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Journal Cover ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies
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  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Access critical perspectives on communication,
           cultural and policy studies
    • PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Annotated bibliography: 31 years of Access Journal
           1982-2013
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth M; Peters, Michael A; Marshall, James D
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Underpinnings, issues and challenges of art-based
           enquiry: A Chinese perspective
    • Abstract: Yim, Lau Chung
      Scholars have become keenly aware of the growing importance attached to art-based enquiry in discussions of art and art education over the last two decades, and it has become a crucial topic among the Western academic community. However, it is not of major concern in Hong Kong, China or Taiwan. Only a small number of articles were found in which art-based research methodologies and methods in the Chinese context are discussed in any detailIt is evident that art-based enquiry is a topic unfamiliar to the Chinese academic community and that a re-conceptualisation of enquiry methods is called forIn light of the above, this paper provides a philosophical analysis of the discourse on the fundamental underpinning, enquiry approach and context of art-based researchIt examines topics relevant to this issue in the Chinese context.It argues that expanding discussions on art-based research will be beneficial to methodologies and methods used in the fields of both art and art educational research.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Mata Pasifika as critique
    • Abstract: Devine, Nesta
      This paper reflects on some issues arising from the supervision of Pasifika research and the interface between Pacific and non-Pacific forms of knowledge and understanding. Acknowledging that there is always a risk of appropriating Pasifika research (to neo-liberal or Marxist) formulae, the challenge for educators is to think through the implications of different ways of knowing, beyond the set pieces of higher education research, to making an impact on the educational experiences of participants in the research and educational processes, including the students, parents, teachers and researchers, by using the research to alter personal, institutional, and policy environments. This paper investigates a way of understanding 'mata Pasifika' in the higher education setting.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Marx after Heidegger
    • Abstract: Jackson, Mark
      In the ten years between the publication of The Savage Anomaly (1981/1991b) and Insurgencies (1992/1999), the Italian political philosopher Antonio Negri substantially defined a contemporary theory of power and the State that presents the crisis of democracy as a crisis of the absolute subject in relation to constitutionalism, that which limits democracy and absolute government. From a Spinozist thinking of power as pure immanence, Negri, in Insurgencies, develops a political philosophy around two competing notions: constituent power and constituted power where the former is thought as an incessant transformative ontology of being and the latter as the relative stasis that structures threshold conditions for transformation.In discussing such transformative ontology, Negri emphasises the temporality of constituent power as an ontology of the event, and compares directly the ontological understandings of time of Marx and of Heidegger, assaying them as diametrically opposed.While this essay begins with a critical engagement with the 'absolute' of Negri's Spinoza in order to open a space of encounter for Negri, of Marx and Heidegger, its aim is not so much to articulate a philosophical understanding of time but rather to argue for a radical engagement with Heidegger within the legacies of Spinoza and Marx.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Value 2.0
    • Abstract: Mansfield, Janet
      Price, market and 'value' are examined here as a way of focusing on the historical contribution of the ACCESS journal to the philosophy of educationI reflect on the value of the journal for its critical engagement with the politics of education, by drawing special attention to Volume 23, Issue 1, 'The Will to Certainty: Teacher Education and the Politics of Censure', and in particular the presentation of the educational subject already in chains predetermined by the rationalised censure of knowledge.The articles in that special issue serve as an antidote to the condition of homo economicus, in that they scrutinise the relations between political ideologies and politics and their inscription in the practices of teacher education. They question the ideological content of assumptions about education from the market perspective, exposing the conditions of policy and practice in teacher education, thus posing counter-narratives to official narratives of education. As these issues continue to be relevant regarding the terms on which educational value could be set they deserve further reflection as presented here.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Student dis/satisfaction and academic
           dis/enchantment with edu-capitalism
    • Abstract: Blackmore, Jill
      Over three decades there has been a shift from ideologies of idealism and educationalism towards instrumentalism in higher education due to the global circulation of neoliberal ideologies. Facilitated by digital technologies and encouraged by international ranking systems, there is a paradoxical trend towards homogenisation rather than heterogeneity in terms of what counts as valued knowledge, producing tensions in national policies, institutional responses and academic work in Australia as elsewhere. The paper identifies the implications of trends driving universities towards entrepreneurialism, hyper-instrumentalism, continual rebranding in their search for distinctiveness in global markets, restructuring towards specialisation, focusing on immediate use-value of research, vocationalising teaching, demand driven curriculum that makes students happy, and the disaggregation of curriculum underpinning new multimodal forms of online learning / management technologies.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Theorising the democratic potential of privatised
           schools through the case of free school
    • Abstract: Boyask, Ruth
      Principles of freedom, independence and differentiation are shaping a new education landscape that includes new schools like free, charter and academy schools.Paradoxically, the reforms are justified on the basis of a rights and equalities discourse, yet they lead to greater competition through increased involvement of private interests. Critics of privatised schooling highlight its effects upon social inequalities. Looking to schooling in the fee-paying private sector reveals that there are a few schools whose strong ideological drivers resist competitive social relations. The ideas of Durkheim and Dewey on developing individuality in relation to a social good suggest it is theoretically possible that some of the new state-funded schools will also operate from their own social values to further social equity and make contributions to a more just society. This paper explores such a possibility by comparing newly established free schools in England with existing cases of democratic schooling to theorise how in a deregulated market a school might act upon the social field of schooling to promote social responsibility and minimise commitments to economic drivers, showing also the challenges a school might face in so doing.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Reinscribing the politics of difference: Where to
           now?
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth
      This paper considers the politics of difference and the role of scholarly enquiry in the pragmatics of the creative economies of knowledge innovation and exchange. The discussion pertains in particular to the scholarly journal ACCESS, and its mission for critical enquiry and investigation of cultural knowledge, its place in wider discourses of cultural policy and practice, and the philosophy of education, and its new life, from 2014, under the umbrella of Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) and the publication, Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT). In summarising the work of the writers in this present collection, the discussion positions their approaches in those wider discourses, and takes as a theme the politics of difference, which has been well rehearsed through critical postmodern and poststucturalist approaches. Asking the question, where to now?, it suggests that once again difference arises as a condition requiring further analysis and critical scholarship. The politics of difference continues to be (should be) of primary concern, with the demand for rigorous scrutiny uppermost in our minds: it should never be wobbled off its axis.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Bionotes of contributors
    • PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 32 Issue 1/2 - Preface and acknowledgements
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - Notes for contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - Barometer of modernity: Village performances in the
           highlands of West Sumatra
    • Abstract: Mason, Paul H
      Silek Minang is a local genre of West Sumatran martial arts that is nationally recognised in Indonesia as Pencak Silat. Music is absent in Silek Minang training but accompanies public performances to create a multimodal sensory experience that taps deeply into sentiments of cultural heritage. These holistic representations of tradition serve to maintain a regional sense of identity in the midst of growing nationalist and global influences. With a consideration of modernity, globalisation, and changing modes of cultural transmission, this article discusses a selection of performance genres including Silek Minang during a religious festival in the hinterland of West Sumatra.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - Aesthetics of the pathetic: The portrayal of the
           abject in Singaporean cinema
    • Abstract: Huat, Chua Beng; Wong, Meisen
      A central figure in documentaries and commercial films in 1990s Singapore cinema is the abject figure in various guises, ranging from the urban poor to migrant sex workers from the other parts of the region. These abject figures make their living on the street and are thus fully visually exposed to every passing eye and lens. Set against the backdrop of Singapore's triumphal national economic success story, these figures are aestheticised in visual representation, and stand as immediate disruption, critique and indictment of the long ruling government. Ironically, the same figures could just as easily be represented as 'heroic' figures of strength, self-reliance and individualism, qualities that are essential to Singapore's success.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - Life as theatre in Singapore
    • Abstract: Hudson, Chris
      This article examines forms of cultural performance and dramatization of life in public spaces in Singapore. Through the concept of the sociality of affect, it examines how affective elements are generated, how they are 'structured' and whether or not they can be mobilized for specific purposes. Affect and forms of emotional engagement are integral features of socio-economic life in the post-industrial economy. The dramatising of life and the transforming of the street into a theatre mobilises affect for the continued vitality of consumer culture. 'Territories of feeling' that offer performative possibilities are created to bring enchantment to the otherwise mundane. It is in these spaces, that the creation of value and the reproduction of the consumer economy take place.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - La Ville Sensuelle: Seeking a 'better city, better
           life' in the French Pavilion
    • Abstract: Peterson, William
      By way of a peripatetic journey through the French pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai International Exposition, this article queries what the experience of the pavilion may have meant to the millions of Chinese who experienced 'La Ville Sensuelle' and emplaced themselves in its many virtual environments, capturing the experience with digital photography. The author argues that the pavilion, perhaps unwittingly, fulfils the larger Chinese political objective of nurturing a more sophisticated consumer by virtue of increasing their personal suzhi or quality, while leaving a deep and lasting imprint of Paris as the ultimate sensual city on and in their bodies.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - Performing identity and community in Indonesia in
           modern times
    • Abstract: Hatley, Barbara
      Zygmunt Bauman's argument that in contemporary conditions of 'liquid modernity', conscious construction and display of identity signal the death of lived community has recently been invoked in an article about Manggarai in eastern Indonesia. The authors assert a similarity between 'the shifting grounds of late modernity' and the 'shifting and melting' taking place today in Indonesia, with the dismantling of the authoritarian, centralist Suharto regime. While endorsing this picture of the changing, fluctuating nature of contemporary Indonesian society, I argue that the processes of construction of identity and community taking place in this context co-exist with, rather than replace, older ongoing communal practices. I attempt to show how, within the domain of performance, intersections and tensions between the familiar and the new are giving rise to productive new social meanings and relations.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - New tradition in a modernity-deficit postcolony
    • Abstract: Heryanto, Ariel
      A binary opposition between 'tradition versus modernity' has preoccupied the Indonesian public and its analysts for a century. The 'New Theatre' is the country's most celebrated form in the performing arts for its amalgamation of 'tradition and modernity', but the dualism persists. A critical reexamination of the New Theatre will benefit substantially from a review of the broader debate about a flawed modernity that has allegedly characterised many postcolonies, due to the legacies of their traditions.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - Mixmasters and Lino: Iconic Australian modernity in
           Patrick White's the season at Sarsaparilla
    • Abstract: Varney, Denise
      This article considers Zygmunt Bauman's proposition that consumerism is the new form of social arrangement in liquid modernity. Drawing on the first performance of Patrick White's 'The Season at Sarsaparilla' in 1962, the article analyses the language, scenography and dramatic cosmos of White's suburbia. It finds that an atmospherics of repression, of unrequited desire and brief illicit sexual encounters take place behind the scenes of public behaviour which is increasingly concerned with the practice and display of consumption. The great Australian emptiness that White sees as an infection that stymies Australian culture is about to be filled with shopping.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - Introduction: Theatre and performance in the
           Asia-Pacific: Regional culture and modernity in the global era
    • Abstract: Hudson, Chris; Varney, Denise
      Recent scholarship in theatre and performance studies reflects renewed interest in theories and histories of cultural modernity. This issue of ACCESS explores the evidence and impact of this new thinking on the diverse cultural and historical contexts for theatre and performance in the Asia-Pacific. New critiques of theories of postmodernism and the re-examination of "late modernity" have been paralleled by the emergence of thinking on the concept of "alternative modernities", including as this issue proposes, non-European modernities. The articles in this issue turn a critical spotlight on diverse modes of alternative modernities in the region to offer us ways of understanding theatre and performance that look beyond the postmodern; their intention is to highlight diverse, novel modes of expressing the conditions of the present.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - Bionotes of contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 2 - Theatre and performance in the Asia-Pacific: Regional
           culture and modernity in the global era
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:25:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Access and me
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth M
      One of my favourite films on long flights is Marley and Me starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. Marley is a loveable and quite uncontrollable yellow labrador named after Bob Marley, incorrigible, always there in the face of his owners, but nevertheless an indispensible part of the family. As I watch the film I can't help thinking of ACCESS and me.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Notes for contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Where have all the flowers gone': The wilting of
           university adult and community education in Aotearoa New Zealand
    • Abstract: Findsen, Brian
      In the 1996 special issue of ACCESS a number of articles were commissioned to "provide a snapshot of the diverse field of Adult and Community Education (ACE) in this country" (Benseman and Findsen, 1996: i). within this publication, I wrote a critique of University-based Adult and Continuing Education, emphasising then current trends and issues, based on my work experience at both Auckland and Waikato universities in respective centres for continuing education (Findsen, 1996). Five years later, I constructed a more analytical critique on what had occurred at the University of Auckland's Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) subsequent to a review. The overall tone for that review was largely pessimistic, based on seemingly continual restructurings of the CCE by senior management, rendering the unit increasingly powerless in a more entrepreneurial and managerial environment (Findsen, 2001).

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Access/arrival: Welcoming difference
    • Abstract: Engels-Schwarzpaul, A-Chr
      As I was jotting down the first notes for this article, I read Doug Saunders' book Arrival City (2011), in which he tries to identify patterns that will determine whether "slums" (as most of us think of them; urban sociologists term them "informal settlements") will serve as platforms from which rural migrants can access the city and citizenship, or, alternatively, will be dangerous dead ends. Saunders moves between careful attention to singular details in the migrants' experiences, analyses of common configurations and scrutiny of government policies shaping the arrival cities' conditions. As the book unfolds, Saunders forms patterns out of glimpses and insights into global migration that helped me think through migrants' strategies and experiences, as well as immigration policies, from new angles and in different directions. I was surprised by the entrepreneurship, solidaric networks and self-organisation, as well as creative determination demonstrated globally by an immense number of people, who want access to a better life in the cities, during the venture of their migration. While Saunders seems to believe in the goodness of the markets a little too fervently to investigate the consequences of disproportional capitalisation in arrival cities, he not only celebrates the success stories of those who took fate into their hands, but also emphasises the importance of sustained public infrastructural support and engagement. Given mildly favourable circumstances, migrants can move from squalid circumstances to gain access to an urban middle-class, and supportive governmental engagement is rewarded by cultural and economic development of the guest society. Conversely, efforts to exclude the migrants not only fail, producing misery and violence, but damage national and regional economies. The book is all about arrival and access; not surprisingly, education surfaces again and again as one of the key factors that makes a difference.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Engaging the Asian century
    • Abstract: Rizvi, Fazal
      Over the course of 2012, much has been said in Australia about its future in the Asian century. The Australian Prime Minister has established a high-level Task Force, chaired by the former Treasury Head, Ken Henry, to produce a White Paper that has been given the task of mapping the scale and pace of Asia's transformation and its implications for Australia. The Government is convinced that just as the United States dominated the twentieth century, the twenty-first century will be an Asian century; and that Australia will have to negotiate this reality to take advantage of the likely economic and strategic changes in the region. To be released in late 2012, the White Paper has been asked to examine Australia's links with the diverse nations of Asia, in an attempt to define the government's policy settings and strategies across most of the policy domains, including education and the arts. It will thus consider 'the potential contribution of business, nongovernment organisations and individual citizens and provide a blueprint to navigate the Asian Century - a period of transformative economic, political, strategic and social change' (Henry, 2012: 1). Fundamental to the demand for this blueprint is a conviction that Australia's integration into Asia is essential for its national prosperity, its social and economic vibrancy and its security.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - One American narrative
    • Abstract: Stone, Lynda
      This paper in the 30th Anniversary issue of ACCESS: Critical perspectives on communication, cultural and policy studies is a personal account about the current state of the American nation. Following an introduction, it has three central sections followed by a conclusion. The sections are simply entitled "history", "culture", and "nation". Throughout, writings and ideas from post-colonial critic, Homi K. Bhabha serve as inspiration. Philosophical and political viewpoints and even biographic illustration are not meant to be "post-colonial" nor representative of any other Americans. This is one American's narrative.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Becoming an academic: Writing the self via foucault
    • Abstract: Besley, AC
      You see that's why I really work like a dog, and I worked like a dog all my life. I am not interested in the academic status of what I am doing because my problem is my own transformation ... This transformation of one's self by one's knowledge, one's practice is, I think, something rather close to the aesthetic experience. Why should a painter work if he is not transformed by his own painting' (Foucault. (1997 [1983]: 131). I am an experimenter and not a theorist. I call a theorist someone who constructs a general system either deductive or analytical, and applies it to different fields in a uniform way. This isn't my case. I am an experimenter in the sense that I write in order to change myself and in order not to think the same thing as before. (Foucault, 2000 [1980]: 240).

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - The Demise of Michel Foucault
    • Abstract: Marshall, James D
      This paper draws upon my invited lecture at the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Conference at the Auckland University of Technology in November, 2011. It also draws upon my forthcoming paper in Stone and Marshall, and on Foucault's paper Structuralism and Post-structuralism (Foucault, 1998) and which was first published in Telos in 1983, almost a year before his death in June 1984.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Reflections on the review: Expertise and the emerging
           scholar
    • Abstract: Stephenson, Maxine
      Changes to higher education in the past twenty years have been fuelled by the conviction that high performance in research is crucial to securing national advantage in the global arena. within a rhetoric of excellence, Calhoun (2006: 9) suggests this has come to be inextricably linked to "the pursuit of recognition and especially the positional good of being seen to be better than others". Quality assurance is no longer about maintaining quality and standards across institutions, but rather seeks to demonstrate difference that reflects the competitive edge of some over others (Brennan and Singh, 2011). Academic staff members are expected to be increasingly visible as international, cross-institutional, inter- and intra-faculty researchers and networkers, entrepreneurial in gaining selective research funding, and obliged to aid their institution in securing a favourable ranking with the best of the world class universities (Deem, 2010).

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - W(h)ither Gatekeeping': Academic publishing and
           peer review in complex networked systems
    • Abstract: Gough, Noel
      Digitalisation, the Internet, open access initiatives, and trends towards multidisciplinary scholarship are affecting academic publishing practices in diverse ways. In this essay I focus on questions, problems and issues of academic "gatekeeping" (the conventional quality assurance role of journal editors and reviewers) that arise in complex networked systems. These include the diminishing likelihood of any peer reviews being "blind", alternatives to peer review made possible by open access publishing, and the unpredictable emergence (cf. planned production) of knowledge within complex, open systems and networks. I argue that these circumstances require that we reconceptualise academic gatekeeping in terms of facilitating boundary crossings, transgressions and transformations, rather than as policing traditional or arbitrary boundaries and borders.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Before anticipation
    • Abstract: Jackson, Mark
      The possibility of any recognition of "access", as such, would be constituted in the future anterior, what I would retrospectively encounter, or encounter again, as that which marks or constitutes a threshold or opening. The temporality of "access" may be understood via terms we encounter in phenomenology's understanding of "presencing": anticipation and recollection, or "thrownness" and "futurity". We may consider the notion of "journal" as an inscribing-presencing, as that which accounts for the "day" as such, a temporalising of accessibility according to the peculiar notion that every encountered is necessarily a re-encounter, whose "time" is that of an already happened. This paper engages these notions in order to question the journal, and the phenomenon of access, in terms of what grounds an ethics of the future anterior and what constitutes the movement from ethics to politics in journal practices. Key to this discussion will be two texts by Jacques Derrida from Acts of Literature: Before the law (1992a), in Derrida's discussion of Kafka's understanding of the Law of the "gate", and The Law of Genres (1992b), particularly Derrida's discussion of Maurice Blanchot's Madness of the Day (1999).

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - In praise of small journals
    • Abstract: Peters, Michael A
      When I explain to students that the academic article is a "dirty little industrial machine" I am trying to shock them into a recognition that the world of academic publishing is driven by an economy of scale controlled and owned in the main by a small group of big publishers that are Euro-American and publish mostly in English, as well as a limited range of European languages. I sometimes add that this state of affairs is a fact of academic imperialism that is in the process of being eclipsed for the first time in several centuries as the East rises and the West declines. The implication of this set of facts is enormous for the geographical distribution of academic knowledge of which we are actively and unwittingly a part. This is a consequence of Western "knowledge capitalism" built on industrial systems that hook up with large publishing companies to exploit academic labour paid for by the state at least in public systems of higher education. Increasingly research funding, promotion and tenure are all based on this system, and the system as a whole is undergoing even finer calibration as journal ranking and citational analysis come to rule academic performance (Peters and Besley, 2006; Peters, 2009b). It is a curious fact that knowledge capitalism feeds off statefunded academic labour that is privately owned. Small journals break this connection to establish a local economy and community. Learned societies often own and run their own journals; sometimes they operate in partnership with the big publishers who return some benefits to the society.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - The politics of change: Publishing, policy and
           practice
    • Abstract: Roberts, Peter
      I have a special fondness for ACCESS. My first academic publication - a brief review (Roberts, 1985) - appeared in its pages, and over the years a number of other full-length articles followed (Roberts, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2002). I have also had one of my books (Roberts, 1999) reviewed in the journal (Marshall, 2000), and I have refereed manuscripts submitted by others. More importantly, perhaps, several of the key figures associated with the journal have played significant roles in my formation as an intellectual. I was a student at the University of Auckland when the journal was founded in 1982, and from 1983 to 1986 was taught in various Education courses by Jim Marshall and Colin Lankshear. Colin supervised my Masters thesis on Paulo Freire's concept of conscientisation in 1987, and he and I have remained in contact since that time. Michael Peters was pivotal in shaping the focus and direction of the journal in the 1990s, and he and I have published four books and numerous articles together. I served on the Editorial Board of the journal from 1995 to 2001, and I have always been happy to recommend ACCESS as a publication outlet for colleagues and doctoral students. The emphasis, from the mid-1990s, on themed issues has, in my view, been a particular strength of the journal. In my teaching at both undergraduate and Masters levels, I have often referred students to these issues (particularly those relating to universities and the knowledge society) as helpful resources for their research. This paper reflects on some of the themes addressed in my own publications in the journal and considers their relevance to more recent developments in educational policy and practice.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Reflections on the early years of ACCESS 1982-1991
    • Abstract: McCulloch, Gary
      "The aim of Access is to provide a forum where current educational concerns - theoretical and practical - can be expressed and critical discussion promoted" (Access, 1982: ii). With these broad, yet somewhat limited objectives, the founding editors, Jim Marshall and Colin Lankshear, set out their stall in a brief foreword to the first issue of the first volume published in 1982. They pronounced themselves to be dissatisfied with some of the limitations frequently associated with specialist approaches, such as analytic philosophy of education, and with specialist journals generated by these approaches. However, they continued, "we are unable to specify a precise editorial policy for Access" (Access, 1982: ii). Perhaps, they added, the content of the first issue would capture their idea for the journal, but they welcomed suggestions from readers and contributors for future direction, and invited proposals for guest editorship from "anyone with a vision encompassing a complete issue".

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Access: Thirty years of academic publishing
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth M; Peters, Michael A
      This issue of ACCESS commemorates thirty years of continuous publication, no mean feat in today's world of changing research and publication practices. The idea of a special issue was to mark this moment by bringing together significant contributors to ACCESS during its history, to reflect on where the journal has come from and where it is going. This is a watershed moment in the journal's history as negotiations have been undertaken successfully with the Learned Society, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) to incorporate ACCESS with the highly successful journal Educational Philosophy and Theory from the beginning of 2014. The significant opportunities for ACCESS are further discussed below and also in Michael Peters' article "In Praise of Small Journals".

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Bionotes of contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 31 Issue 1 - Theatre and performance in the Asia-Pacific: Regional
           culture and modernity in the global era
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth M
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:24:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Style Guidelines
    • PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Notes for contributors
    • PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Embedding Threshold Concepts into First Year Design
           History: Can we transform students understanding and way of seeing'
    • Abstract: Rourke, Arianne
      This paper considers the idea of a 'threshold concept' by arguing from the premise that students who are learning design history in higher education need to develop and practice particular skills before certain concepts can be learnt. Recent research has demonstrated that first year design students lack the visual literacy skills needed to identify key characteristics of a historic design style even after instruction has taken place (Rourke and O'Connor, 2009a, 2009b, 2010). It is argued that if instruction included prototypical exemplars, semantic cues and practice exercises that utilise visual literacy, learners could acquire some key threshold concepts in design history so that individual creativity and confidence may flourish.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Bumpy moments and joyful breakthroughs: The place of
           threshold concepts in academic staff development programs about online
           learning and teaching
    • Abstract: Northcote, Maria; Reynaud, Daniel; Beamish, Peter; Martin, Tony; Gosselin, Kevin P
      In higher education institutions academic teaching staff face both bumpy moments and joyful breakthroughs on their journey to become skilful teachers in online learning environments. This paper draws from published literature on online teaching as well as the experiences of an institution's faculty leaders and teaching staff. Data were gathered during the study from systematic observations recorded by faculty leaders and questionnaire results from teaching staff. From an analysis of the data, a set of recommendations emerged to inform the design of a multi-strategy academic staff learning program, which facilitated the development of online teaching skills.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Sites of Memory: Positioning thresholds of artistic
           identity
    • Abstract: Flood, Adele
      Through an education the individual learner can affect changes as he or she achieves a set of skills and knowledge that will provide opportunities to operate within a chosen discipline or context pushing beyond the known. As learners make their way in the world assuming and reframing their identities they create and recreate life stories within personally constructed spaces and places. As the concept of a self forms and reforms, what has existed becomes transformed and assimilated into a changed identity. This transformation of self also involves challenges that confront conceptual beliefs and understandings not only within an educational context, but also within other facets of life. This paper will discuss Thresholds Concepts in relation to artistic identity and will argue that preoccupation with the ways we might influence learners in terms of knowledge acquisition can distract from other important notions of learning and self. While concentrating on the external drivers such as discipline content we can easily ignore or conveniently forget that there may be other drivers that are internalised and adopted as a motivating force in the desire for authorising an identity or identities. Such drivers may well be the most important elements in the acquisition of knowledge and the successful crossing of life's thresholds.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Off the Grid: Infrastructure and transformational
           space
    • Abstract: Douglas, Carl
      Concepts of space underlie and structure design practices involved in the production of human environments, such as architecture, landscape design, urban planning, industrial design and civil engineering, for example. The implicit nature of concepts of space, and their close link to interpretations of self and world make them appropriate candidates in the pedagogy of these fields for a discussion of "threshold concepts" as proposed by Meyer and Land (2006). This paper contrasts the dialectical concept of space as a container and the nondialectical concept of networked space, conceptualised here as threshold space and transformational space. It asks how the latter could shift understandings of a complex interdisciplinary spatial design problem, namely infrastructure, the physical systems of mobility, communication, and environmental control that underpin human environments (B langer, 2008; Varnelis, 2009). To address this non-dialectical concept, it examines firstly the nature of infrastructures, arguing, as proposed by Varnelis (2009), that they are "networked ecologies" or "hyperobjects" according to Morton (2011): open networks of effect rather than closed collections of equipment or fixed territories. Secondly, it considers the implications of this model for what is depicted as a world-view, adducing Morton's rejection of the idea of Nature (2007), and Harman's interpretation of Heidegger's analysis of tools (Heidegger, 1962; Harman, 2006). It concludes by advocating that a critical position termed here as being off the grid should be sought as a transformative position in the education of designers, planners, and policy-makers.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Picture This: Transforming artworks into exegetical
           texts to create new insights
    • Abstract: Duxbury, Lesley
      This paper draws upon my personal experience of completing a PhD as an artist-researcher to explore the dichotomy between the creation of artworks as research and an accompanying exegetical text. While there is an expectation that the artwork produced is innovative there are no such expectations of the accompanying text. Although the nature of contemporary, experimental and experiential art cannot be transformed easily into words, I propose that the relationship between artwork and exegetical text can be reconciled to produce an insightful outcome in both the creative work and the text.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Addressing a 'Preconceptual Threshold': A
           transformation in student preconceptions of introductory accounting
    • Abstract: McGuigan, Nicholas; Weil, Sidney
      The study of introductory accounting can be challenging for students for many reasons, one of which is the formation of negative preconceptions about the discipline. These preconceptions are often reinforced by a university environment in which introductory accounting programmes are positioned as mandatory components of many business degrees and taught to large cohorts of students using traditional methods of curriculum design, instruction and assessment (Zeff, 1989; Mladenovic, 2000; Lucas, 2002). Students' negative preconceptions are further entrenched through commonly found stereotypes in the popular media (Cory, 1992; Unerman and O'Dwyer, 2004), with the accounting profession currently experiencing "a widely perceived ethical breakdown of a trusted fiduciary institution that has been at the epicenter of a number of financial scandals" (Strier, 2006: 67). Drawing on threshold concept theory (Meyer and Land, 2006a, 2006b), this paper argues that students' preconceptions of the accounting discipline form a major preconceptual threshold in their learning. Through an analysis of phenomenographic data collected from six student cohorts over a three-year period, the project examines students' experiences in a first year accounting course to identify the types of negative preconceptions that exist in an introductory accounting course; followed by a review of students' reflective work using the threshold concepts' paradigm to analyse individual student learning journal entries and summative reflective essays; and a consideration of the role of accounting educators in redesigning aspects of the accounting curriculum to address key thresholds, such as student preconceptions, in order to better assist learners to deal with these barriers and ultimately to enable them to achieve a heightened epistemological understanding of the discipline.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Thresholds as spaces of potentiality: Negotiating the
           supervision relationship in a non-traditional art and design PhD
           candidature
    • Abstract: Engels-Schwarzpaul, A-Chr; Emadi, Azadeh
      Tolerance of uncertainty is crucial in creative practice-led PhD projects. This paper draws on our combined experiences as an Iranian born candidate and a German born supervisor negotiating their supervisory relationship in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We argue for the vital role of negotiated territories, threshold spaces of potentiality, in PhD supervision. While we take this to be crucial in all PhD projects exploring a research topic creatively, it is even more important for candidates who are not what Taylor and Beasley (2005) call "traditional candidates". They and their supervisors often have to confront tensions resulting from different world views. The field of difference and differential power between them can be imagined as a threshold, limiting and divisive at times, but also providing possibilities for change, dialogue and discovery.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Bionotes of contributors
    • PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 2 - Thresholds and transformations: An introduction
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth; Flood, Adele
      The 3rd Biennial Threshold Concepts Symposium: Exploring Transformative Dimensions of Threshold Concepts, held at the University of New South Wales in collaboration with the University of Sydney, July 2010, focused on scholarly explorations of thresholds and transformations. Meyer and Land first coined the expression threshold concepts in 2003 by explaining their transformative capacity, "they can be considered as akin to a portal, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking about something ... representing a transformed way of understanding, or interpreting, or viewing something without which the learner cannot progress". They suggested that transformation went beyond perception and learning and extended to the affective domain around personal identity and perspective, and that the "potential effect on student learning and behaviour is to occasion a significant shift in the perception of a subject, or part thereof" (Meyer and Land, 2003a: 412-424).

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:45:04 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Style Guidelines
    • PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Notes for Contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Entity-relation: Drawing into Space
    • Abstract: Griffin, David
      The author considers the implications of a graphical application of certain technological tools of measurement and inscription, applied to the geometry of space itself as support, and marking-up a network of impossible proportions. Toggling between depictive and descriptive representation, entity-relationship graphs enable researchers in technical disciplines to work with seemingly irresolvable conditions, allowing data to interact with theory both through cognitively tuned and conventional activities. Through a direct application of the simplest of visualisations - a graph writ large - we may derive an object-lesson about irresolvable scales, and a multi-disciplinary focus for creative collaboration and knowledge generation, in support of a gesture whose existence is equally a matter of time and space.

      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Incorrigible and Undisciplined Lines in Visual Social
           Research: Ways of 'Writing' and 'Drawing' at the Interstices
    • Abstract: Senior, Kim
      In this paper the author traces the possibilities afforded by engaging with the aesthetic, historic and socio-political nature of shodo (Japanese calligraphy) as an intersectional space. Shodo literally translated as 'the way of writing' is an artistic practice bringing together ink, brush and paper. It is simultaneously a juncture between studied discipline and an ongoing mediation of subjectivities. The calligrapher/writer/drawer communicates to the reader through the bold or subtle brush strokes, the pressure and movement at the completion of each stroke. The calligrapher/writer/drawer draws across the boundaries of text and image to meet the reader blurring the lines between subject and object. This discussion re-examines the hierarchical binaries of writing/drawing, text/image, self/Other as they play out from vanishing lines of distinction between truth and conjecture. Crossing these binaries opens up opportunity for decentring and questioning representational practice by enabling other possible meanings and practices to emerge (Lather, 2007). I work from a stance of theoretical promiscuity in order to disrupt constitutive discourses and restore the liminal in social research. Drawing across the fragments of research projects I illustrate the generative and speculative space of visualising pedascapes in educational research.

      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - The 'Rift-Design' Conundrum: Drawing as Form-giving
           and Knowing
    • Abstract: McGuirk, Tom
      This article analyses a passage in Heidegger's 'The Origin of the Work of Art', which interrogates Albrecht Durer's assertion that 'art lies hidden within nature; he who can wrest it from her, has it'. The article outlines Heidegger's investigation of the nature of artistic making in general and the act of drawing in particular, through a reflection on D rer's use of the term 'wrest'. In outlining the form-giving powers of drawing on an ontological level, Heidegger offers the concept of the Riss - a word that can mean both to draw and to tear. The duality of the Riss is translated as the 'rift-design' a concept and a conundrum that facilitates an investigation of the truth claims of drawing. The Riss encompasses a 'strife' by which the artist 'wrests' art from nature. However, within this unity of opposites Heidegger diagnoses a dynamic also recognised by Heraclitus in a fragment passed down to us by Aristotle, and translated variously, including as follows: 'cleaving apart bears together, and from bearings apart [comes], the most beautiful harmony'. There is a suggestion that this may be a source for Heidegger's conception, which in turn represents a 'correlative of Derrida's differance'.

      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Beyond Boundaries of Space and Time: Transmigrations
           in Contemporary Art
    • Abstract: Ash, Andrea
      This paper focuses on the dislodging of hegemonic narratives of culture and identity through formations of contemporary art that are spatially and temporally located in a field of uneven material and immaterial flows. This is a position that prompts an exploration of emerging issues in context of conditions of global mobility. In building an argument for an expanded art theory, I draw from a diverse range of artists, curators, critics and theorists to investigate the global networks of relationships influencing discourses of contemporary art and its technologies of production and dissemination. Analysis of art objects and/or events informed by transmigration involves articulating the ways in which they displace and contest established discourses and hegemonic narratives without using, in the process, an alternative narrative which is in itself exclusive and bounded. Such art objects and/or events exceed and surpass any single code, central ideology or static system. The complexity of contemporary art informed by conditions of transmigration is grounded in an in-between space between and across different borders. In the global context, with its transnational networks and transmigration of ideas and people, contemporary art has become so highly multifaceted and mobile that it challenges established definitions, crosses boundaries and calls for new ways of understanding the multiplicities of space, time and potential.

      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Drawing on the 'Ready-to-Hand'
    • Abstract: Pigrum, Derek
      What the author terms 'transitional drawings' are produced in both the social and autonomous context, and employ abbreviated forms of drawing and other sign-use characterised by indeterminacy, the postponement of premature closure, and the use of ready-to-hand surfaces of inscription that are both dispensable and expendable. This paper correlates the relation of transitional drawings on ready-to-hand surfaces to the experience of early sign use, the mediation this allows between the inner and external world of signs, and the generation of 'potential space' (Winnicott, 1971/1982) or 'the space between the symbol and the symbolized [where] an interpreting subject comes into being' (Ogden, 1989: 11-12). The paper suggests that transitional drawing on the ready-to-hand enhances the agent's ability to effectively bridge the gap between the inner and the outer world of signs in the generation, modification and development of ideas.

      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Learning in a Complex World
    • Abstract: Olssen, Mark
      Today while there exists a multitude of different approaches and research centres across the globe, complexity research is generating a quiet revolution in both the physical and social sciences. One interest in the approach is that it liberates philosophy and social science from the prison-house of a constraining scientific past based on linear determinism, reductionism and methodological individualism. Another is that it presents a view of science that supports the social sciences claims that history and culture are important. This paper will endeavour to introduce complexity as an approach to both the physical and social sciences, presenting its main common features, and having done so, outline and critically assess the implications for learning and education. It will conclude by assessing the implications of complexity perspective for a normative global ethics of education.

      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Drawing, Thinking, Doing: From Diagram Work to the
           Superfold
    • Abstract: Frichot, Helene
      In 1998, when the names Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari still exuded a seductive attraction for architectural thinkers and practitioners, Any Magazine, edited by Cynthia C. Davidson, published an edition entitled Diagram Work, which was guest edited by architects Ben van Berkal and Caroline Bos. The diagram work in question drew predominantly on the philosophical thought of Deleuze and Guattari, especially their version of the diagram, or 'diagrammatic', as mobilised in their book A Thousand Plateaus where the diagram is also referred to as an 'abstract machine'. This essay will present a series of different ways in which the concept of the diagram can be argued to be at work in Deleuze, and Deleuze and Guattari's ethico-aesthetics. Their speculative, projective and radically creative employment of the diagram will also allow me to present a discussion of Deleuze's concept of the 'Superfold', which he introduces briefly in the Appendix of his book Foucault. I will conclude by discussing the relevance of the concept of the Superfold with regard to computational architectures and (post)digital diagrammatic processes, and also as a concept that alerts us to the risk of assuming too much about our relationship with diagrammatic forces.

      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Bionotes of Contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 30 Issue 1 - Ways of Drawing Out: Thinking, Mapping, Designing,
           Communicating Beyond the Boundaries
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:10:26 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - The Truant as an Interminably Malleable Subject:
           Historical Reflections on a Contemporary 'Crisis'
    • Abstract: Jacka, Susie
      Prior to 1877, patterns of school attendance in New Zealand were flexible and this was accepted as normal. By the end of the nineteenth century, the terms and conditions of compulsory schooling produced the idea of childhood as lacking by converting different patterns of school attendance into an understanding of an inferior childhood. This article explores how nonconforming children were categorised in this way by examining the range of meanings that were put forth as true about children's upbringing, and which justified strategies for managing school attendance. The category of truancy appears as a firmly fixed and accepted social problem. However its development was continually shaped and reshaped by an administrative bureaucracy that increasingly regulated, and therefore constituted, how we relate to the child both in and out-of-school.

      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:23:56 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - Learners and Learning in the History of Education
    • Abstract: McCulloch, Gary
      This paper assesses the current state of our understanding of the history of learners and learning and examines the challenges and opportunities involved in furthering a social history literature in this area. The potential for developing a social history of learners and learning remains largely unrealised, but significant advances in theory and methodology have begun to generate new possibilities towards this end. Such a literature will require the further development of a general historical framework, engagement with theories of learning, and interaction with educational research and policy.

      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:15:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - Standardising Practice: Learning to Be Teachers for
           the New Zealand Nation
    • Abstract: Stephenson, Maxine
      This article examines the beginnings of nationally based teacher education in New Zealand. It focuses on the shift from provincialism to centralisation of political and educational administration in the 1870s, and the formulation of national regulatory standards. Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault, teacher education is conceptualised as part of the disciplinary state educational apparatus, a key function of which was to consolidate political and cultural unity amongst the widely dispersed and culturally diverse population in the young colony. The article also examines the nature of the training experience, the rigid system of examination, licensing and certification, and its impact.

      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:07:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - Discourse of a Civics Textbook in Nation Schools: A
           Step Towards the Establishment of the Turkish Nation
    • Abstract: Giorgetti, Filiz Meseci
      This article examines the perception of citizenship conveyed through the textbook Civics for Nation Schools and the Public, a key resource used in the Nation Schools which opened in Turkey in 1928. A mixed methods approach is used to examine the content of the text, and the meanings embedded in the language used. It is argued that this text supported the creation of Turkish national identity in the Nation Schools through notions of enmity, exclusion and threats. The study provides an historical background from which to understand issues related to the role of textbooks in citizenship education, still on the agenda in Turkey today.

      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:04:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - To the Furtherance and Promotion of Science:
           Intersections of Research and the Primary School Classroom in Colonial New
           Zealand
    • Abstract: Matthews, Kay Morris
      In 1887, Henry Hill of Napier, New Zealand, was made a Fellow of the Geological Society, London. He spent years traversing the Kaingaroa Plateau and was a regular commentator on volcanic activity and earthquakes. Hill published at least 39 scientific papers on these and other subjects over fifty years. However, this was mainly work he did in his spare time as Henry Hill was the first senior inspector of schools for Hawke's Bay (1878-1915). In that role, he was uniquely placed to incorporate his scientific knowledge into regional classrooms. This paper examines the ways in which Henry Hill BA, FRG combined his considerable expertise within the subject fields of science and education to promote and influence the teaching of natural science within the national primary school curriculum.

      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:58:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - American Philosophy of Education and the Discovery of
           Childhood
    • Abstract: Watras, Joseph
      According to Philippe Aries, people in the seventeenth century changed their conception of childhood, and this enabled parents to send the children to schools that prepared them for adulthood. In the United States, American educators disagreed from 1893 to 1912 about the nature of childhood and the appropriate curriculum for children. These exchanges show that the discovery of childhood changed notions of education in the United States; however, it did not encourage the spread of schools. Americans built schools before they thought about the nature of childhood. Nonetheless, the debates encouraged teachers to consider teaching methods that differed from the logical presentation of subject matter.

      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - Histories of Education: Local/Global Discourses - an
           Introduction
    • Abstract: Stephenson, Maxine
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:36:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - Notes for Contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:49:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the
           Rise of the Angloworld, 1783-1939 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Jesson, Joce
      A critical analysis of 'Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld, 1783-1939' by James Belich.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:49:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 2 - Bionotes of Contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:49:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 1 - Notes for Contributors
    • PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 1 - A Diasporic Painter: Negotiating the Racialised
           Terrains of Britain and Australia
    • Abstract: Morgan, Les
      This paper utilises the first-person narrative to outline the development of my diasporic art practice across two racialised terrains. In so doing, this 'thread' of lived experience situates the author as the principal actor in a story that weaves together, painting, aesthetics, art history, social movements, political figures and the construction and performance of cultural identity. Significantly, the narrative employs critical and self-reflexive methodologies in order to articulate the complexities of the creative process. This interrogative journey benefits the artist since she/he gains new awareness or meta-cognition concerning their own practice, which is both revealing and empowering. In addition, this new way of understanding aesthetics through research, reflection and writing in this instance the relationship between diasporic art and politics, allows for its wider dissemination as new knowledge.

      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 1 - Death in Borneo: Australian National Identity, War and
           the Transnational Imagination
    • Abstract: Ware, SueAnne; Hudson, Chris
      Accounts of Sandakan and the Death Marches have recently come to light in Australia's never ending quest to solidify its place in history and create national memory. Sandakan is now a landscape of memory for Australians, and a place for the continuing reaffirmation of national identity. The events are perpetuated in a series of memorials, museums, cemeteries and other concrete manifestations of national trauma in and around the Sandakan district. This paper examines material and aesthetic manifestations of the Australian national memory at two memorial sites: the Sandakan Memorial and the Kundasang Memorial, in light of their socio-cultural and political contexts. The investigation makes evident the political terrain of a nation's quest for constructing and memorialising identity.

      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 1 - Fair Trade and Creative Practice: A Participatory
           Framework for the Globalised World
    • Abstract: Murray, Kevin
      Fair Trade has emerged in recent years as a model for sale of goods that seeks to address global inequity by bringing the rich consumer of the Global North in closer proximity to the life of the poor producer of the Global South. With the interest of creative practice in the global economies of consumption and exchange, a phenomenon called 'transnational art' has emerged in recent years seeking to make transparent the terms of participation engaged by cultural producers. This new ethical sensibility reflects a growing understanding of art as grounded in a political context. The paper examines three examples of artists from the Global North commissioning work from artisans in the Global South. The circumstances of these collaborations vary according to the level of control maintained by those from the Global North. As with Fair Trade, these collaborations can be criticised as failing to reach the state of true equality between participants. A critical framework is proposed to contextualise such works as models of collaboration that extend our understanding of the relative interests of North and South.

      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 1 - Building Dwelling Thinking and Aesthetic Relations in
           Urban Spaces: A Heideggerian Perspective on Relational Pedagogy as a Form
           of Disclosure
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth
      This paper works with Martin Heidegger's notion of building and dwelling as a way of being in the world with particular application to aesthetic constructions in urban spaces. Particular attention is paid to the way Heidegger uses language to unearth the potentials of meanings and how we can move beyond mechanistic thinking to reveal a clearing of Being. The questions raised by Heidegger to do with building, dwelling and thinking are brought into proximity with relations of aesthetics and technology. Bridging these relations are questions to do with the labouring subject. Cases of two cities are excavated to discover and discuss some recent culture-building strategies: Newcastle and Gateshead in England, whose buildings (as edifices and dwelling places) reveal a palimpsest of time, place and technology. Through two key texts by Heidegger the paper considers his perspective on how material things gather and reveal, focusing us on what things or entities do rather than what they are in the world as a pedagogical process of revealing the essence of technology as 'disclosedness'.

      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 1 - Destination Anywhere: Experiences of Place in the Work
           of Ed Ruscha and Andreas Gursky
    • Abstract: Sharp, Kristen
      This paper examines how the meaning of place and identification with place can be produced through photographic images of the city. As an aesthetic, social and cultural practice, photography provides a way of imagining place and a means of knowing and classifying the urban spaces. Photographic images of the city can be understood as a form of aesthetic knowledge production, which represents and enacts the experiences of the urban environment. The urban spaces imaged by artists Ed Ruscha and Andreas Gursky, in the 1960s and 1990s respectively, actively represent and perform the symbolic and material properties of urban spaces. By exploring the ways that these artists read and map city spaces and how they articulate an experience of the city that engages with the identification of place, an argument is presented about how this process and imaging can be situated in relation to anthropological and geographic concepts of place. More specifically, what this paper explores is how their work demonstrates a sense of place that is complex and mobile, which can oscillate between notions of site specificity, identification and non-place as defined by Marc Auge.

      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 1 - The Singapore Arts Festival and the Aestheticisation
           of the Urban Landscape
    • Abstract: Hudson, Chris
      In the last two decades Singapore has experienced a proliferation of arts and cultural events, paralleling changes in the economy in the post-industrial era. Events such as the Singapore Arts Festival have precipitated material change and the redesign of public space. The emergence of post-Fordist regimes of flexible accumulation and the production and consumption of symbolic and cultural goods have not only transformed economies, but have reconfigured urban space in sites around the world. Typical of this transformation is the deindustrialisation of inner city space and urban regeneration to accommodate tourism, new forms of global cosmopolitanism and cultural consumption. The reconstruction of the urban landscape has also incorporated new forms of aestheticisation of urban life. These spatial and aesthetic changes are implicated in the control of both space and culture. Through an investigation of the 2009 Singapore Arts Festival, this article examines the ways in which the aestheticisation of the urban landscape provides the space where economics, culture and politics intersect. It examines the construction of the nation's global brand image, the culture of consumption that drives the economy, and the manipulation of individual consumer desires.

      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 1 - Bionotes of Contributors
    • PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue 1 - Preface and Acknowledgements
    • Abstract: Sharp, Kristen; Grierson, Elizabeth
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 2 - Notes for Contributors
    • PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 2 - Passive Engagement and 'The Face': The Possibility of
           Witnessing, Recognising and Re-covering Mediated Bodies in Suffering
    • Abstract: Donnar, Glen
      The viewer of the televisual image often looks away from the mediated suffering of (distant) bodies, victims of terrorism, overwhelmed, helpless, seemingly consigned to a despairing passivity. But to not look is to refuse recognition of these suffering bodies and to accept their effacement (in death and mediation) as subjects. This paper adopts a Levinasian approach to 'the face' to discern a way for the viewer to bear witness and establish a social connection with mediated bodies in suffering. Ultimately, for the viewer, it is not agency but responsiveness that matters, a passive engagement; an openness and a readiness to respond to the Other's call upon us, which makes possible a meaningful engagement. The effacement of mediated bodies in suffering cannot be reversed, but in the viewer's recognition and respons(ibility) it can be exceeded, transcended and they can be re-covered finally as subjects.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 2 - National Service: The Politicisation of the Body in
           Singapore
    • Abstract: Hudson, Chris
      The body has been a principle of socio-political organisation throughout the development of Western modernity. It has also been a continuing preoccupation of Asian modernities, with a range of discursive culture-specific constructions of the body emerging in certain historical junctures and in specific sites. One site of particular interest is post-colonial Singapore. Since independence in 1965, the struggle over control of the bodies of Singaporeans has been played out in a discursive field in which the female body has become a symbol of cultural crisis. Much has been written about the visions of the apocalyptic end of the family and nation arising from women's control of their own fertility that circulated in the discourses in the 1980s and 1990s. The female body was politicised as an element in the nation building process. It was also problematised as the site of threat to the social fabric and a key factor in the emergence of a politics of anxiety. Failure of individual women to reproduce at the level of the family was inscribed as a failure to reproduce the welfare of the nation. The male body is also politicised and located in the discourse of anxiety about social order, and the reproduction of the nation's security. While the body can be instrumental in the nation building process and a key site of discipline, it is also a site for conflict, contestation and resistance to embodied gender norms.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 2 - Reading with the Ancients: Embodied Learning and
           Teaching to an Embodied Pedagogy'
    • Abstract: Senior, Kim; Dixon, Mary
      Walter Benjamin reminds those of us steeped in the literal and modernist institutional discourses of benchmarks and quality of teaching surveys in higher education that 'the most ancient' reading involves looking to 'entrails, the stars or dances' (1999: 722). This paper draws upon a three-year arts-based research project with two hundred and eighty pre-service teachers (Dixon and Senior, 2009) that sought to explore the nature and quality of the learning experience in teacher education. Arising from that exploration, the possibilities for reasserting the experience of embodied ways of knowing pedagogy became apparent. This paper traces embodied teaching and learning in education and extends these understandings to offer illustrations of embodied pedagogy from the tertiary classroom. Through analysis of image, both reproductive and representational, and alongside the more familiar written language, embodiment is revealed as a generative site of epistemological understanding. The authors further argue that an embodied pedagogy opens up the normalising gaze of teacher reflection or observation to a greater awareness, a reading beyond language.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 2 - The Body Also Has a History: A Critical Aesthetics for
           Arts Education
    • Abstract: Peters, Michael
      This paper begins by providing a brief introduction to Foucault's work on the body. In the next section it reviews the feminist encounter with Foucault's work focusing on the political technology of the body before examining feminist appropriations of Foucault and the relation between aesthetics and the body. In the final section of the paper, I make some preliminary remarks about the relation of body theory to art education.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 2 - Changing the Subject: Questioning the Nature of
           'Experience' in Empirical Research
    • Abstract: Devine, Nesta
      This paper attempts to address the question of what is meant by the 'experience' of groups of people who become research subjects in respect of that experience. In this paper I would like to survey the views of a range of significant writers who represent a continuum: from those who focus on sense perceptions to those who are more interested in cultural and linguistic elements, which might be thought to construct understandings of experience; and then move to consider the implications of Friedrich Nietzsche's perhaps idiosyncratic view that experience is more a matter of purposeful forgetting than of constructed remembering. John Dewey offers a richer notion of research, which involves experience and change on the part of researcher as well as researched.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 2 - Bionotes of Contributors
    • PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 2 - The Body as Object of Social and Political Analysis:
           An Introduction
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth M
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 1 - Notes for Contributors
    • PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 1 - Punishing the Discipline - the PBRF Regime: Evaluating
           the Position of Education - Where To From Here' [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Forrest, David
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 1 - Finding New Landscapes of a Creative Identity
    • Abstract: Flood, Adele
      This paper engages with principles and practices of narrative methodology and hermeneutic practice to make sense of the world in the educational encounter. It reveals ways in which ten textile artists have constructed their life stories and created their artistic identities. It reports on the methodology and findings of the research study, Common Threads (Flood, 2003) through which I witnessed a variety of self-held beliefs formed through the experiences of childhood and family, and the decisions that changed the research subjects' creative and artistic journeys. The aspects of these recorded stories reflect a complex set of relations in which each of the artists operated. The stories reflect how each research participant works and lives within a busy life while negotiating and maintaining a complex self-identity encompassing notions of 'being' creative. The ten artist interviewees provided through their stories an opportunity for others to engage at a close level with what it means to enact an artistic life. The research affirms the importance of providing opportunities for others involved and not involved in art making to become self-reflective in questioning their own lives while at the same time finding a better understanding of the ways they may enact a creative life. Implications for educational practice emerge through questioning how to encourage and enhance creativity in learning subjects.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 1 - Creativity and Identity
    • Abstract: Greenwood, Janinka
      This article explores the relationship between creativity through the arts in education and considers the development of a grounded and positive sense of identity. It acknowledges that creativity in itself does not have any particular moral value, and seeks to problematise the assumed relationship between creativity and positive development. It then examines, through four cases studies, ways in which drama has been used creatively to construct positive and effective, albeit particular, understandings of identity. Working through ways of interacting cross-culturally, and addressing personal and social issues in a colonised society, it offers a challenge for education. Through discussion and analysis of the case studies and the values they expose, it examines the implications of creativity and the value laden nature of concepts of identity for classroom teaching.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 1 - Creativity and the Arts in the Curriculum under
           Neoliberal Regimes
    • Abstract: Mansfield, Janet
      This paper looks at the nature of aesthetic production in the discursive texts of neoliberalism. It examines what the political and economic responses to market turbulence have been in the aesthetic political economy of New Zealand and the ways in which market disruptions of the social order have impacted upon the arts in education and discourses of creativity. I argue that the arts in education have become esoteric zones for an elite. The neoliberalising of creativity through pragmatic and instrumentally rationalised educational goals has proletarianised teacher education and education in general and left the arts truly disembedded from education. Their re-embedding is superficial and contingent under the 'literacies' resolution. An 'industrial' curriculum in every way fit for a 'worker' is now present for teachers and students, such status being inscribed between the lines of fine print within the New Zealand Curriculum (2007). Under such conditions of censure as discussed by Grierson and Mansfield (2004) and Mansfield (2005b), a functional and generic arts literacy - with the likelihood of complexity, multiplicity, and difference being worked towards, in, and through the arts in education - has been further endangered. 'Improvement' and increasing professionalism for teachers, it seems, means improved compliance and obedience.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 1 - Seeking Causes for the Marginalisation of the Arts in
           American Education
    • Abstract: Zwirn, Susan Goetz
      This paper seeks to investigate the causes for the marginalisation of the arts in American public education. Despite growing evidence that there is a sound basis for the centrality of the arts in the education of all children, art educators are still struggling to prove the value of their field. The development of art education in a historical context will be reviewed to prove the evolution of the outsider status of the arts. The central role of the development of the field of psychology in theories of education and its strong emphasis on language will be discussed. What is the cause for the benign neglect of the arts in the efforts of most educational reformers' Is art in United States viewed as socially irrelevant' This paper will also examine the importance of the arts in education and possible avenues to further their implementation.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 1 - Footprints of Globalisation: The Arts, Creativity and
           Inherent Concerns
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth
      In the global economies creativity has become a political agenda. Creativity is variously coupled with the arts and humanities, environmental and physical sciences, engineering, business, innovation, technology, enterprise and economic productivity. This article investigates the creative arts within the discourses of knowledge cultures, and considers the rhetoric and practices of creativity in relation to the UNESCO policies and strategies for building creative capacities for the twenty-first century, as articulated in the Road Map for Arts Education (UNESCO, 2006). To move from global to local sites, the paper identifies creativity by engaging a form of tale-telling of creative arts practices, encounters and events, as a way of witnessing aesthetic activities out of and away from teleological imperatives. A discussion of Foucault's technologies of self and Heidegger's questioning of the work of art assists the argument to take account of subjectivity and the politics of power relations in institutional practices and discourses. The paper argues that macro-political discourses need to be matched with micro-political action of creative subjects and educators, coupled with strategic initiatives for the arts in institutional practices, if the universalised goals of UNESCO are to be met at the local level.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 1 - Bionotes of Contributors
    • PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 28 Issue 1 - Creative Arts in Policy and Practice: Preface and
           Acknowledgements
    • Abstract: Grierson, Elizabeth M
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 27 Issue 1/2 - Notes for Contributors
    • PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 27 Issue 1/2 - Globalising Research Accountabilities
    • Abstract: Lingard, Bob
      This paper reflects upon the collected papers in this special volume of ACCESS. It also draws on the author's personal experience of the RAE in the UK at two "elite" Russell Group universities and his experience of research accountability in Australia at a comprehensive research intensive "elite" university. The paper also positions national research accountability systems within an emergent global higher education field utilising Bourdieu's "thinking tools", while acknowledging their vernacular expression within nations and individual universities. There is also a discussion of the complex concept of "impact" in relation to research. The paper argues that academic and professional measures of impact would be helpful in defining his field of educational research, while recognising the potential for impact concerns to narrow the definition of the field. It concludes by locating research accountability systems in the context of a new form of educational governance and the related need for a new social imaginary.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 27 Issue 1/2 - Performative Accountability and the UK Research
           Assessment Exercise
    • Abstract: Oancea, Alis
      This paper uses data from the submissions to, and ratings from, RAE 2001 to reflect on shifts in public understandings of institutional research accountability over the past two decades in the United Kingdom. In particular, it looks at what has been described as a decline of professional and communicative modes of accountability in favour of more technical and managerial ones. This shift was accompanied by a conceptual change, from accountability as responsibility and communicative reason to accountability as hierarchical answerability (with corresponding changes in values, concepts of public good and hierarchies of knowledge). The paper argues that, post-RAE, neither the reinforcement of targets, indicators, standards and techniques of managerial accountability, nor the closure of academia to external scrutiny, are likely to be the way forward. Rather, what is needed is a restoration of discursive, democratic and ethical dimensions of the relationship between research, the public, and policy.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
 
 
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