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  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - How to Disassemble a Christian-capitalist Machine
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Randell-Moon, Holly
      The review and analysis of the book 'Capitalism and Christianity, American style' by William E. Connolly is discussed. The book shows from a political science perspective, identifications of the spiritual and religious dimensions that dominate economic discourse in the United States. Review(s) of: Capitalism and Christianity, American Style, by William E. Connolly, Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2008, ISBN 9780822342496 (hb) 9780822342724 (pb). Includes endnotes.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Un-containable Affects: Disability and the Edge of
           Aesthetics [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hickey-Moody, Anna
      The review and analysis of the book 'Aesthetic nervousness: disability and the crisis of representation' by Ato Quayson is discussed. The book explores the concept of aesthetic nervousness to show what happens when a literary character's disability exceeds dominant systems of making meaning. Review(s) of: Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation, by Ato Quayson, Columbia University Press, New York, 2007, ISBN 9780231139038 (pb) 9780231139021 (hb). Includes endnotes.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Opening the Dialogue for Indigenous Knowledges
           Developments in Australia [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Grieves, Vicki
      The review and analysis of the book 'Disciplining the savages, savaging the disciplines' by Martin Nakata is discussed. The book aims to provide a foundation and a theoretical approach for Indigenous knowledges development. Includes endnotes. Review(s) of: Disciplining the Savages, Savaging the Disciplines, by Martin Nakata, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2007, ISBN 9780855755485.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Ruptured Reconciliation [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Marcus, Julie
      The review and analysis of the book 'Coercive reconciliation: stabilize, normalize, exit Aboriginal Australia' by Jon Altman and Melinda Hinkson is discussed. The book is the first to address the range of issues thrown up by the emergency intervention. Review(s) of: Coercive Reconciliation: Stabilise, Normalise, Exit Aboriginal Australia, by Jon Altman and Melinda Hinkson (Eds), Arena Publications, Melbourne, 2007, ISBN 9780980415803. Includes endnotes.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Minor Politics and Territorialisation [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Tuckwell, Jason
      The review and analysis of the book 'Deleuzian encounters: studies in contemporary social issues' by Anna Hickey-Moody and Peta Malins is discussed. The book shows the authors unapologetically position Deleuzian theory as the radical agent for a becoming social revolution. Review(s) of: Deleuzian Encounters: Studies in Contemporary Social Issues, by Anna Hickey-Moody and Peta Malins (Eds), Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2007, ISBN 9780230506923. Includes endnotes.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - The Far-away within Us: Philosophies of Love and Death
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Kirkby, Joan
      The review and analysis of the book 'Learning to live finally: the last interview', an interview with Jean Birnbaum translated by Pascale-Anne Brault and Michael Naas is discussed. The response of Derrida to several topics and issues are highlighted. Review(s) of: Learning to Live Finally: The Last Interview - an Interview with Jean Birnbaum, translated by Pascale-Anne Brault and Michael Naas, by Jacques Derrida, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 2007, ISBN 9781741753625. Review(s) of: Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture, by Linnell Secomb, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2007, ISBN 9780748623686. Includes endnotes.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Wog Zombie: The De- and Re-humanisation of Migrants,
           from Mad Dogs to Cyborgs
    • Abstract: Papastergiadis, Nikos
      There are now two paradigms that are used to explain the effects of migration and provide categories for defining the agency of the migrant. Since the late nineteenth century the sociological and political discourse on migration has followed the core assumptions of nationalist ideologies that defined sovereign states as comprising a population that was both settled within a defined territory and in possession of a unique cultural identity. Migration was considered a deviation from the normal conventions of settled life, and the migrants (or as Oscar Handlin termed them, the 'uprooted ones'), were at best seen as the victims of external forces or at worst perceived as suspect characters that sought unfair advantage over the residents and posed a threat to the prevailing social order. This tendency is also evident in sociological accounts of migration that express overt sympathy for the needs of migrants but then describe them as 'people with problems'. Even when migration has been acknowledged as a crucial feature of modernisation, it was usually framed as if this process was finite and adjustment was a mere transitional phase. Hence, the 'problem with migrants' begins with the assumption that migration is a disruption to the norm of settled life, and that the desired destiny of a migrant is to become a citizen of the nation. Given these negative assumptions on the effects of migration and the status of migrants, it comes as no surprise that public debates have tended to focus on the degree, rather than the legitimacy, of the imposition of limitations on immigration, restrictions on political entitlement, and the subjection of migrants to additional tests in relation to their biological and cultural fitness.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Seeing Things: Image and Affect
    • Abstract: Angel, Maria
      In the age of digital media how might we speak about images of torture, and how might we might think about regarding the pain of others, to cite the title of Susan Sontag's book' Through reference to a short six-minute film on torture, 'A Silence Full of Things' by Chilean film-maker Alejandra Canales (resident in Australia), and the Abu Ghraib photographs, this essay addresses the coextensive function of imaging and viewing, and the need to rethink the relationship between media and the human body especially in relation to the concept of virtuality. It works with the thesis that we don't see the world in the image, but that the image sees the world in us - in other words, images are not solely the visible features of objects that fall before our eyes, but are inflections of the outside world incorporated and transformed by the body of the viewing subject. To see, in this sense, involves an act of composition, a process of corporeal imagination, that complicates the idea that we merely subtract information from the outside world. I propose thinking with the image in its correlation with the body, its specificity and its capacity for community through the production of virtual experience. I argue for the thesis that virtual experience is a capacity of the human body rather than a trait of media (although they act to extend this capacity), and that image making like all genres of communication is a practice in virtual community.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Native American Scholarship and the Transnational Turn
    • Abstract: Warrior, Robert
      The term transnational has had a strong impact in various corners of literary and cultural studies over the past decade, but is only now emerging as a significant category of analysis among Native American writers and critics and in Native American studies. This essay grew out of a specific attempt to make some sense of why so many Native American scholars in literary studies have steered clear of discourse on the transnational. The exercise was in its original form particularly useful in providing a deeper understanding of how criticism fits into larger constellations of ethnic studies, politics, and culture. I am pleased to have the opportunity to rework these ideas along with so many others in Indigenous studies who are auguring the contours of a shared intellectual project across national, regional, and international boundaries.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Indigenous Existentialism and the Body
    • Abstract: Hokowhitu, Brendan
      A focus on the immediacy of the Indigenous condition through a theorizing of the Indigenous body is discussed. Effecting an Indigenous existentialism through the realization of the material immediacy of the Indigenous body will enable Indigenous people to live beyond the search for a pure pre-colonial past and the limits of a mind/body duality.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Critical Indigenous Studies: From Difference to
           Density
    • Abstract: Andersen, Chris
      In two recent articles, American Indian studies professor Duane Champagne challenges 'Western' academic disciplines' epistemological ability to analyse contemporary Indigeneity. Specifically, their failure to consider Indigenous collectivities' active role in colonial contexts in terms not readily discernable in Western forms of knowledge means these disciplines miss large elements of Indigeneity and, as such, fail to offer a plausible basis for its analysis. Champagne contends that despite its current failure to do so, American Indian studies - extrapolated here to include all Indigenous studies - should instead assume this mantle by presuming the distinctive agency of Indigenous peoples, including a focus on exploring our relations according to our distinctive epistemologies and according to the goals and mandates set by Indigenous communities. Not only will this distinguish Native studies from the rest of the academia, it will better position it to assist Indigenous peoples in righting their relationships with dominant, 'whitestream' society.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Imagining the Good Indigenous Citizen: Race War and
           the Pathology of Patriarchal White Sovereignty
    • Abstract: Moreton-Robinson, Aileen
      In June 2007, the Australian federal government sent military and police into Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory on the premise that the sexual abuse of children was rampant and a national crisis. This 'crisis' was constructed as something extraordinary and aberrant requiring new governmental measures. Agemben argues that this 'state of exception' is now the normal form of governance within democracies that 'establishes a hidden but fundamental relationship between law and the absence of law. It is a void, a blank and this empty space is constitutive of the legal system'. Guantanamo Bay has become the public face of the deployment of this state of exception where law and lawlessness exist in dealing with detainees as a response to the events of 9/11 but it is not exceptional. Other detainees are held in various locations such as Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and Camp Cropper and in these camps the USA has determined its own rules which are outside the law. In this sense exceptionalism is dispersed and not unified, but rather is a discursive formation that can only be partially known.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - In the Northern Territory Intervention: What Is Saved
           or Rescued and at What Cost'
    • Abstract: Watson, Irene
      The foundation of the Australian colonial project lies within an 'originary violence', in which the state retains a vested interest in maintaining the founding order of things. Inequalities and iniquities are maintained for the purpose of sustaining the life and continuity of the state. The Australian state, founder of a violent (dis)order is called upon by the international community to conform and uphold 'human rights', but what does this call to conformity require, particularly when the call comes from states which are also founded upon colonial violence' It is my argument that very little is required beyond the masquerade that 'equality' for Aboriginal peoples is an on-going project of the state. So for what purpose does the masquerade continue' The masquerade of equality is essential to the notion of foundation and state legitimacy even though inside the colonial state 'equality' is never a possibility. The bare minimum notion of 'rights' is allowed, in what Ranciere suggests is a space that is diminishing daily, until 'rights' appear empty and devoid of use. The key aspects and features of the Northern Territory Intervention and the Northern Territory Intervention National Emergency Response Bill (Cth) 2007 are discussed.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - There Is Nothing That Identifies Me to That Place:
           Indigenous Women's Perceptions of Health Spaces and Places
    • Abstract: Fredericks, Bronwyn
      Recent research has suggested that places are experienced and understood in multiple ways and are embedded within an array of politics. Results of a study of Aboriginal women in Rockhampton, Central Queensland exploring how the relationship between health services and Aboriginal women can be more empowered from the viewpoint of Aboriginal women are highlighted.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - In the City of Blinding Lights: Indigeneity, Cultural
           Studies and the Errants of Colonial Nostalgia
    • Abstract: Byrd, Jodi A
      I want to make the case in the pages that remain for placing the Indigenous at the centre of cultural studies and operationalising it as an entry point for inquiry. For Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, centreing indigeneity within critical theory - despite the concomitant pitfalls - is worth the effort as it helps to deconstruct the trappings of affect, liberalism and tolerance at the heart of current cultural studies concerned with issues of anti-racist inclusion, destinarial transcendence and cosmopolitan hope, and moves us toward radical justice, kinship, and community.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Introduction: Critical Indigenous Theory
    • Abstract: Moreton-Robinson, Aileen
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  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Frow, John; Schlunke, Katrina
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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Subcultures' [Book Review]
    • Abstract: St John, Graham
      The review and analysis of the book 'Subcultures: cultural histories and social practice' by Ken Gelder is discussed. The book on the theory and analysis of subculture provides students with an excellent understanding of how this heuristic came about. Review(s) of: Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice, by Ken Gelder, Routledge, London and New York, 2007, ISBN: 9780415379526 (PB), 9780415379519 (HB).

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Sad Old Queers [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McGregor, Viv
      The review and analysis of the book 'Feeling backward: loss and the politics of queer history' by Heather Love is discussed. The book presents an intervention into recent queer historical and literary scholarship that has explored the affective relationship between the historian and their object of study. Review(s) of: Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History, by Heather Love, Harvard University Press, Harvard and London, 2007, ISBN: 9780674026520. Includes endnotes.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Thinking through Things [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lally, Elaine
      The review and analysis of the book 'Evocative Objects' by Sherry Turkle comprising 34 quite short pieces reflecting the dynamic relationship between things and thinking is discussed. Some of the unique aspects and features of the book are highlighted. Review(s) of: Evocative Objects: Things We Think With, by Sherry Turkle (Ed.), The MIT Press, Cambridge Mass, 2007, ISBN: 9780262201681.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Every Kind of Everyday ... [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lusty, Natalya
      The review and analysis of the books 'Everyday life: theories and practices from surrealism to the present' by Michael Sheringham and 'Ordinary Effects' by Kathleen Stewart is discussed. The unique aspects and features of both books are highlighted. Review(s) of: Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present, by Michael Sheringham, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006, ISBN: 9780199273959. Review(s) of: Ordinary Affects, by Kathleen Stewart, Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2007, ISBN: 9780822341079. Includes endnotes.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - The Postmodern Left
    • Abstract: Lucy, Niall; Mickler, Steve
      The concept of postmodernism and the way in which it is interpreted by different and divergent groups, especially the left is discussed. The postmodern left puts the future at risk of returning to the past.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Cultural Studies 101: Canonical, Mystificatory and
           Elitist'
    • Abstract: Turner, Graeme
      Some of the experiences of the author while organizing a panel on the teaching of cultural studies at the annual conference of the Cultural Studies Australasia (CSAA) in Adelaide in December 2007 are discussed. The benefits and advantages for discussion that the CSAA panel offers are highlighted.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Homelessness Felt
    • Abstract: Robinson, Catherine
      Some of the different experiences of homeless felt in different ways are discussed. Homelessness from the point of view of seeing, tasting, touching, smelling and listening are highlighted.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Moving Encounters
    • Abstract: Deslandes, Ann
      The different encounters of the author while visiting Brazil and the MST (Movimento Sem Terra) movement are discussed. The MST articulates the tensions and points of reflection within the global justice movement's power relationships mainly because of its exemplarity are third world activism.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Out of Context: Thinking Cultural Studies
           Diasporically
    • Abstract: Farred, Grant
      The singular claim of Cultural Studies is that there can be no project of the political, no thinking of the political, without culture, without the study of culture at its core. More precisely, there can be no thinking of the political without the serious consideration of that confluence between the political and the popular, and the complicated relationship that always exists, in their different articulations at specific conjunctures, amongst politics, 'culture,' and popular culture. So central is culture and popular culture to the thinking of the political, in fact, that several Cultural Studies scholars - many of whom have turned to the business of intervening in the process of state policy-making - have suggested that the preoccupation with popular culture has displaced politics as the discipline's primary project. However, because the history of Cultural Studies is - and has been since its founding in the ideological, intellectual and ethical crises of the mid-1950s - the history of intervention into the particularities of successive political moments, Cultural Studies is perforce the discipline of necessary, which is to say, generative, insufficiency. Because it has no one methodology, in fact it can be said to have either several methodologies or none at all, Cultural Studies cannot address every political event in the same way; one mode of intervention is, in all likelihood, insufficient for another. This 'inherent insufficiency', the political and disciplinary response to the specificity of the event, has created in Cultural Studies not only the possibility for thinking particularity but the imperative to think 'out of context': to think outside, outside an orthodoxy, outside a discipline that no history of orthodoxy.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - One 'Body/Nation': Pathology and Cultural Citizenship
           in Australia
    • Abstract: Anderson, Zoe
      The concepts of 'health' in the Australian body politic and the discursive associations between 'disease' and the 'foreign' as perceived contaminants to the nation in Australia are discussed. HIV has been highlighted due to its continued elevation as a disease often denoted as stemming from deviousness or forms of non-natural transmission.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - From the 'Quiet Revolution' to 'Crisis' in Australian
           Indigenous Affairs
    • Abstract: Watson, Virginia
      In this essay, I want to look at the Howard government's record in Indigenous affairs, as a background to the current policy landscape, to suggest that claims about 'crisis' in Indigenous communities should not be seen as a straightforward outcome of empirical circumstance, even though this appears in many ways to be verified by 'objective' statistical data and the 'subjective' testimony of many Indigenous people themselves. The idea of crisis does not derive naturally from such accounts of Indigenous circumstance. Rather, it is clear that the federal political leadership in fact orchestrated events, particularly throughout the month of May 2006, by transforming the government's failure to change the fundamentals of Indigenous welfare - 'its quiet revolution' and commitment to 'practical reconciliation' - into a widespread, general crisis. This 'crisis' became a turning point at which the discourse of government responsibility for citizens was overtaken and replaced by that of citizen responsibility to government, namely, that Indigenous people and communities themselves are now equally responsible for (governmental) failure in Indigenous affairs.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - The Resignation of the Governor-general: Family Drama
           and National Reproduction
    • Abstract: Baird, Barbara
      The controversy that led to the resignation of Peter Hollingworth from the post of governor-general owing to his mishandling of the cases of sexual abuse of children as Archbishop of the Brisbane Diocese of the Anglican Church is discussed. National accountability with respect to the treatment of children will involve not only listening and responding meaningfully to the voices of children in the past and present, but also work to prevent the recurrence of sexual abuse.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Going Down the Hole: Beaconsfield, Celebrities and the
           Changing News Culture in Australia
    • Abstract: Bainbridge, Jason
      The Beaconsfield mining disaster has changed the way in which television news is packaged and reported in Australia. The different issues that arise out of the Beaconsfield disarticulation are highlighted.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Wander Lust: Genre, Sexuality and Identity in Ana
           Kokkinos's 'Head On'
    • Abstract: Hardwick, Joe
      In this article, I want to use Chambers's writing to look at questions of marginality, identity and genre in perhaps the most remarkable Australian example of the street movie in recent years: Ana Kokkinos's 1998 feature 'Head On'. This is a film that Felicity Collins and Therese Davis have described as 'the troubled teen of 1990s Australian cinema', not only in terms of the story it brings to the screen, but also in the way it seems to have been largely overlooked by academic critics. The film recounts, over a twenty-four-hour period, the story of Ari, a late-adolescent Greek-Australian male who wanders the streets of Melbourne participating in sexual encounters with mainly, though not exclusively, other men. As a young wanderer figure in the Australian cinema of the 1990s and beyond, Ari is certainly not alone, with other examples including the neo-Nazi gang of 'Romper Stomper' (1992), the various young, alternative inner-city characters of 'Sample People' (2000) or the marginalised, male buddies of 'Idiot Box' (1996), suggesting that what we have seen on Australian screens since the beginning of the 1990s is something like a loiterly generation. In extending Chambers's concept of the loiterly to take in certain generational questions, I want to use a loiterly approach as a means of questioning standard generational discourses evident in certain reviews of and articles about the film. These have read 'Head On' as being very much about the notion of identity, or rather about a denial of identity on behalf of the protagonist, both in ethnic and sexual terms. More specifically, 'Head On' has been read as both coming-of-age and coming out story, narratives whose teleology and simplistic before/after structure, I would argue, fail to render the complexity of questions of sexuality and identity posed by Kokkinos's film.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - The Murderous State: The Naturalisation of Violence
           and Exclusion in the Films of Neoliberal Australia
    • Abstract: Stratton, Jon
      What I want to argue is that we are at a watershed in Australian culture, that these films, and others, mark a shift in the Australian national imaginary. Since the Hawke-Keating years, but especially since the return of the Coalition to power under John Howard in 1996, Australia has been increasingly managed according to the ideological tenets of neoliberalism. I am not arguing here, though, that Australia has become an incarnation of the theory of neoliberalism as expressed by the economist Friedrich Hayek, its most celebrated originator and proponent. Rather, Australia, in similar manner to many other Western countries, has adopted a mixed bag of Hayekian and other neoconservative economic practices which, together, are most easily identified as neoliberalism and this is the general term that I shall be using in this article.

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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Frow, John; Schlunke, Katrina
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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Hollow Words [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bloch, Barbara
      Review(s) of: Keywords to War: Reviving Language in an Age of Terror, by Mary Zournazi, Scribe, Carlton North, 2007, ISBN 9781921215223, RRP $27.95 (pb). Includes footnotes.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Birmingham's Ghostly Presence [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Farrance, Lisa
      Review(s) of: Culture and Power: A History of Cultural Studies, by Mark Gibson, UNSW Press, Sydney, 2007, ISBN 9780868408866, RRP $39.95 (pb). Includes footnotes.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Baroque Inclinations [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McDonald, Lisa
      Review(s) of: The Politics of Imagination: Benjamin, Kracauer, Kluge, by Tara Forrest, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2007, ISBN 9783899426816, RRP 20.78 (pb). Includes footnotes.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Picture Perfect [Book Review]
    • Abstract:
      Review(s) of: Domesticity at War, by Beatriz Colomina, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2007, ISBN: 9780262033619, RRP: US$49.95 (hb).

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Kitsch Politics [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Frow, John
      Review(s) of: Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground, by Marita Sturken, Zero Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007, ISBN: 9780822341031 (hb) 9780822341222 (pb), RRP: US $89.95 (hb), US $24.95 (pb). Includes footnotes.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - On Missing the Revolution [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Jane, Simon
      Review(s) of: Marking Feminist Times: Remembering the Longest Revolution in Australia, by Margaret Henderson, Peter Lang, Bern, 2006 ISBN: 19783039108476 RRP: 35.60 (pb). Includes footnotes.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - (Re)visiting the Corporate World: The Matrix Evolution
    • Abstract: Michael, Rose
      I am now almost exactly where I was ten years ago: back in Melbourne; living, again, in North Fitzroy; back at Melbourne University working as well as studying here this time. Such a neat repeat of geography, down to the very same bike route, makes me wonder if I were more a tourist than I thought during those in-between years. (Was it inevitable that I leave both corporate Sydney and remote Aurukun, or does it only look that way now that my life has folded back on itself with all the perverse symmetry of a Rorschach test') Such a situation tempts me to make the metaphor of time as a mirror, through which I can look from here to there. If me-then looked in and me-now looked out, what would I/we see' But I'm beginning to think the two of us are not really so different and it would be more accurate to range us on the same side of the glass, peering into the looking glass lands where I've been.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - White Free Speech: The Fraser Event and Its
           Enlightenment Legacies
    • Abstract: Osuri, Goldie
      The media doublespeak over the anti-refugee and anti-immigration views of professor Andrew Fraser are analysed. The public statements of Macquarie University and the ongoing media attention given to Fraser prompted a range of responses within the university. A university centre concerned with issues of racism organised a forum to engage with Fraser's comments. Academics and other university authorities published responses to Fraser's comments, speaking from specific institutional locations on varied aspects of them. These responses included a range of articles on the subject of racial vilification, academic freedom and freedom of speech. I cannot here engage with all aspects of the Fraser event. What I do engage with, however, is the dominant framing of the event, especially in the media, as a debate between free speech and/or academic freedom on one hand and, on the other, an anti-free speech position, emerging from concerns about racial vilification, which leads to academic un-freedom. This binary opposition, I propose, is untenable when examined in the light of Enlightenment assumptions regarding free speech and academic freedom. These assumptions, I argue, are racialised. Because of this, it is necessary to deconstruct and politicise notions of academic freedom and free speech rather than considering them absolute, disembodied and neutral. Through such a deconstruction and politicisation, I demonstrate that Fraser's race-based comments and the argument for free speech and academic freedom colluded discursively to reproduce a white hegemony. An examination of the Fraser event through the lens of whiteness theory makes visible the racialised ways in which disembodied discourses of freedom of speech/ academic freedom and white hegemony collude to consolidate institutional white race privilege that excludes and further disempowers those groups that are targeted by racial vilification. This consolidation of whiteness cannot, in a post 9/11 context, be perceived simply as an academic event. Its effects are felt outside the borders of academia: the Fraser event for example, enabled the racial targeting of African communities in Australia. In such a context, the practice of institutional white race privilege raises questions about the need for responsible, ethical and embodied institutional relationships based on an acknowledgement of the practice of whiteness in racialised power relations.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Beyond Savagery: The Limits of Australian
           'Aboriginalism'
    • Abstract: Anderson, Kay; Perrin, Colin
      Our aim in this essay is not, however, to offer yet another attempt to rectify the empirical simplifications and generalisations of constructivism. Rather, in the context of an ongoing concern in cultural studies and elsewhere with the limits of 'discourse' and of 'discourse analysis', our attempt to restore to the Australian colonial encounter something of its specificity is impelled by a concern with how constructivism endows colonial discourse with a power that is not just empirically, but also theoretically, unsustainable. Critically addressing the prevalence of constructivist accounts of the colonial encounter in Australia, we draw less upon Said's description of the power of discourse and more upon Homi Bhabha's attempt to elicit its limits. For this encounter, we will argue, provides a salient, if not a crucial, instance of the failure of colonial discourse to construct indigenous peoples according to an idea of savagery that, as Bain Attwood has put it, refers to 'a place which Europeans ... left behind in order to assume "civilisation" '.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Panic! Affect Contagion, Mimesis and Suggestion in the
           Social Field
    • Abstract: Gibbs, Anna
      Over the last fifteen years or so various cultural theorists have proffered analyses of mediatised political figures (Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John Howard) that without necessarily using the term suggestion itself attempt to map the work of affect in the political terrain. Now may be the moment to look more closely at just what this term might imply and what the nature of its relation to panic might be. Recent renewed interest in suggestion has been given new impetus by the rediscovery of the work of nineteenth-century French sociologist Gabriel de Tarde. Tarde draws on the psychology of his day (concerned above all with sympathy, hypnotism and suggestion) and the nascent social psychology (which extended these concerns to the psychology of crowds) to elaborate a new theory of the social in which it appears as the actualisation of virtual potentials already present in individuals. For him, the phenomenon of hypnotic suggestion functions as the extreme instance which illuminates the ordinary state of social life (a point to which I will return). Like other writers of his time, Tarde gives a good deal of consideration to crowds as a site of affect contagion in which the tendency to panic exemplifies irrationality. The birth of publics which Tarde was among the first to identify and describe would seem to augur a social life less prone to contagion and suggestion than that of the age of crowds, because, among other things, publics are believed to be more disembodied than crowds. But is this actually the case' A closer look at panic from a psychological perspective may provide a useful starting point in opening further exploration of this question.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - In the Name of 'Childhood Innocence': A Discursive
           Exploration of the Moral Panic Associated with Childhood and Sexuality
    • Abstract: Robinson, Kerry H
      This essay critically examines how moral panics are used as a political strategy for maintaining the hegemony of the nuclear family, the sanctity of heterosexual relationships and the heteronormative social order. It focuses on the moral panic associated with children and sexuality, particularly that which is manifested around non-heterosexual subjectivities. The discussion is based on a discursive analysis of media representations of the moral panics that occurred in Australia during the period 2004 to 2006 around the following issues: a Play School episode, the Learn to Include booklets,6 and the We're Here resource. The hegemonic discourses around childhood innocence, sexuality and the construction of the homosexual as folk devil are explored. I show how these discourses are mobilised by right-wing politicians and moral entrepreneurs to strategically instigate a moral panic at critical points in time, in order to reassert conservative values within a heteronormative social order. It is notable that each of the moral panics explored here arose at times when the Australian government was lobbying to exclude legal recognition of same-sex marriages or civil unions. Foucault's concept of the technologies of power provides a useful mechanism through which to examine the role of the media, politicians and moral entrepreneurs in reinscribing the heteronormative status quo and reaffirming the hegemony of the nuclear family.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Ritalin: Panic in the USA
    • Abstract: Miller, Toby
      Ritalin is a popular pharmaceutical that keeps young people quiet and focused, but attracts intense opprobrium. Beginning with an account of the dimensions of Ritalin's use in the United States and controversies surrounding it, I outline how this might be understood in moral-panic terms, examining the role of the psy-function and conflicts of interest, coverage in popular culture and the response of government. Now, in many cases, progressives have criticised moral panics, recuperating moral-panic folk devils as semiotic guerrillas struggling against authority. In this instance, however, the scene is too complex and multifaceted for that heroisation. There are no good guys; there is lots of panic, from all political-economic quarters (some of it justified), and none of it straightforward.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Proliferating Panic: Regulating Representations of Sex
           and Gender during the Culture Wars
    • Abstract: Davies, Cristyn
      During the culture wars in the United States from the late 1980s into the 1990s, surveillance of representations of the American citizen reached a particular frenzy. In her powerful metaphor, Martha Wilson, founder of the arts organisation Franklin Furnace, refers to the proliferating panic of conservative commentators about avant-garde artists challenging the heteronormative status quo. This article explores the moral panic that has accompanied attempts by the New Right to shape and define the American citizen as heterosexual, monogamous, white and a believer in middle-class family values. Decisions about government funding for the arts have been made with the aim of policing and regulating the work of artists, particularly those who critiqued traditional American values. My focus here is the work of performance artists Karen Finley and Holly Hughes, and the conditions that led to controversy around their performances. Finley and Hughes created performances that challenged hegemonic discourses of gender and sexuality. They were two of those artists branded by the media as the 'NEA Four', practitioners whose work was considered indecent and consequently de-funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) the main government funding body for artists in the United States. During the moral panic associated with the 'NEA Four', national debates about freedom of speech, censorship and the legislative control of arts funding rapidly polarised. Discourses about the regulation and prohibition of gendered and sexual representation actually proliferated discourses about sex and gender, escalating the panic. This article draws on the work of Judith Butler to understand the role of critique in undoing the oppressive effects of 'restrictively normative conceptions of sexual and gendered life'. Isolating incoherence, unspeakability and vulnerability in social life as the conditions in which critique may emerge, Butler draws attention to the precariousness of this act. If the act of critique questions normative and regulatory practices in order to imagine a different socio-political future, and if critique is likely to emerge out of a clash between discourses, then this fragile socio-political environment is also susceptible to other kinds of discursive intervention, such as the workings of a moral panic. The term 'moral panic' was first used in 1971 by sociologist Jock Young about the socio-cultural meanings of drug taking, and was later more fully developed by Stanley Cohen in his study of mods and rockers. Since the inception of the term, academics have contested the characteristics of moral panic, and interrogated those processes and sequences by which they unfold. The expansion of the media and new technologies register, in ever more complex ways, such events as they take place and to meet this culture of immediacy theories of moral panic have been revamped, reconceived and rearticulated. My argument that follows imagines performance art as a queer time and space; that is, not only does performance art contest normative structures of traditional theatrical performance, so too does it challenge understandings of normative subjects, and the relation of the arts to structures of power. Judith Halberstam's scholarship about queer time and space has been a significant development in queer studies and is critical to the formulation of my theorising of performance art. Like David Rom n and Richard Meyer, I share the conviction that ' "queerness" becomes most useful as an interpretive category, when placed in relation to particular social contexts, historical moments, and cultural surrounds'. This is not to say that performance art is an exclusively queer art form, but rather to acknowledge that it has been easily accessible to historically marginalised groups such as feminists and queers because practitioners often employed the body and skills of a solo performer, using material from everyday life with a focus on the body in time and space and often turning toward autobiographical explorations. Therefore, performance art of this kind is often less expensive to produce than more traditional theatre, and involves self-devised work in which some performers draw on personal experience to offer socio-political and cultural critique of pressing issues.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - 'New Ways to Frame the Mammoth Horror': Media First
           Responders and the Katrina Event
    • Abstract: Knox, Sara
      This article explores the state of emergency of 'the Katrina event' with reference to the role of media 'first responders'. While the hyper-productivity of the media could be said to have had a dilatory effect (its recirculation of highly racialised rumour deepening the social panic attendant to the evacuation of the city, complicating matters for the evacuees, and for their would-be benefactors), it also demonstrated a logistical and affective responsiveness to the crisis at a point when little else was being done. Even the media's capacity to 'get it wrong' functions as a demonstration of its productivity; its reach instantiating referred belief those half-credences about which cultural theorist Mark Seltzer writes. I argue below that the performance of the media throughout the Katrina event its mediation of panic, and of the state of emergency worked as a mechanism of technical re-mastery in the face of systemic breakdown.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Biotypologies of Terrorism
    • Abstract: Pugliese, Joseph
      One of the key burdens in contemporary work on the body and new technologies is that the bio-materiality of the body is being inexorably superseded by technological innovations that render the limitations and constraints of the bio-body redundant. For instance, in his discussion of 'the effects of technological acceleration arising from digital processing and computer-mediated communications', the cultural theorist Paul Gilroy argues that these effects 'mean that the individual is even less constrained by the immediate forms of physical presence established by the body'. In this essay, I challenge this claim by focusing on the virulent redeployment of the most reductive empirico-positivist conceptualisations of the body by such organisations as law enforcement authorities and military institutions. In the context of the so-called 'war on terror' and the increasing use of biometric technologies in order to secure 'identity dominance' in the fighting of this war, I examine the manner in which essentialised biotypologies are mobilised and reproduced within the discursive practices of such organisations in order, pre-emptively, to identify and capture targeted subjects. Biotypologies, I argue, function to constitute targeted subjects in terms of biometric 'signatures' of essentialised corporeal features, behaviours and practices; these essentialised biometric 'signatures' are constrained precisely by 'the immediate forms of physical presence established by the body'. Genealogically tied to such seemingly outdated disciplines as anthropometry, craniology, phrenology and criminal anthropology, the use of biotypologies by both military and law enforcement authorities reproduces a disciplinary biopolitical regime premised on normative conceptualisations of race, gender, (dis)ability and bodily behaviour. Situated within the domain of policy documents and new technologies, I proceed to examine how these biotypologies of targeted subjects are instrumental in fomenting cultural panics concerning the Arab and/or Muslim and/or figure 'of Middle Eastern appearance'. I conclude by drawing on the work of Reza Aramesh, a contemporary British Iranian artist, in order to address what is at stake for targeted subjects who are compelled to embody these biotypologies in the lived reality of their everyday lives.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - 'Skylarking': Homosexual Panic and the Death of
           Private Kovco
    • Abstract: Payne, Robert
      In this essay, I analyse key examples of language used during the Kovco case in what I call a panic of reconstruction: attempts in media reports, ministerial press releases and inquiry testimony to restabilise the metonymic masculine and national embodiment of Private Kovco in the face of speculation and unknowing obscuring the circumstances of his death. Notably, a tension between key phrases from the testimony of one of Kovco's roommates and the military inquiry's ultimate findings illuminates the specific anxieties of homosexual panic that structures certain Western nationalist masculinities and the military culture built around their defence. Moreover, in revisiting Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's work on homosexual panic, suggestive overlaps become apparent in the discursive regulations of homosociality that structure heteronormative masculinity and Orientalist figures of terrorism currently perceived as threats to it. The politics of responsibility and entitlement in relation to individual masculine subjects and nation-states provide a means, later in the essay, to unpack double standards around the legitimation of violence.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - The Face of Evil: Demonising the Arab Other in
           Contemporary Australia
    • Abstract: Noble, Greg
      The 'face of evil' has become a common media and political figure over the last few years. Most typically evoked in representations of international terrorism the events of September 11, 2001, the Bali and London bombings and so on the 'face of evil' has also become a recurring motif in local media representations of crime when questions of certain, visibly distinct, cultural and religious backgrounds are seen to be involved. Newspaper articles about 'race rape' and 'ethnic crime' among young Arab and Muslim men are often accompanied by graphic images of alleged wrongdoers who are seen to embody evil.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Introduction: Cultures of Panic
    • Abstract: Davies, Cristyn; Payne, Robert
      Panic is described as a socio-cultural phenomenon, as much as a physical one. An introduction is provided to the essays which analyze examples of government and public actions, perceiving them as manifestations of panic.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Frow, John; Schlunke, Katrina
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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Cultural Studies in the Age of Disciplinary Democracy
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McPhedran, Charles
      Review(s) of: New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory, by Gary Hall and Clare Birchell (eds), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2007, ISBN 9780748622092 RRP $52.95. Includes references.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - The Power of Memory [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Colman, Felicity
      Review(s) of: Locating Memory: Photographic Acts, by Annette Kuhn and Kristen Emiko Mcallister (eds), Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford, 2006 ISBN 9781845452278 RRP $39.95 (pb). Includes references.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Birth of the New Clinic [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Jones, Meredith
      Review(s) of: The Body in Question: A Socio-Cultural Approach, by Alan Petersen, Routledge, London, 2006, ISBN 9780415321617 (hb), 9780415321624 (pb) RRP 65.00 (hb) 19.00 (pb). Includes references.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Cultures of Fame and Fandom [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bonner, Frances
      Review(s) of: Framing Celebrity, by Su Holmes and Sean Redmond (eds), Routledge, London, 2006 ISBN 9780415377096 (hb) 9780415377102 (pb) RRP 70.00 (hb) 18.00 (pb). Includes references.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Affectively Addressing Cultural Studies [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Davis, Cristyn
      Review(s) of: Cultural Studies' Affective Voices, by Melissa Gregg, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2006 ISBN 1403999023 RRP $144.00 (hb).

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Participating in the Past: Recording Lives in Digital
           Environments
    • Abstract: Arthur, Paul Longley
      This essay begins to address some of these issues by focusing on oral history projects and drawing upon specific examples to provide a basis for reflecting on how the digital domain is enabling a remarkable transformation in this field of history, not only in terms of its practices, but also in terms of its reception and its power. It suggests that the new digital media are liberating oral history (once only available in the form of audio tapes or text transcriptions and accessible only to specialists or persistent enthusiasts) by bringing it into the everyday world where it can be heard, questioned, freely interpreted and freely shared.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Palpable History
    • Abstract: Gibson, Ross
      Imagine some undocumented circumstance, a situation that you know needs witnessing. Imagine it's an aftermath with no adequate residue of the textual kinds of records that we conventionally use for tracing what happened, for making history of it. Say these records have gone missing or were never gathered. Now imagine that some non-textual traces of this circumstance have persisted out of the past, despite all the obfuscation. Let's say we know that some such traces prevail not in documents but in photographs. Or equally probable, the traces might be detected in landscapes, in bodies, family tales or personal memories. Given this kind of circumstance, is there something we can do to grasp the forces that have pushed out of the past and are shaping the world now' If you are deprived of written accounts, or indeed if you are disinclined to offer writing as your historical practice, what aspects of the past can still be evoked with historicist intent' Say in audio-visual formats, say by utilising photographs in temporal sequences and spatial installations' What role might these fleeting, time-brittle things play in offering us some persuasive, deeply felt insights into the way the past seems to flow through the present toward the future'

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Resurrecting Absence: Susan Howe's a Bibliography of
           the King's Book or, Eikon Basilike and the Historically Unspoken
    • Abstract: Wilkinson, Jessica
      This essay has been inspired not only by my ongoing fascination with Howe's writings, but also by the obvious and enduring interest in, and curiosity towards, the circumstances of King Charles the First's strange 'tyrannical martyrdom' and his evocative posthumous publication. In 2006, whilst browsing the shelves of a small Toronto bookstore, I stumbled across a newly published Broadview edition of the Eikon Basilike. This new text demonstrates that these centuries-old meditations, which so profoundly affected their readers in the wake of the King's execution, continue to arouse the interests of the modern reader. The list of 'contemporary responses' to the King's Book that this edition includes is, not surprisingly, void of a mention of Susan Howe's radical poetic response, composed almost two decades ago. In this particular work, Howe appropriates the 'bibliography' as a device through which to explore the conflicts between fiction and fact, image and text, presence and absence, which permeate contemporary theoretical conceptions of historical writing. However, departing from traditional bibliographical practices (which privilege chronology, objectivity and accuracy of documentation), Howe's radical work challenges the limits of convention both structurally and thematically, and lays the foundations for new historical methodologies. Through such experimental procedures as physically overlapping or rotating words and phrases, or combining 'borrowed' text with her own expressions, Howe's textual 'voices' compete for authority and the reader's attention as they unsettle the reader's understanding of authentic and objective writing. Through close textual and ideological analysis of Howe's work, this essay contemplates innovative methods for conceiving literary history beyond the confines of canonical narratives.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - 'There Was Nothing to Say and Nobody Said It':
           Silence, Disconnection and Interruptions of Gertrude Stein's Writing Voice
           during World War II
    • Abstract: Walker, Ruth
      At the outset of World War II Gertrude Stein chose to retreat to her country house in the foothills of the French Alps, only re-emerging to the public arena years later as the American journalists who accompanied advancing Allied forces competed for the story of her 'liberation'. Stein's experience during this period is traced through Wars I Have Seen (1945), a fascinating eyewitness chronicle of everyday life in occupied France that was cautiously maintained in her notoriously illegible handwriting in order to prevent exposure to any curious but potentially hostile readers. Wars I Have Seen has not previously received a sustained analysis from a communications and cultural studies perspective, yet it offers an intriguing snapshot of the impact of media technologies on a peculiarly isolated social group at a period in the early twentieth century when acoustic media had only relatively recently become everyday. While emphasis is frequently placed on Stein's more visual modernity, Wars I Have Seen is quite remarkable for its attention to acoustic communication technologies. In this text, Stein reveals herself to have been preoccupied during the war years with intermittently disconnected telephone lines and increasingly addictive radio, with its various channels, competing discourses and worryingly alluring propaganda. She describes herself and Toklas as struggling to interpret unreliable sound-bites that often seemed unsynchronised with the local experience they interrupted. Wars I Have Seen is also significant for its early scrutiny of the impact of these acoustic media technologies on the genre of war writing.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - 'Good Building': Bertolt Brecht's Utopian Historical
           Optimism at the End of World War II
    • Abstract: Fischer, Gerhard
      On 10 May 1945, a short prose text by Bertolt Brecht appeared in New York in the Austro-American Tribune, one of the numerous literary journals run by writers exiled from Nazi Germany to the far corners of the world. The text, entitled Der St dtebauer ('The City Builder'), is set in a timeless and nameless no-man's land, a stark, un-historical and un-geographical, fairy-tale like setting.1 To be sure, the date of publication leaves no doubt about the contemporary relevance of Brecht's parable, and its readers would have had no difficulty locating and identifying the precise historical-social background before which Brecht's text unfolds: Germany at the end of World War II, her cities in ruins, disgraced after her fatal submission to fascism; a country defeated and devastated materially as much as emotionally and intellectually; a disintegrating society facing the overwhelming task of providing for the elementary survival (food and shelter) of its population as well as the rebuilding of the socio-cultural infrastructure of a democratic, civil society. At this crucial point in time, in German historical mythology often referred to as Stunde Null (Zero Hour), Brecht offers his suggestion concerning the rebuilding of Germany according to the principles of what he describes as 'good building'.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - The Challenge of Film Considered as Historical
           Research
    • Abstract: Berg, Olaf
      Considering film as historical research entails thinking of it not just as a historical source or a kind of popularised presentation of history, but as a tool of production by which unique historical insights can be gained. Though film is widely regarded as a legitimate source material of historical scholarship, it is seldom employed as such. Siegfried Kracauer's investigation of the popular rise of Nazism in German society and Marc Ferro's study of Russian revolutionary history are among the pioneering works in this field. The presentation of history in film is at the very least discussed among historians as a serious option to aid the dissemination of historical insights into the classroom and the larger public realm. Increasing numbers of historical journals have started providing space for film reviews. Renowned historians like Robert Rosenstone and Natalie Zemon Davis have also participated in the production of historical films and published their reflections on the experience of this involvement. But, to think of film as a medium of historical research still seems to be a very odd idea for the overwhelming majority of historians..

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - The Presence of Palestinian Absence in Narrating the
           Zionist Nation into Being
    • Abstract: Pfingst, Annie
      This essay investigates the frames that simultaneously hide and expose the structure of the field of vision as we encounter the 'contested landscape' of Palestine-Israel. Reflecting on works in 'The New Hebrews', it considers what authorises our looking, determines who and what registers in our seeing, what frames become visible to our looking even as the Zionist national narrative so coherently registered in 'The New Hebrews' simultaneously disappears Palestinian presence.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Letters from Beirut
    • Abstract: Marks, Laura U
      In summer 2006 I returned to Lebanon for a third time. I had lived in Beirut for almost a year in 2002-2003, during which time I fell in love with the city, as so many people do - the generosity, resilience and joie de vivre of so many Lebanese people, the lively artistic scene, the intensity with which so many historical and international forces cross this small country. I built strong friendships then. I returned in 2004, and again in June 2006, this time to study Arabic at the American University of Beirut. On 14 July, in response to Hizballah's action of taking two Israeli soldiers hostage and shooting across the Lebanese-Israeli border, Israel began an intense bombardment of Lebanese infrastructure, starting with the airport, as well as places where Hizballah supporters lived. A privileged outsider waiting to be evacuated, I was also helpless, afraid, and furious at the pro-Israeli tone of the international media. So I wrote daily letters to family, friends, and a growing email list of interested people. This is an edited version.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Experience - Information - Image: A Historiography of
           Unfolding. Arab Cinema as Example
    • Abstract: Marks, Laura U
      Why do certain images of history reach us, while others remain seemingly forgotten, in the infinite breadth of the past' Why do only certain events seem to matter' I suggest those experiences are not forgotten but enfolded. The contemporary politics of historiography can be conceptualised according to the relationship between Experience, Information and Image; a triadic relationship that I have proposed to understand the nature of the image in the information age. While Experience is infinite, the vast majority of experience lies latent. Few Images ever arise from it. In our age, those that do arise tend to be selected, or unfolded, by political and economic interests that deem them to be useful as Information. Nevertheless, anyone can unfold any aspect of Experience to become a public image. Artists (and others) do so in order to allow other aspects of Experience to circulate, before they enfold, back into the matrix of history. Historiography is this process of unfolding. As Siegfried Kracauer wrote, a historian should pay attention to the details of the past in order to rescue things from oblivion, 'so that nothing should go lost. It is as if the fact-oriented accounts breathed pity with the dead.' This relationship can shed light on many kinds of artworks that deal in some way with the past. My examples will be drawn from contemporary cinema of the Arab Mashreq (or eastern Arab world). This is, for the most part, a non-industrial, artisanal, and auteurist cinema. Dependent on a combination of local and foreign funding, it circulates complexly both among Arab participants with differing interests and between Arab and Western audiences, all of whom tend to regard Arab films through the eyes of the others. In the heavily politicised Arab milieu, the Image world is constructed as a selective unfolding of only those aspects of Experience that are deemed to be useful or profitable. For these reasons, filmmakers in the Arab world are highly aware that the perceptible world is constructed by political interests: that it is almost impossible for a filmmaker to picture the world without simultaneously deconstructing or negating it.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - The Pitfalls of Picturing Atlantic Slavery: Steven
           Spielberg's Amistad vs Guy Deslauriers's The Middle Passage
    • Abstract: Eckstein, Lars
      The transatlantic slave trade was probably more present in the collective consciousness Britons in 2007 than it had been at any time since the turbulences of abolition in the early nineteenth century. Cinema and TV schedulers depended on non-British films in the year of public commemoration, two of which I wish to discuss in this essay. First is Steven Spielberg's blockbusting Amistad (1997), the first movie ever to really depict life in the belly of a slave ship, albeit in an ethically and aesthetically dubious way; and second, Martinican filmmaker Guy Deslauriers's Passage du Milieu (1999), a film that is rarely mentioned in critical discourses although it has had a comparitively wide exposure since HBO produced an English translation (The Middle Passage) for the US TV market. A comparison of Spielberg's and Deslauriers's filmic approaches to the middle passage, I believe, is quite revealing of the dangers and pitfalls, yet also of the vital mnemonic potential, of artistically re-thinking the past when it comes to the uncomfortable flipsides of enlightened modernity. But before critically evaluating the mnemonic performance of both films, let me briefly sketch the more general political and historiographical challenges involved in picturing Atlantic slavery.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Historical Fiction and the Allegorical Truth of
           Colonial Violence in The Proposition
    • Abstract: Collins, Felicity
      On the eve of Australia Day 2006, Prime Minister John Howard used a short but much disputed part of his address to the National Press Club to berate postmodern approaches to historical truth. What the Prime Minister favours is 'balance' a value located for him 'at the centre of the modern Australian achievement' which unites Indigenous and immigrant Australians into 'One People, One Destiny'. At the time of the Prime Minister's speech Kate Grenville's historical novel, The Secret River (2005), and John Hillcoat's violent frontier film, The Proposition (2005), were generating arguments about the historical value, respectively, of realist novels and revisionist westerns dealing with the controversial issue of colonial violence between Indigenous and settler Australians. This article sifts through these debates, prompted by the defensive critical response of local historians to Grenville's novel, and by my first viewing of The Proposition a viewing which left me with an unshakeable sense of the 'irrefutable truth' of frontier violence as a 'fact' of Australian history. But how can a fictional narrative tell an 'irrefutable' truth about the past' What kind of truth arises from allegory if not historical truth' Are historians right to reject 'allegorical' truths as myth because such truths 'corrupt' the 'consultable' historical record' I begin with the gap between two discourses: the local controversy among historians over the truth status of historical fiction provoked by Grenville's Booker-nominated novel; and a long-running EuroAmerican argument about the representability of 'holocaustal events' a debate informed by realist, modernist and postmodern approaches to problems of historical reference in mass mediated societies. I argue that, in the gap between these discourses, The Proposition, as one of a recent cycle of Australian feature films about colonialism and its afterlife, constitutes an experiment with historical allegory rather than a postmodern 'stew'. This cycle of 'history films' began with One Night the Moon (Rachel Perkins, 2001), quickly followed by Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, 2002), Black and White (Craig Lahiff, 2002) and The Tracker (Rolf de Heer, 2002), to be joined more recently by The Proposition and the 'precolonial' film, Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer, 2006). Although conventional in form, these films are experimental in the sense identified by Meaghan Morris: they 'help create the possibility of a "field" of intersubjectivity where a different form of public memory may take shape'. However, it is precisely this possibility that most worries certain Australian historians.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Captain Cook Chased a Chook
    • Abstract: Schlunke, Katrina
      Captain Cook has been marked again and again as culturally and historically significant. Even mentioning his name risks a set of responses. The challenge in attempting to interrupt Cook as only a historical figure is that he already works through replication and chaotic proliferation that solemnly monumentalise him with a fake reason and at the same time popularise him in delirious rhyme. The commonality and repetitiveness of Cook may therefore be considered a part of the ongoing invention of the 'historical' Cook as an always incomplete effort to install Cook as the 'original' Australian. But perhaps some of the ways we learn Cook that fall outside narrative and outside orders of reason may constitute an affective remnant of an embodied knowing that there was, and is, a 'before Cook'. Those remnants could disrupt the ways in which Cook is understood as national origin and historical figure and let us experience instead the nonsense of Cook, in the present.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - A Touching and Contagious Captain Cook: Thinking
           History through Things
    • Abstract: Muecke, Stephen
      For how long can history, as it is conceived in 'the West', continue to attach itself to an exhausted humanism, where 'man' is central and all the natural and inanimate objects surrounding humans (and linked intimately to human activity) are relegated to the function of support act' This essay argues from anthropological theory that there are fundamentally different sorts of relationships that humans can entertain with non-humans, and that these relationships can have a magical force. When a monument is placed at the spot where an explorer first touched the land, does this impart a contiguous magic' On the other hand, where the stuff of history seems animated, and spreading out without clear connection to impart some small part of the aura to a doll representing the historical figure, are we not dealing with a sympathetic, contagious magic' This essay will experiment with these non-representational forms of energy as they are transferred in domains associated with the figure of Lt. James Cook.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - But Is It History'
    • Abstract: Neumann, Klaus
      How do we know a past beyond the reach of our immediate experience' Since the nineteenth century, professional historians have been trusted to be able to close the gap between the present and the past, and to represent the past as it really was. Experiments in history can play an important role in undermining that trust, and in encouraging those reading or watching or listening to history to shed their fear of flying. At the same time, experimental histories can sow doubt as to whether the past perhaps amounts to more than something over and done with, the history of which can be validated by reference to indisputable outcomes.

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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Introduction: A Fragmented Stew of 'Themes' and
           'Issues'
    • Abstract: Forrest, Tara
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  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Schlunke, Katrina; Frow, John
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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Beyond Borders [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Douglas, Kate
      Review(s) of: Borderwork in Multicultural Australia, by Bob Hodge and John O'Carroll, Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, 2006 ISBN 9781741146806 RRP $35 (pb).

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Discomforting Delights [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Mayhew, Margaret
      Review(s) of: Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others, by Sarah Ahmed, Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2006 ISBN 0822339145 RRP US $21.95 (pb). Includes references.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - The Micropolitics of Slow Living [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Susie
      Review(s) of: Slow Living, by Wendy Parkins and Geoffrey Craig, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2006, ISBN 0868409871 RRP $32.95 (pb). Includes references.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - A Decade of Work from Meaghan Morris [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bartlett, Alison
      Review(s) of: Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture, by Meaghan Morris, Sage, London, 2006 ISBN 9780761961161 RRP $39.95 (pb), Includes references.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Mixed Feelings [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Gibbs, Anna
      Review(s) of: Mixed Emotions: Anthropological Studies of Feeling, by Kay Milton and Maruska Svasek (eds), Berg, Oxford and New York, 2005 ISBN 9781845200794 RRP 15.95 (pb). Includes references.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Bringing Indigenous Religion into Focus [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Maddox, Marion
      Review(s) of: Aboriginal Religions in Australia: An Anthology of Recent Writings, by Max Charlesworth, Francoise Dussart and Howard Morphy, (eds), Ashgate, London, 2005 ISBN 0754651282 RRP US $99.95 (hb). Includes references.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Trace Evidence: The Uncertainty of the Real
    • Abstract: Morrissey, Belinda; Davis, Kristen
      This paper will investigate the impact of some trace items of the vanished people through their evocation of the everyday, and their concomitant and terrifying function as sublime objects in the Lacanian sense, as positive, material objects elevated to the status of the impossible Thing. The concept of recovery memory and post-traumatic stress disorder is also explained in this paper.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - The Belsunce Case: Judgment, Uptake, Genre
    • Abstract: Munro, Andrew
      The following signals what a 'phrasing of the diff rend' might in fact look like, and maintains that any such phrasing entrains two coextensive claims first, a postulate of purposive agents not entirely constrained or spoken8 by any particular genre and second, an admission of degrees of generic translatability. To do so, I will evoke a rhetorical take on genre, positing generically emergent but intergenerically subsistent agents constituted by neither one genre nor one epistemic frame, non-sovereign but purposive subjects neither fully formed nor fully dissolved a rhetorical postulate of genre, in other words, affording a way to account for generic translation and its social effects.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Postshamanism (1999)
    • Abstract: Obarrio, Juan
      One of these nights I am going to sit at my wooden desk and I will recall that other night in which I met Liberato and Jacobo and some of the events that have happened since. And I will write down the words that you are reading at this instant. It was late at night in Buenos Aires, in the midst of the winter, my father and I were walking through the dark streets in the centre of the city toward the building of the national Congress, where my mother, a lawyer who had been working for decades with indigenous political organisations, held the post of Secretary of Indigenous Affairs.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Knowing the Country
    • Abstract: Vincent, Eve
      On 14 July 2004 Prime Minister John Howard announced that the national low-level nuclear waste dump planned for South Australia had been scrapped. Outmanoeuvred by Mike Rann's anti-dump state Labor government at every turn, Howard caved in after realising that he could not continue to ignore sustained public opposition. The Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta (KPKT) are a council comprising senior Anangu (Aboriginal) women from Antikarinya, Yankunytjatjara and Kokatha countries. The Kungka Tjuta did not accept they were powerless to change the course of the waste repository project 'the Government' planned to impose on them. Talking and travelling became methods of articulating counter-narratives, which radically disrupted the federal government's unconvincing story. These counter-narratives resonated with many non-indigenous Australians and forced an epistemological contest between different ways of knowing the country.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Relationscapes: How Contemporary Aboriginal Art Moves
           beyond the Map
    • Abstract: Manning, Erin
      Mina Mina (Dorothy Napangardi Robinson, 2005) measures almost two metres in height (198 122 cm). Black on white, its white emergent through the black dots, it encourages us to look-across, to move-with the fragile dotted lines that compose its labyrinths. 'Looking at' is too stable for this shifting landscape that moves, already, in many directions at once. This movement-across is not a symmetrical one that would obediently follow a horizontal or vertical perspective: it is a vibrating movement, a resonance that forces itself upon our vision, transforming it into a politics of touch. This is a politics of touch because what the painting compels is not a static viewing but an activity of reaching-toward that alters the relation between body and painting, creating a moving world that becomes a touching of the not-yet touchable. This touching is rhythmic. It occurs not on the lines or with the points but across the vista the painting elaborates, an experiential vista that is already more-than the space of the canvas can convey. These are more than traces, they are material becomings toward a worlding immanent to the experience of viewing. The becoming-world called forth by this black and white painting is a creation of an event of which I am part. It takes me not somewhere else, but right where I can become, to a force-field that is an eventness in the making, an exfoliation of experience.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Culture and Pedagogy: On the Popular Art of Reviewing
           Popular Art
    • Abstract: Briggs, Robert
      Today cultural studies is regularly credited (or charged) with having challenged and transformed a once-dominant, unreflective concept of 'mass culture' which sought to depict popular cultural forms as politically dangerous or as morally and aesthetically inferior to 'authentic culture' or art. To be sure, contemporary theorists of popular culture are quick to point out the potentially anti-democratic sentiment expressed by early depictions of so-called 'mass' culture as witless and trivial if not, in fact, responsible for many of modern society's ills. Indeed, it's rare to see the views of a Q.D. Leavis, say, or a Theodor Adorno given much credence anywhere in contemporary cultural studies or even in literary studies, where greatest resistance to 'the popular' might be most expected. Popular culture would appear to be no longer subject to the kinds of prejudice that once characterised the elitist denunciation of anything short of capital-C 'Culture' (as 'the best that has been thought and said in the world', for example). This development is undoubtedly owing in part to the influence in cultural studies of the sophisticated theories of culture enabled by the 'poststructuralist turn' and to the subsequent emphasis on the indeterminacy of meaning and the multiplicity of uses and interpretations of cultural objects. But it is also enabled by cultural studies' democratic challenge to the conservative politics and to the Marxist social theory that inform Leavis's and Adorno's arguments respectively. According to some contemporary accounts of culture (and of cultural studies), in fact, the old 'high/low' distinction doesn't even apply in today's 'postmodern' times, when the boundaries separating such realms as Art and Mass Media are fluid and permeable, and when BA program structures are so 'flexible' that students can study Shakespearean drama alongside hip hop culture. On this account, 'the popular' is no longer a question; it's a fact of life! The popular is so bound up with anything we think or do nowadays that it can't possibly be ignored. It circulates in a variety of ways, through a diversity of media, and in a heterogeneity of forms, and it's through a focus on these differences of media, of interpretive contexts, of textual histories that the study of popular culture has staked its place as one of the leading commentators on the issues that define our time.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Poetry as Means of Dialogue in Court Spaces
    • Abstract: Kinsella, John
      I've always thought 'court talk' is poetic at its best, and that we should work collectively toward valuing it as poetry, as I will explain shortly. Poetry can be extremely inclusive, and a court house with poetry literally on the walls (and as part of the walls) or displayed in other ways (sound sculptures, free standing pieces), and certainly as a poetics of architecture (we might use Bachelard's 'poetics of space' as one of many points of departure here) is one that welcomes people to dialogue, and also reflect (and inflect) internally. To my mind, such a process helps make 'justice'. Lead by example rather than simply fix the problems: it's the recognition of the private within the public.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - John Howard's Body
    • Abstract: Magee, Paul
      Brett's thesis is that Howard's success arises from the way he has managed to associate two long-standing Australian traditions. The first is the traditional Liberal claim to represent the interests of the nation as a whole as opposed to the interests of the class or the section, the latter role being attributed, of course, to Labor, with its origins in the labour movement of the 1890s, and its ongoing links to the unions. The Liberals govern for all of us. The second is the tradition of 'vernacular egalitarianism,' those notions of 'fair go,' 'practical mateship' and all being 'essentially the same' with which Howard dots his speech. Brett argues that the Liberals, prior to Howard, had a real rhetorical problem: 'they had no plausible way of talking about anything other than economics'. Howard found that way. By merging a traditional Liberal commitment to the level playing field that is meant to make equals of all of us, with 'the symbolic repertoire of Australia's radical nationalist past,' Howard managed, Brett argues, ' to reconnect Australian Liberalism with ordinary Australian experience.' He made it convincing.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Writing, with, T/error. And Calling on the Body of an
           Artist
    • Abstract: McDonald, Lisa
      With its signifier emptied, and the world a-shudder, it seems prosaic to begin with the questions, 'What is terror'' 'What distinguishes [terror] from fear, anxiety, and panic'' The philosopher Jacques Derrida once commented in this very way, but went on to say that [s]emantic instability, irreducible trouble spots on the borders between concepts, indecision in the very concept of the border: all this must not only be analysed as a speculative disorder, a conceptual chaos or zone of passing turbulence in public or political language. We must also recognize here strategies and relations of force. Following this appeal, I'd like to continue with two possible directions for thinking fixity which have a bearing on how to consider the themes of 'comfort' and 'terror' proposed by the presence of artwork at the 2005 Cultural Studies of Australasia conference, Culture Fix.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - The Kingsbury Tales
    • Abstract: Yu, Ouyang
      Master Cylinder...

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - UnAustralia: Strangeness and Value
    • Abstract: Frow, John
      If democracy and liberal values are always potentially in tension, how do we take sides when those liberal values are threatened' Each is an absolute value, but they work to distinct ends: democracy on the one hand to the representation of a plurality of interests, liberal values on the other to the safeguarding of the legal and political preconditions for that representation. To threaten the latter is to perform an act of disenfranchisement, or to deny franchise in advance by excluding strangers from the polity. And we who have imagined the law only in negative terms, as a repressive but not also as a productive and enabling force, have perhaps been complicit with that denial of franchise. The war on terror a 'war' without an identifiable antagonist and with no possibility of ever coming to a defined end provides the pretext for this process by which the formal conditions of existence of democracy are undermined in the name of the defence of democracy. Structured as a displacement of physical violence into the symbolic realm, democracy has no content; it is inherently unstable, open to manipulation, and capable of attacking its own enabling framework.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Taking Them Back: Archival Media in Arnhem Land Today
    • Abstract: Thomas, Martin
      Documentary material can be transported and disseminated in a process that bridges the often huge distances between ethnographic collections and the communities that spawned them. The film we studied was created under the direction of Charles P. Mountford (1890-1977), a self-taught ethnologist and photographer and had a Wubarr ceremony as its focus. These compilations of unedited footage have rarely, if at all, been seen in recent decades because several reels depict secret-sacred ceremony from Oenpelli and other parts of Arnhem Land. This has appropriately earned them a 'Restricted' classification which makes the consent of the appropriate community a condition of access.In the case at hand, the material studied at Kabulwarnamyo had been separated from its place of origin since the time of its production in the 1940s.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Slight Anthropologies
    • Abstract: Fletcher, Gabrielle Lorraine
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  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Frow, John; Schlunke, Katrina
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  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Walking From the Car [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Redshaw, Sarah
      Review(s) of: Automobilities, Mike Featherstone, Nigel Thrift, and John Urry (EDS), London, Sage Publications, 2005, ISBN 9781412910897. Includes endnotes.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Action and Transnational Cinema [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Richard
      Review(s) of: Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema, Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung and Stephen Chan Ching-kiu (EDS), Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2005, ISBN 1932643192. Includes endnote.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Becoming Animal in Contemporary Visual Arts [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Livett, Kate
      Review(s) of: Becoming Animal: Contemporary Art in the Animal Kingdom, Nato Thompson (ED), MIT Press, Massachusetts, 2005, ISBN 0262201615.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Masculinity in Crisis: The Uncanny Male Monster [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Allmark, Panizza
      Review(s) of: Barbara Creed, Phallic Panic: Film, Horror and the Primal Uncanny, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic., 2005, ISBN 052285172X. Includes endnotes.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Can't Help Lovin' That Man [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McInnes, David
      Review(s) of: Steven Cohan, Incongruous Entertainment: Camp, Cultural Value, and the MGM Musical, Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2005, ISBN 0822335956. Includes endnotes.

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Untying the Old School
    • Abstract: Norman, Sarah-Jane
      I spent four years at that school. Four years wearing their uniform, eating their food, sitting on their grass, hiding in their toilets, writing on their walls with white-out and hating them and that place with such vehemence it almost felt like love, the twisted intimacy you have with something you despise but can't escape.

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  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Dis/articulating Bellies
    • Abstract: McDonald, Lisa
      In this paper, dialogue between the mysteries of difference, 'of diff rance' and the partiality of critique, hopes to deploy a digressive optic through which to imagine possibilities for a logic of sight surprised by its own luminous inflections. With this, I ask in exploratory terms, 'What might a "foetus" hear from wor[l]ds well placed to deselect''

      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:35:01 GMT
       
 
 
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