Vol 17, No 2 (2011)

Disciplining Innovation: New Pedagogies in Cultural Studies

co-edited by Nick Mansfield and Nicole Matthews

The themed section of this issue analyses the experience and future of pedagogical innovation in cultural studies, focusing on a variety of questions and issues. Has technological innovation allowed flexibility and an extension of the curriculum, or merely been used to reduce face-to-face teaching hours? Has the consistent demand to plan and report on teaching programs encouraged forward thinking or burdened academics with bureaucratic demands? Have universities truly internationalised their curriculums or merely exploited upwardly mobile international students? Has pedagogical innovation advanced or compromised the university’s ethical commitments: to social justice, equal access, human rights and environmental sustainability? What broader cultural developments does the consistent call to innovate in the classroom reflect?


The rest of the issue contains a wide range of innovative articles, new writing and reviews.

Table of Contents

Editorial PDF
John Frow, Katrina Schlunke 1–3

Disciplining Innovations

Disciplining Innovations PDF
Nick Mansfield, Nicole Matthews 4–10
Teaching Illiteracy PDF
Nick Mansfield 11–27
Transition or Translation?: Thinking Through Media and Cultural Studies Students’ Experiences after Graduation PDF
Nicole Matthews 28–48
Going Places: Praxis and Pedagogy in Australian Cultural Studies PDF
Rebecca Rey, Golnar Nabizadeh 49–70
From Ethnocentrism to Transculturalism: A Film Studies Pedagogical Journey PDF
Helen Yeates, Margaret McVeigh, Tess Van Hemert 71–99
Brave New Worlds, Capabilities and the Graduates of Tomorrow PDF
Agnes Bosanquet 100–14
Economic Subjectivities in Higher Education: Self, Policy and Practice in the Knowledge Economy PDF
Sue Saltmarsh 115–39
Hired Hands: Casualised Technology and Labour in the Teaching of Cultural Studies PDF
Kieryn McKay, Kylie Brass 140–64

New Writing

Income Outcome: Life in the Corporate University PDF
Robyn Ferrell 165–82
The Shadow PDF
Lindsay Barrett 183–97


At the Table with Hungry Ghosts: Intimate Borderwork in Mexico City PDF
Jean Duruz 198–218
On Blowing Up the Pokies: The Pokie Lounge as a Cultural Site of Neoliberal Governmentality in Australia PDF
Fiona Nicoll 219–56
The Experience of Drugs: Utopian Imagination and Virtual Community in The Rose Seller PDF
Lizardo Herrera 257–70
Discursive Belonging: Surviving Narrative in Migrant Oral History PDF
Bryoni Trezise 271–99
Critical Incident Analysis and the Semiosphere: The Curious Case of the Spitting Butterfly PDF
Bob Hodge, Ingrid Matthews 300–25
Ravens at Play PDF
Deborah Bird Rose, Stuart Cooke, Thom van Dooren 326–43


Common Pursuits PDF
Ben Clarke 344–9
Chip Power PDF
Gay Hawkins 350–5
The Aesthetic Revival PDF
Lachlan MacDowall 356–60
Ruins of (European) Modernity PDF
Mark Pendleton 361–6
Queer Counterpublics in Australia, Mexico and Brazil PDF
Kyja Noack-Lundberg 367–75
Peron's Cultural Influence PDF
Andrew King 376–80
The US Decentred: From Black Social Death to Cultural Transformation PDF
Saer Maty Ba 381–91
Consulting the Digital Natives PDF
Adam Stapleton 392–8
Convergence or Diffusion?: The Spread of Media History PDF
Jason Jacobs 399–405
The New World System and Worldview? PDF
Jonathan Marshall 406–10