Title

Sing me Byron Bay

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Satchell, KM 2012, 'Sing me Byron Bay', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 249-259.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2012.645527

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The stories of everyday life traverse the crossroads of perception and experience. They give voice to the inner contours of a reflected cosmos whose whirls they follow. They undulate with the moving world in which they seek to live, survive and know intimacy. Stories are the navigations of people whose vulnerabilities plumb unknown depths, whose sea anchors seek to moderate the tumultuous events and circumstances of life. On occasion, they surf as a slide of supreme pleasure. The narratives they follow and the spaces they embody are critical to any understanding of the conditions of everyday life, including the daily life of academics. In the context of this paper, creative research practice offers an emergent form of cultural studies, engaging the world in more descriptive and speculative terms.