Writing Noosa's beach: travellers' narratives and modernity

Osbaldiston, Nick (2020) Writing Noosa's beach: travellers' narratives and modernity. In: Ellison, Elizabeth, and Brien, Donna, (eds.) Writing the Australian Beach: local site, global idea. Palgrave, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 109-123.

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Abstract

In this chapter, the writings of travelers to the Noosa beach are analysed using Smith's (1999) theory of place. Here, Frye's (1957) literary critique which makes use of the methodological tool known as themes of ascent and descent is employed in the reading of place. Using historical writings that colourfully annotate adventures to Noosa especially in the 1890s, the chapter demonstrates that the beach here was narrated as something to escape to from modernity. However, as time has progressed, these writings have perhaps sparked the decline in value of Noosa for some writers.

Item ID: 62412
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-030-35264-6
Keywords: Cultural sociology; Noosa; Place; Beach; Sacred.
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Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 01:21
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 70%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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