Cultural Studies Review

Cultural Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, September

A Decade of Work from Meaghan Morris
a decade of work from meaghan morris MEAGHAN MORRIS Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture Sage, London, 2006 ISBN 9780761961161 RRP $39.95 (pb)Meaghan Morris is officially an icon in Australian cultural studies, since her career has been...
Beyond Borders
beyond borders BOB HODGE AND JOHN O'CARROLL Borderwork in Multicultural Australia Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2006 ISBN 9781741146806 RRP $35 (pb)Asylum seeking, migration and multiculturalisrn have remained firmly in the Australian media spotlight...
Bringing Indigenous Religion into Focus
bringing indigenous religion into focus MAX CHARLESWORTH, FRANCHISE DUSSART AND HOWARD MORPHY (EDS) Aboriginal Religions in Australia: An Anthology of Recent Writings Ashgate, London, 2005 ISBN 0754651282 RRP US $99.95 (hb)I'm not usually a fan of reprint...
Culture & Pedagogy: On the Popular Art of Reviewing Popular Art
- CULTURAL STUDIES AND 'THE POPULAR'Today cultural studies is regularly credited (or charged) with having challenged and transformed a once-dominant, unreflective concept of 'mass culture' which sought to depict popular cultural forms as politically...
Discomforting Delights
discomforting delights SARAH AHMED Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others Duke University Press, Durham & London, 2006 ISBN 0822339145 RRP US $21.95(pb)The title of Sarah Ahmed's Queer Phenomenology hints at the ambiguity of the word...
Editorial
'Slight Anthropologies' has been plucked from Gabrielle Fletcher's challenging and absorbing example of new writing to become the connective tag for this issue. In many surprising ways the essays in this collection evoke an idea of the human as a fragile...
John Howard's Body
People consider themselves put under an obligation as much by the benefits they confer as by those they receive.Machiavelli- PART ONE-MY BROTHER JACK1.'Under us, the views of all particular interests will be assessed against the national interest and...
Knowing the Country
Between 2000 and 2005 I travelled from Melbourne to South Australian outback opal mining town Coober Pedy many times. Sometimes I went by bus, sometimes by car. I got to know the road. We passed salt lakes, sparse scrub, lines of trees that signified...
Mixed Feelings
mixed feelings KAY MILTON AND MARUSKA SVASEK (EDS) Mixed Emotions: Anthropological Studies of Feeling Berg, Oxford and New York, 2005 ISBN 9781845200794RRP 15.95(pb)This collection of essays aims to introduce students of anthropology to that discipline's...
Poetry as Means of Dialogue in Court Spaces
As one dedicated to 'openness' in public architecture, I see courts as places of communication and exchange more than as places of control. I have written on surveillance (including an experimental novel Genre, a three-hundred-and-thirty-page paragraph...
Postshamanism (1999)
For Mick2.One of these nights I am going to sit at my wooden desk and I will recall that other night in which I met Liberato and Jacobo and some of the events that have happened since. And I will write down the words that you are reading at this instant.'It...
Relationscapes: How Contemporary Aboriginal Art Moves beyond the Map
- THREE EXAMPLES1.Mina Mina (Dorothy Napangardi Robinson, 2005) measures almost two metres in height (198 × 122 cm). Black on white, its white emergent through the black dots, it encourages us to look-across, to move-with the fragile dotted lines that...
Slight Anthropologies
- I.Inside the metaphor of nothing, something struggles to get out. The Dreaming made it so.- II.On the eleventh of November 1614, a cartographer clambered aboard the Eendracht, bound for Batavia by way of the Great South Land. When he unpacked his belongings,...
Taking Them Back: Archival Media in Arnhem Land Today
The layering of histories that gives places their meaning is especially pronounced at Kabulwarnamyo, an outstation on the Arnhem Land Plateau in northern Australia. Sited on an ancient camping ground, its present incarnation as a place of residence dates...
The Belsunce Case: Judgment, Uptake, Genre
- I.The following reads Lyotard in relation to the coverage of a controversial homicide case begun in Argentina in 2002.l Rather than taking up Lyotard explicitly in terms of aesthetics,2 I try to show how Lyotard matters in relation to genre, reading...
The Kingsbury Tales
- THE KINGSBURY TALES: FOR ONCE, THEY GET IT RIGHTMaster Cylinder SlavePlanetary SystemGrease NipplesAnd it is here that my interpretation made them all laugh:An English grease nipple equalsA Chinese yellow oil mouthBut Mr David got the hang of itFor...
The Micropolitics of Slow Living
the micropolitics of slow living WENDY PARKINS AND GEOFFREY CRAIG Slow Living University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2006 ISBN 0868409871 RRP $32.95 (pb)In his 1987 book Time Wars, Jeremy Rifkin heralds the arrival of a new kind of politics. No...
Trace Evidence: The Uncertainty of the Real
A matinee jacket. A bike with a spinning wheel. A set of car keys. A wind-cheater. The mundane traces of those who vanish. Ordinary objects forced to function as a synecdoche for the person, a stand-in for the Real. For they are the emblems of trauma,...
Unaustralia: Strangeness and Value1
I begin with a story. This one happened to a friend of friends. Similar things are happening to friends of your friends, right across Australia.A Sydney businessman-I'll call him K., but don't confuse him with the hero of a novel by Kafka or Coetzee,...
Writing, with, T/error: And Calling on the Body of an Artist
A friend told a story about souvenirs. A difficult story Discomfiting. Raw. About ash and death and small vials of both that were sold on the streets of New York in what followed a colossal collapse, a 'catastrophe of immense proportions'. Another time,...
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