Cultural Studies Review

Cultural Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, March

Against Amateur Economies: Spec Work Competitions and the Anti-Spec Movement
The rise and rise of the amateur cultural producer has been greeted with a spectacular amount of celebratory rhetoric, in both popular and academic writing.1 Despite some criticisms of amateur participation in cultural economies-because it results in...
A More Lovingly Made World
Took my kids to Maker Faire, which describes itself as 'a two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.'1 It was basically in the parking lot of the Hall of Science, near where...
Aunty Sylvie's Sponge: Foodmaking, Cookbooks and Nostalgia
Why does foodmaking matter? Largely because it holds within it so much of everyday life, thought and activity across time, place and generation. This article explores women's embodied foodmaking knowledge as 'thoughtful practice' with a pinch of 'anxious...
Complex and Troublesome Relations
Complex and Troublesome Relations Dan Hunter, Ramon Lobato, Megan Richardson and Julian Thomas (eds) Amateur Media: Social, Cultural and Legal Perspectives Routledge, Oxford, 2012 ISBN 9780415782654 RRP £85.00Amateur Media is a very relevant book that...
Cultural Studies and Food Sovereignty: Afterword
The discourse on food in the First World or Global North is generally split in two. A binary of panic versus pleasure asks: is food safe for the children, will it make for an enjoyable holiday or evening out, and how can one survive the dross and share...
Eating the Vernacular, Being Cosmopolitan
-INTRODUCTIONBelonging is never simple. Many of us have multiple affiliations, perhaps speak many languages and possibly value our world citizenship more highly than our local attachments. And we may also always feel the outsider in our own family culture...
Editorial
This issue of Cultural Studies Review features two 'special issues'; on 'Food Cultures' and 'Amateur Economies'. The editors of each section, Jean Duruz and Isabelle de Solier, and Caroline Hamilton, Greg Fuller and Kirsten Seale respectively, have both...
Exemplary Amateurism: Thoughts on DIY Urbanism
A blog entry by the futurist Bruce Sterling for the US technology magazine Wired, dated 12 July 2009, profiled the Australian urban renewal project Renew Newcastle. Sterling described the project as 'favela chic', a term he introduced earlier that month...
False Economy?
False Economy? Ross Perlin Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy Verso, London, 2012 ISBN 9781844678830 RRP $29.99It should be stated from the outset that Ross Perlin's Intern Nation, the 'first book- length analysis...
Food Cultures: Introduction
Food is central to everyday life. It is not only on our tables daily, but also on our television screens. It is the domain of the celebrity chef and the home cook, as well as the home cook with celebrity aspirations. Our relationship to food, to its...
Living and Labouring as a Music Writer
I attended gigs most weeks while studying at university. I was happy to remain a punter until around May, June 2007. A band called Cog played at The Tivoli. After the show, I read a review on FasterLouder.com.au which was poorly-written and factually...
Making the Self in a Material World: Food and Moralities of Consumption
Food is increasingly central to consumer culture. From fine dining restaurants to farmers' markets, stainless steel kitchenware to celebrity chef cookbooks, a stylish array of culinary commodities are on offer for fashioning our identities. Yet this...
Migrant Cuisine, Critical Regionalism and Gastropoetics
This essay is mainly based around two sentences from Nadeem Alslams 2004 novel Maps for Lost Lovers. One sentence is long and rhapsodic, though with a nonrhapsodic sting in its tail; the other is short and humdrum, though highly aromatic. But before...
Parody: Affective Registers, Amateur Aesthetics and Intellectual Property
Chris Fowler: One of the amusing things about Twitter is that they have these pseudo accounts, these parody accounts, Pseudo Fed. Very funny.John McEnroe: You mean fake guys pretending to be these guys?CF: Correct.JM: Why is that funny? Shouldnt they...
Representing Affects and Non-Representational Media Theory
Representing Affects and Non-Representational Media Theory Dan Fleming and Damion Sturm Media, Masculinities, and the Machine: F1, Transformers, and Fantasizing Technology at its Limits Continuum, New York, 2011 ISBN: 9781441115546 (hb); 9781623565114...
Stuffed Turkey and Pumpkin Pie: In, through and out of American Contexts
Tell me what you eat and I l l tell you who you are is a Brillat-Savarin quotation that is often interpreted by scholars as tell me what and how you eat and I l l tell you how your society is organised and given meaning. This implies that the study of...
Symbolic Amateurs: On the Discourse of Amateurism in Contemporary Media Culture
It feels a little bit like were amateurs, it is because we are. Everyone is an amateur in this business.1 These were the words Julian Assange used to describe the operations of Wikileaks to the New Yorker in 2010, just weeks after the whistleblowing...
Tastes of the 'Mongrel' City: Geographies of Memory, Spice, Hospitality and Forgiveness
Injera is an Ethiopian flat bread ... usually made from ... teff... a cereal grain widely grown in Ethiopia for human consumption, but in other countries as fodder ... Teffflour is not readily available in Western shops ... [but resourceful expatriate...
The Aura of the Analogue in a Digital Age: Women's Crafts, Creative Markets and Home-Based Labour after Etsy
At a time when the success of the Etsy website and the Cath Kidston label (among others) marks out a space where women's home-based crafts practice is elevated from the local market to the high street, this article examines the renewed popularity of...
Towards an Archaeology of 'Know-How'
Rob didn't come at Gray Horse all at once; it had to evolve to get up here. That meant sending walking scouts. And some of those scouts go caught. Some of those got taken apart and put back together again. Gray Horse Army prefers to fight with captured...
Working with Amateur Labour: Between Culture and Economy
The theme of this special issue emerged out of a panel organised by the issue editors for the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) annual conference in 2010. In the months preceding the conference we were struck by similarities emerging...
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