Sociology and Anthropology Seminar
Thursday, 14 August 2014, 04:00 pm — Thursday, 14 August 2014, 05:00 pm
|Location||W301a, Behavioural Sciences Building, Callaghan campus, University of Newcastle|
|Contact||Caragh.Brosnan@newcastle.edu.au or Georgina.Ramsay@newcastle.edu.au|
As part of the School of Humanities and Social Science Sociology and Anthropology seminar series, Dr David Farrugia will present, 'Rural Youth Subjectivities in Late Modernity: Situated Narratives and Affective Intensities'.
In late modernity, rural youth are positioned as peripheral both to the economic and cultural dynamics of global capitalism, and to the dominant theoretical preoccupations of sociology.
Addressing this trend, this seminar draws on research conducted with young people in regional Victoria to explore the spatio-temporal dimensions of rural youth subjectivities.
The aim is to provide a re-located account of young people's identities, acknowledging the theoretical challenges presented by 'globalisation' whilst exploring the significance of place for young people positioned as 'peripheral' due to growing up in a 'disadvantaged' regional community.
The seminar discusses the situated desires and personal investments articulated by young people developing an orientation towards their futures, as well as how young people's intensive, embodied experiences of themselves emerges from affective relations to space.
Highlighting the impact of metrocentric cultural distinctions, and the productive limits of embodied subjectivity in different spaces and places, the seminar presents a spatialised analysis of rural young people as 'peripheral' youth.
Dr David Farrugia is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science and a member of the Newcastle Youth Studies Research Group.
All welcome! This is a free public event. Afternoon tea will be provided.