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Mapping Migration in Melbourne’s Emotional Cityscapes, 1960s–1980s

Darian-Smith, Kate ORCID: 0000-0001-7773-1205 2021 , 'Mapping Migration in Melbourne’s Emotional Cityscapes, 1960s–1980s', in K Barclay and J Riddle (eds.), Urban Emotions and the Making of the City Interdisciplinary Perspectives , Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 124-142.

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This chapter explores the complexities of emotional attachments to urban spaces in post-World War II Melbourne experienced by non-British migrant communities. It applies a history of the emotions approach to explore the impact of migration, and the responses of migrants, to urban development and cultural change. It firstly examines migrant forms of home-making as achieved through the architectural adaptation of domestic dwellings in Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs, and how this transformed the built environment of the city and contributed to migrant belonging. The chapter then examines the representations of Melbourne in popular locally produced crime drama, how this elicited emotional responses from audiences, and how migrants were depicted in these televisual urban narratives. In conclusion, the chapter considers the emotional repertoires in Melbourne’s migration histories and heritage of the city.

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Authors/Creators:Darian-Smith, Kate
Publisher: Routledge
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