Vol 15, No 2 (2009)

Critical Indigenous Theory

The September 2009 issue of Cultural Studies Review, co-edited by Aileen Moreton-Robinson, grew out of the Indigenous Studies Research Network, which is located at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. All the contributors to the Critical Indigenous Theory section of the issue are members of the network and the issue showcases critical theory developed from their respective standpoints and epistemologies. These scholars are politically and intellectually engaged in demonstrating how critical Indigenous studies as a mode of analysis can offer accounts of the contemporary world that centre Indigenous ways of knowing and theorising. The writing is challenging and innovative, engaging theory to questions that concern the writers and their communities. These new conceptual models have grown productively out of the postcolonising world the contributors inhabit. In nation states such as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, these writers show, colonisation has not ceased to exist—it has only changed in form from that which their ancestors encountered.

The issue also includes some general essays and book reviews.

Table of Contents

Editorial PDF
John Frow, Katrina Schlunke 7–8

Critical Indigenous Theory

Introduction: Critical Indigenous Theory PDF
Aileen Moreton-Robinson 11–12
‘In the City of Blinding Lights’: Indigeneity, Cultural Studies and the Errants of Colonial Nostalgia PDF
Jodi A. Byrd 13–28
There is Nothing that Identifies me to that Place’: Indigenous Women’s Perceptions of Health Spaces and Places PDF
Bronwyn Fredericks 29–44
In the Northern Territory Intervention, What is Saved or Rescued and at What Cost? PDF
Irene Watson 45–60
Imagining the Good Indigenous Citizen: Race War and the Pathology of Patriarchal White Sovereignty PDF
Aileen Moreton-Robinson 61–79
Critical Indigenous Studies: From Difference to Density PDF
Chris Andersen 80–100
Indigenous Existentialism and the Body PDF
Brendan Hokowhitu 101–18
Native American Scholarship and the Transnational Turn PDF
Robert Warrior 119–30


Seeing Things: Image and Affect PDF
Maria Angel 133–46
Wog Zombie: The De- and Re-Humanisation of Migrants, from Mad Dogs to Cyborgs PDF
Nikos Papastergiadis 147–78


The Far-Away Within Us: Philosophies of Love and Death PDF
Joan Kirkby 181–7
Minor-Politics and Territorialisation PDF
Jason Tuckwell 188–93
Ruptured Reconciliation PDF
Julie Marcus 194–8
Opening the Dialogue for Indigenous Knowledges Developments in Australia PDF
Vicki Grieves 199–203
Un-containable Affects: Disability and the Edge of Aesthetics PDF
Anna Hickey-Moody 204–8
How to Disassemble a Christian-capitalist Machine … PDF
Holly Randell-Moon 209–13