Australian Left Review

Authors

Gay Hawkins

Abstract

In this supplement ALR presents four studies of cultural developments at the local level. 'Local' is a difficult term to pin down in the era of global communications and cultural industries. The more we hear about how many billions of people around the world shared the World Cup soccer or royal wedding, the more insignificant appear those cultural practices that are bounded by local spaces and attachments. Yet, for most of us, many of our cultural pleasures are primarily focused around the street, local shopping centre or backyard.

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