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Geographies of Exclusion (1995): David Sibley

Geographies of exclusion (1995): David Sibley
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In order to understand the problem of exclusion in modern society, we need a cultural reading of space, what we might term an ‘anthropology of space’, which emphasizes the rituals of spatial organization. We need to see the sacred which is embodied in spatial boundaries. (Sibley, 1995: 72)

Introduction

The cover of Geographies of Exclusion (subtitled Society and Difference in the West) is a striking black and white photo entitled ‘Woolloomooloo Girl’ by the renowned fashion photographer, Henry Talbot. Yet it is clear this is not from a fashion shoot. Taken in an inner city suburb of Sydney in the 1950s, it is of young girl, her hair matted and lank, her clothes simple and plain, ...

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