Cultural Studies Review

Cultural Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, March

Assembling a Revolution: Graffiti, Cairo and the Arab Spring
In 2011, shortly after the euphoria of Hosni Mubarak's ousting from the Egyptian presidency had diminished with the Supreme Council of the Military Forces' (SCAF) constriction of the democratic process, graffiti writers offered their pointed commentary...
Coding Labour
Code is an elusive object of analysis for media and cultural studies. It is perhaps already over fetishised, and often thought of as the exclusive property of computer science, engineering or bioinformatics. Of course, code has come to name a diverse...
Crossing Cultural Boundaries
Crossing Cultural Boundaries Handel Kashope Wright and Meaghan Morris (eds) Cultural Studies of Transnationalism Routledge, Abingdon, 2012 ISBN 139780415685825 RRP £28.00The essays in this collection derive from a 2006 conference in Istanbul, part of...
Cultural Techniques of Cognitive Capitalism: Metaprogramming and the Labour of Code
-IThis article is about cultural techniques and software culture. The notion of cultural techniques stems from German media studies and refers to a range of epistemic, embodied, cognitive and affective orders. It shows its particular usefulness in how...
Cute Studies
Cute Studies Sianne Ngai Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012 ISBN 9780674046580 RRP US$39.95Most critics identified with cultural studies today would passionately protest the beauty and the...
Data Motility: The Materiality of Big Social Data
One invaluable source for reading the code of the 'digital human' is mainstream business media. Ever since enterprise computing spread to desktops in the 1980s, the Californian ideology has imbued neoliberalism with dreams of ever-more profitable information...
Decentred
Decentred IAN WEDDE Saskia Beudel A"Country"in"Mind:"Memoir"with"Landscape UWA Publishing, Perth, 2013 ISBN 9781742584942 RRP $29.49Like many writers, Saskia Beudel included, I need to go for walks in order to think, and therefore in order to write....
Editorial
Code is a term that's become a polysemic talisman and an open secret. Both ubiquitous and hidden, code 'is' creativity, knowledge and technique, as well as a controlling abstraction that, like quicksilver, refuses to disclose its real form. Code 'is'...
From Information to Experience: Christoph Schlingensief's Quiz 3000
The curiosity which transforms the world into objects is not objective: it is not concerned with what is known but with the fact of knowing it, with having, with knowledge as a possession. This is precisely how the objects of information are organized...
Imagining 'Atlanta': The Politics and Poetics of Space and Marginality in Medical Research in East Africa
Staffmembers working on AIDS prevention clinical trials in East Africa meet weekly to discuss the status of the trials and give updates on their participants. They discuss the number of new volunteers enrolled, and whether or not the weekly goals have...
Innovation Inc
Innovation Inc. Hidden Innovation: Policy, Industry and the Creative Sector University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 2013 ISBN 9780702249556 RRP $35.00In November 2013 the Commonwealth Department of Industry released its 2013 Australian Innovation System...
Introducing Ross Chambers
It isn't an easy thing to introduce someone who has changed the course of your life. Given the honour of presenting Ross Chambers for his keynote address to the 2012 Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) conference at the University of Sydney,...
Logistical Worlds
The unruly worker, the software glitch, wilful acts of laziness, sabotage and refusal, traffic gridlock, inventory blowouts, customs zealots, flash strikes, protocological conflicts and proliferating standards. Disruption generates logistical nightmares...
Obituary: Stuart Hall
After arriving in Oxford from Jamaica in 1951 to write a PhD in English (on Henry James), Stuart Hall quickly established an intellectual career as a leftLeavisite among the young Oxford Marxists. Unlike peers such as John Saville and Charles Taylor,...
Peter Carey's Laptop
Some computers will become museum pieces. The fetishizing drive has no limits, by definition; it will never let go.Jacques Derrida, Paper Machine1- INTRODUCTION'Where should we start? Well, by the working instrument ...'2 For Barthes, who wrote these...
Putting a Face to a Name: Visualising Human Rights
What would it mean to 'visualise' human rights? Can an abstract concept like 'human rights' really be presented in pictorial form? What is at stake in such a project of visualisation for the producers and consumers of texts? The visual, it seems, is...
Queer(y)ing Illiberal Pragmatism in Singapore
Queer(y)ing Illiberal Pragmatism in Singapore Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow (eds) Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 2012 ISBN 9789888139347 RRP US$25.00Hong Kong University Press began...
Reflections of Being 'In' Institutions
Reflections of Being 'In' Institutions Sara Ahmed On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life Duke University Press, Durham, 2012 ISBN 9780822352365 RRP US$22.95As a Maori scholar from New Zealand, who has worked in the area of equity,...
Saint Joan
Saint Joan David M. Halperin How to be Gay Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012 ISBN 9780674066793 RRP US$49.95In blatant disregard of proverbial counsel, How to be Gay, the latest effort from David M. Halperin, Professor of the History and...
Serious and Seriouser
Serious and Seriouser Alexander R. Galloway The Interface Effect Polity Press 2012 ISBN 9780745662527 (HB) 9780745662534 (PB) 9780745662923 (EB) RRP $94.95 (HB) $31.95 (PB) $25.99 (EB)McKenzie Wark Telesthesia: Communication, Culture and Class Polity...
Sexual Origami
Sexual Origami Annamarie Jagose Orgasmology Duke University Press, Durham, 2013 ISBN 9780822353911 (PB) 9780822353775 (HB) RRP US$23.95 (PB) US$84.95 (B)A story we tell so as to get 'there'. A little death, we call it, when we've arrived. A death that...
The Lawless Frontier of Deep Space: Code as Law in EVE Online
Ten people explode every minute in Eve Online. 604 people explode every hour. 14,502 people explode every day ... 'you people really do love blowing up spaceships'.1Online multiplayer games are exemplary cases of the overlapping rule sets that are negotiated...
Toil and Trouble: On the Materiality of Time
For Kane Race and Meaghan Morris, without whom...-1. NOISEThere's an interesting essay by Roger Chartier, in which he shows that European universities, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, began to take in more students than the Church, with...
Transmateriality: Toward an Energetics of Signal in Contemporary Mediatic Assemblages
Code has served time doing hard labour in the domains of digital culture and technologies. But there have been signs recently that code may not be all it is conceptually, technically or aesthetically cut out to be. In this article, I propose we loosen...
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