Frigid flows: Containment and excess in the sociospatial production of studentification in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand

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Abstract

Residential students at the University of Otago in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand have a notorious reputation for vandalism, rubbish, offensively themed parties and flat names, and the excretion of bodily fluids over private and public properties. In this article, I examine how the consumption of alcohol creates flows of bodies and waste across spaces in Dunedin that contribute to particular kinds of management practices constitutive of studentification near the University of Otago. The geographies of studentification in Dunedin are produced by student excess and overflow as well as attempts to fortify the fluvial dimensions of student culture by University and municipal authorities. This mutually productive process of flow and containment reaffirms the sociospatial practices of studentification, leading to renewed cycles of excess and containment that sediment rather than transform student-city relations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages4
JournalLo Squaderno
Volume52
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

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