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This paper explores how musical performance and expression catalyse rural cultural resourcefulness amidst uncertainty and change. We describe and then challenge conceptions of rural vulnerability and resilience amidst substantial social, environmental and economic change. Rural populations are...

Author(s)
Gibson, C.; Gordon, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Rural Studies, 2018, 63, pp 259-270
Abstract

Since the 1990s, creative industries have been promoted as sources of economic growth and investment, and as remedies for urban and regional decline. We focus on creative industries through a global restructuring lens, revisiting Fagan and Webber's 1994 Global Restructuring: The Australian...

Author(s)
Gibson, C.; Warren, A.
Publisher
Taylor and Francis, London, UK
Citation
Australian Geographer, 2018, 49, 3, pp 455-467
Abstract

Event management research increasingly recognizes place embeddedness as critical to success. Less well understood is the significance of the festivals and events sector in places suffering from environmental crises. A major empirical survey of 480 festivals in rural Australia, conducted in 2008 at...

Author(s)
Gibson, C.; Connell, J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2015, 19, 4, pp 445-459
Abstract

This paper seeks to explore creative practice in an Australian country town, and in so doing, to unsettle market-orientated interpretations of creativity that privilege the urban. Instead of focusing on creative practice as a means to develop industries, we focus on how creativity is a means to...

Author(s)
Waitt, G.; Gibson, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Rural Studies, 2013, 30, pp 75-85
Abstract

Surfboard-making is concentrated in regions with vibrant surfing subcultures, suitable waves and sufficient expertise in crafting boards, by hand, to suit prevailing coastal conditions. This article charts the rise of the Gold Coast as Australia's most concentrated cluster of surfboard-making, from ...

Author(s)
Warren, A.; Gibson, C.
Publisher
Taylor and Francis, London, UK
Citation
Australian Geographer, 2013, 44, 4, pp 365-381
Abstract

This paper advances scholarship on 'lesbian and gay rural idylls'. A growing literature examines how 'lesbian and gay rural idylls' are not only produced in opposition to the urban, but are themselves urban constructs. We extend these contentions by exploring the processes of idyllisation suffusing ...

Author(s)
Gorman-Murray, A.; Waitt, G.; Gibson, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Rural Studies, 2012, 28, 1, pp 69-79
Abstract

This article seeks to advance the understanding of the role of alcohol, drinking and drunkenness as an important, if under-researched, element of tourism. In so doing, we work at the intersection of three bodies of writing focused on mundane mobilities; performativities of tourism and geographies...

Author(s)
Jayne, M.; Gibson, C.; Waitt, G.; Valentine, G.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2012, 12, 3, pp 211-231
Abstract

This paper focuses on a case study of local postcard production in a rural community in Western Australia. Drawing on in-depth interviews with key producers of these postcards, the analysis presented explores perceptions of and contexts for the emergence of this production, in turn examining the...

Author(s)
Mayes, R.
Publisher
Taylor and Francis, London, UK
Citation
Australian Geographer, 2010, 41, 1, pp 11-23
Abstract

This article examines cultural industries in Broken Hill - the iconic 'Silver City' of Australian mining in far western NSW - and comes from research funded by arts and regional development agencies during 2006 and 2007. In interviewing and surveying the 'movers and makers' of the local cultural...

Author(s)
Andersen, L.
Publisher
Taylor and Francis, London, UK
Citation
Australian Geographer, 2010, 41, 1, pp 71-85
Abstract

This article examines remoteness and proximity as geographical conditions and metaphors. It stems from a large government-funded research project which sought to examine the extent and uniqueness of the creative industries in Darwin - a small but important city in Australia's tropical Top End...

Author(s)
Gibson, C.; Luckman, S.; Willoughby-Smith, J.
Publisher
Taylor and Francis, London, UK
Citation
Australian Geographer, 2010, 41, 1, pp 25-38

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