Popular Cultures and Social Change: Case Studies from Rural Queensland (2004–2007)

Two APAI students will study patterns of popular cultural participation and performance in rural/regional Queensland based on selected case studies. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the Queensland Museum and the State Library of Queensland. Two independent but complementary PhD topics will analyse contrasting forms of popular culture and contrasting rural/regional places across periods of major social change in the 1960s-70s and 1990s-present. The research will examine the major dynamics affecting old and new forms of popular culture in rural/regional Queensland and the role of popular cultures in identity and community building
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council