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The electronic, open access copy of my dissertation, Understanding Port Melbourne: Accounting for and interrupting social order in a suburb, is now available online at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/112445.
The space described in this post is not in Port Melbourne, but rather an academic conference. This year I attended my first Australian Anthropological Society annual conference. What happened after the last panel for the conference resonated strongly with my … Continue reading
I look down at my drink; I do not want to look too eager. Would she have initiated this conversation if she did not want me to come back to her place? Would it be too ‘forward’ of me if … Continue reading
I am at that stage in my PhD project of setting the administrative wheels in processes for submitting my dissertation. This is what I say my thesis is: Understanding Port Melbourne: Accounting for, and interrupting, social order in an Australian … Continue reading
For our weekly volunteer shift, a few times I happened to arrive at the building at the same time as this particular volunteer. Even before she had her walker, this volunteer would use the ramp that snaked back and forward, … Continue reading
This is not a story from fieldwork in Port Melbourne, but it does get at some of the themes I look at in my research. I used to get to see Arthur when he came to visit where I worked. … Continue reading