Cultural Studies Review

Cultural Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, September

At the Table with Hungry Ghosts: Intimate Borderwork in Mexico City
I watched [my father] ... make tamales. The masa dough [on the counter] ... Corn husks soaked in a huge pot. The filling.cactus strips and kernels of corn in a chile-tomato sauce.had been ready since morning ... While he worked, he talked ... 'The mouth...
Brave New Worlds, Capabilities and the Graduates of Tomorrow
'The principle of sleep-teaching, or hypnopæ dia, had been discovered' ... '[But] these early experimenters ... were on the wrong track. They thought that hypnopæ dia could be made an instrument of intellectual education' ... 'Whereas, if they'd only...
Chip Power
Chip Power Jane Bennett Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2010 ISBN 9780822346333 RRP US$21.95 (pb)There is a section in Vibrant Matter where Jane Bennett describes the process of eating potato chips....
Common Pursuits
Common Pursuits Ben Highmore Ordinary Lives: Studies in the Everyday Routledge, Oxford, 2011 ISBN 9780415461870 RRP $31.95Cultural studies is founded upon a commitment to the ordinary, to explore, and perhaps most importantly to take seriously, what...
Consulting the Digital Natives
Consulting the Digital Natives Sonia Livingstone Children and the Internet: Great Expectations, Challenging Realities Polity, Cambridge and Malden, 2009 ISBN 9780745631943 (hb) 9780745631950 (pb) RRP £55.00 (hb) £17.99 (pb)In her 2002 text, Young People...
Convergence or Diffusion? the Spread of Media History
Convergence or Diffusion? The Spread of Media History Janet Staiger and Sabine Hake (eds) Convergence Media History Routledge, New York, 2009 ISBN 9780415996624 RRP £21.99 (pb)Any attempt to assess the variety and diversity of media change tends to get...
Critical Incident Analysis and the Semiosphere: The Curious Case of the Spitting Butterfly
In January 2007, media outlets across Australia reported the outcome of a local court decision, Police v Rose (hereinafter Rose).1 Two security officers employed by RailCorp, then a state-owned corporation, had accused Garry Rose of assault for allegedly...
Disciplining Innovations
Now that it seems the tertiary sector will remain in a state of constant and openended reform, the risk is that institutional confrontation will become entrenched unproductively. An ever more elaborate and refined assessment of teaching practice-from...
Discursive Belonging: Surviving Narrative in Migrant Oral History
-INTRODUCTIONIn Australia in the late 1970s, multiculturalism was put on the policy agenda for the first time. The Ethnic Affairs Council was established in 1977, and one year later the first official national multicultural policies were implemented...
Economic Subjectivities in Higher Education: Self, Policy and Practice in the Knowledge Economy
-INTRODUCTIONIn the macro-narratives of educational and economic discourse, higher education is 'big business'-a key sector in the global knowledge economy, and a major export industry in the national economies of Anglophone countries.1 As universities...
Editorial
Nick Mansfield and Nicole Matthews introduce this special issue on 'Disciplining Innovation' by insisting that we must take seriously both the forms of accountability generated by the managerial university and the possibility of finding ways to negotiate...
From Ethnocentrism to Transculturalism: A Film Studies Pedagogical Journey
The teaching of transnational film studies has the potential to provide for tertiary students an extraordinarily rich range of differing, sometimes conflicting, but always engaging transcultural insights and understandings. This article will chart a...
Going Places: Praxis and Pedagogy in Australian Cultural Studies
The abrupt transition from high school to tertiary education in Australia involves a giant growth of scholarly maturity. Part of its significance is because of the methodological differences in each educational tier. There exists a tangible gulf between...
Hired Hands: Casualised Technology and Labour in the Teaching of Cultural Studies
-INTRODUCTIONIn the competitive marketplace of higher education, popular media technologies have been embraced for their transformative communicative potential in the classroom and beyond. These technologies promise to catalyse and democratise communications...
Income Outcome: Life in the Corporate University
-DAWN: EDUCATION VOVO-LUTIONWe were promised an Education Revolution on the election of the Rudd Labor Government in 2007 and many in the 'tertiary sector' were desperately hoping for it, after twelve years of the economic rationalism of the Howard Government.Rudd...
On Blowing Up the Pokies: The Pokie Lounge as a Cultural Site of Neoliberal Governmentality in Australia
What distinguishes studies of [governmentality] from histories of administration, historical sociologies of state formation and sociologies of governance is their power to open a space for critical thought. This arises from their pre-occupation of a...
Peron's Cultural Influence
Peron's Cultural Influence Matthew Karush and Oscar Chamosa (eds) The New Cultural History of Peronism: Power and Identity in MidTwentiethCentury Argentina Duke University Press, Durham & London, 2010 ISBN 9780822347385 RRP US$24.95 (pb)From a cultural...
Queer Counterpublics in Australia, Mexico and Brazil
Rafael de la Dehesa Queering the Public Sphere in Mexico and Brazil: Sexual Rights Movements in Emerging Democracies Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2010 ISBN 9780823347248 RRP US$24.95 (pb)Kane Race Pleasure Consuming Medicine: The Queer Politics...
Ravens at Play
-DEBBIE: EN ROUTEWe were driving through Death Valley, an American-Australian and two Aussies, taking the scenic route from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz. Death Valley is part of the Mojave Desert, which extends from Nevada into eastern California. It was...
Ruins of (European) Modernity
Ruins of (European) Modernity Julia Hell and Andreas Schönle (eds) Ruins of Modernity Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2010 ISBN 9780822344742 RRP US$27.95 (pb)In February 2009, I went for a weekend trip to the mountains north of my then Tokyo...
Teaching Illiteracy
...all of this was movement in movement.Jacques Derrida1The focus of this article is the issue of cross-cultural teaching, particularly the teaching of Hong Kong students in Sydney. It grows from research I conducted with Elaine Kelly and Elaine Laforteza...
The Aesthetic Revival
The Aesthetic Revival Beth Hinderliter, William Kaizen, Vered Maison, Jaleh Mansoor and Seth McCormick (eds) Communities of Sense: Rethinking Aesthetics and Politics Duke University Press, Durham & London, 2009 ISBN 9780822345138 RRP US$26.95 (pb)This...
The Experience of Drugs: Utopian Imagination and Virtual Community in the Rose Seller
It is close to midnight on 24 December, Christmas Eve, in the last scene of The Rose Seller, the movie from Colombian director Víctor Gaviria. In Medellín, people are happy; there are a lot of presents, Christmas lights, music and fireworks. But Mónica,...
The New World System and Worldview?
The New World System and Worldview? Richard E. Lee Knowledge Matters: The Structures of Knowledge and the Crisis of the Modern World System University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 2010 ISBN 9780702238420 RRP $35.00I approached this book with eagerness...
The Shadow
In the archives of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra there are many images of the ruins of Hiroshima. It was part of the area occupied by the Australian Army in the postwar years, and in some photographs the familiar Aussie soldier's slouch hat...
The US Decentred: From Black Social Death to Cultural Transformation
Frank B. Wilderson III Red, Black & White: Cinema and the Structure of US Antagonisms Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2010 ISBN 9780822347019 RRP US$26.95 (pb)Patricia de Santana Pinho Mama Africa: Reinventing Blackness in Bahia Duke University...
Transition or Translation? Thinking through Media and Cultural Studies Students' Experiences after Graduation
Over the past fifteen years, both in the UK and Australia, I have occasion to observe the mutual misapprehension of discipline-based academic staff on the one hand and educational developers and those developing policy around learning and teaching at...
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