objective Division:||Law, Politics and Community Services|
|Objective Group:||Community services|
|Objective Field:||Homelessness and housing services|
|UTAS Author:||Jacobs, K (Professor Keith Jacobs)|
|Deposited By:||Office of the School of Social Sciences|
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