Critical Arts

This cultural studies journal focuses on international regional issues, including future plans to cover the Indian Ocean Rim and Aboriginal issues.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, March

Alter-Egos: Cultural and Media Studies
Abstract A periodised case study is offered of a number of engagements undertaken by the Centre for Communication, Media and Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, between 1985 and 2012, in facilitating resistance, policy, development and...
A Way with Nature: Notes on Methodology
Abstract This essay inquires into the status of the category of nature in contemporary critical theory of culture, as well as the possible environmental consequences of the interpretation of nature representations. By introducing environmental issues...
Into the Borderlands: Unruly Pedagogy, Tactile Theory and the Decolonising Nation
Abstract Modern Australia has been defined as an immigrant nation, a settler society that is located in the South and yet is problematically, ontologically and epistemologically oriented towards the North. Australia's colonial experience and trauma--far...
Pastoral in Palestine: A Literary/political Travelogue
Abstract This essay offers an appraisal and critique of some aspects of the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem and the West Bank, in the form of a first-person narrative of the author's experiences while teaching at Al-Quds University during the spring...
Privileged Migration: American Undergraduates, Study Abroad, Academic Tourism
Abstract American undergraduates are increasingly engaging in educational study abroad programmes. This article examines and explains the trends in international university education from the perspective of a former faculty member at Northeastern...
Teaching Disruption: Reflections from a Johannesburg Classroom
Abstract This article discusses the author's experience of planning and teaching a course titled 'Cultural Citizenship' to undergraduate students at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The course was designed in the anti-capitalist...
The Politics of Curriculum and Pedagogy: Teaching Cultural Studies in North East India
Abstract The emergence of cultural studies in the North East of India makes for interesting reading. North East India, with its polyvocal realities entranced in its ethnic diversities, ethnic strifes, internal displacement of people and migration...
Tribute to the Late Professor Aggrey Brown
Critical Arts deeply regrets the passing of former Editorial Board member, Professor Aggrey Brown. Former Director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) and late Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the Mona...
Unruly Pedagogies; Migratory Interventions: Unsettling Cultural Studies
This special edition of Critical Arts arose from the interchange between affect and institution. We wagered that Mieke Bal's (2007a: 23) notion of a 'migratory aesthetics' might be a productive way of revisiting the cultural studies classroom as a...