(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Competing perceptions of the rural idyll : responses to threats from coal seam gas development in Gloucester, NSW, Australia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SHERVAL M. (1) ; HARDIMAN K. (1) ;
(1) Univ. of Newcastle, Callaghan, AUSTRALIE


This article examines competing perceptions of the rural idyll and responses to threats from coal seam gas development in Gloucester, NSW, Australia. It shows that powerful and competing discourses over land use threaten not only the sustainability of the region but the integrity of its sense of place, centred on community, rurality, agricultural production and confrontation of risk from mining. The different discourses of local groups such as ‘tree-changers’, established residents and farmers conflict with those of external organisations such as the State government and mining/CSG companies which envisage Gloucester as a ‘balanced’ space of co-existence and position it as a new node in the carbon supply chain


Article of periodic

published at : Australian Geographer / ISSN 0004-9182

Editor : Geographical Society of New South Wales, Sydney - AUSTRALIE (1928)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 45, no2 [pp. 185-203]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 cartes, 1 phot.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00049182.2014.899028

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