Cultural Studies Review

Cultural Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, September

'A Kind of Critique That Works by Allegorising': An Interview with Patrick Wright1
NOEL KING: Could we start by having you say something about the book you've just completed?2 I gather it's, at least in part, a history of 'the iron curtain'.PATRICK WRIGHT: I began with the idea of investigating the Iron Curtain as a political metaphor...
Anthropology: A Science of the Non-Event?
Anthropology has been described, Ghassan Hage notes, as a 'science of the nonevent'. 'Some unkind people think anthropology itself is a non-event'.1 The argument goes that by studying the banal facts of everyday life (kinship, cross cousin marriage,...
Churned and Spurned in the Flexible World of Work: A Corporate Narrative
IBM offers him a position as a trainee programmer. If he does well in his training course, and then passes his probationary period, he will become first a Programmer proper, then one day a Senior Programmer ... The hours will be nine to five ... In the...
Critical Proximity
This essay is concerned with the question of the 'distance' and 'proximity' between a view and its description and, in a broader sense, between criticism and the texts of which it speaks. In contrast to the tradition of 'critical distance', I argue for...
Diasporic Hybridity on Australian Screens
Diasporic Hybridity on Australian Screens Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska and Anthony Lambert (eds) Diasporas of Australian Cinema Intellect, Bristol, UK, 2009 ISBN 9781841501970 RRP £19.95, US$40.00The cultural diversity of Australian films, while...
Dreaming of Others: Carpentaria and Its Critics
A nation chants, but we know your story already.Alexis Wright, Carpentaria1Nonknowledge or invisibility is not registered as the wavering and negotiations between two certainties, two meanings or positions, but as the undermining of every certainty,...
Editorial
Ideas of closeness and difference run through cultural studies, in ways marked by the philosophical and disciplinary trajectories that have shaped it.One form of closeness happens when communities are studied from the inside. Richard Hoggart did this...
Fig: Ure It Out: A Creative Psychoanalysis
A tree falls in the forest.The young lady from Ashfield, with the long brown ponytail, used to walk to the gym every day after work. Did so for six months. Then it became too expensive, too crowded, too far. Told this to the young lady from Ashfield,...
Fragments Shored against Ruins: Denis Byrne.s Surface Collection
These fragments I have shored against my ruins.1There is a kind of travel writing that dwells upon cross-cultural interaction and the experience of displacement, those 'crucial sites for an unfinished modernity'.2 Elias Canetti's The Voices of Marrakesh,...
Pain of Extinction: The Death of a Vulture
It will take two days for him to die. The food that he has just eaten has poisoned him. His kidneys will fail, causing a build up of uric acid crystals in his internal organs. These crystals will cut into and kill off the tissues that surround them,...
Publishing and Australian Literature: Crisis, Decline or Transformation?
The golden age of Australian publishing and the promotion of Australian literature, primed by the 1972 Whitlam victory and kept going through the 1980s by the financial largesse associated with the celebration of the 1988 Bicentenary of Australia, is...
Ruminations on Time (2005-2009)
The apocalypse did not occur on schedule. Mind you, since the apocalypse has never occurred as predicted, this is not new. What is new is that this time, for the first time, every single inhabitant of Western culture had been primed, as it were, to expect-something....
Sacrificing Steve: How I Killed the Crocodile Hunter
There has been a long campaign claiming that in a changed world and in a changed Australia, the values and symbols of old Australia are exclusive, oppressive and irrelevant. The campaign does not appear to have succeeded.1Let's begin this paper with...
Tendrils of Memory: A Journey through Vietnam's Landscape
The noise of the whirling fan and the silent flicker of the television screen, still turned on but with its audio off, gave a purposeful beat to the melodic tones of the mandolin. Not a four-stringed Dan Ty Ba, the traditional mandolin known in Vietnam...
The Invention of Creativity: The Emergence of a Discourse
There are few English nouns that have generated such relentlessly good publicity as the word 'creativity'. It is increasingly found scattered across the literature of the arts and sciences, industry, business management, information technology, education...
The Return of Richard Hoggart
Richard Hoggart The Uses of Literacy Penguin, Harmondsworth, 2009 ISBN 9780141191584 RRP £10.99Sue Owen (ed.) Richard Hoggart and Cultural Studies Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2008 ISBN 9780230545458 RRP $140.00As Stuart Hall argues in Sue Owen's Richard Hoggart...
The Somerton Man: An Unsolved History
At dawn on a December morning in 1948, the corpse of a man was discovered lying propped up against the seawall of Somerton Beach in Adelaide, South Australia. He had apparently been there all night. Legs outstretched, feet crossed, his head bent slightly...
Transactions in Desire: Media Imaginings of Narcotics and Terrorism in Indonesia
But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slantedDown the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!A savage place! as holy and enchantedAs e'er beneath a waning moon was hauntedBy woman wailing for her demon-lover!Samuel Coleridge, 'Kubla Khan'There's also an...
Walking to Work: Community and Contact
To write is to touch, share, appear: writing is therefore an expression of community.1-MOVING HOUSEFor a long time I have been thinking about moving house. I never really intended to stay this long where I am, settled. A place of comfortable familiarity-I...
Women, New Music and the Composition of Becomings
Outmoded patterns of thought, to invoke Deleuze, plague the practices and discourses of 'new' classical music.1 Such a claim may seem absurd given 'new' music has earned a reputation for being unorthodox, experimental and subversive, and characterised...
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