Vol 15, No 1 (2009)


 This edition of Cultural Studies Review brings together a diverse set of essays and new writing that identify particular national tendencies, notions of family, epistemological worries about postmodernity’s represented purpose and queries about cultural studies as it is taught and as it could be understood. There is also some careful exploring of where and why we might be at home in our differences and what a felt homelessness might be. To gather these varied strands beneath the heading ‘Homefronts’ acknowledges, as always, the plurality of the environments that we call home and the battles of representation, and being, that make up the experiences of nation, family, philosophy and academic discipline that render those sites particular and so personal to us.

Table of Contents

Editorial PDF
John Frow 7–8


The Murderous State: The Naturalisation of Violence and Exclusion in the Films of Neoliberal Australia PDF
Jon Stratton 11–32
Wander Lust: Genre, Sexuality and Identity in Ana Kokkinos’s Head On PDF
Joe Hardwick 33–42
Going Down the Hole: Beaconsfield, Celebrities and the Changing News Culture in Australia PDF
Jason Bainbridge 43–64
The Resignation of the Governor-General: Family Drama and National Reproduction PDF
Barbara Baird 65–87
From the ‘Quiet Revolution’ to ‘Crisis’ in Australian Indigenous Affairs PDF
Virginia Watson 88–109
One ‘Body/Nation’: Pathology and Cultural Citizenship in Australia PDF
Zoe Anderson 110–29
Out of Context: Thinking Cultural Studies Diasporically PDF
Grant Farred 130–50
Moving Encounters PDF
Ann Deslandes 151–65

New Writing

Homelessness Felt PDF
Catherine Robinson 167–72


Cultural Studies 101: Canonical, Mystificatory and Elitist? PDF
Graeme Turner 175–87
The Postmodern Left PDF
Niall Lucy, Steve Mickler 188–96


Every Kind of Everyday... PDF
Natalya Lusty 199–206
Thinking through Things PDF
Elaine Lally 207–11
Sad Old Queers PDF
Viv McGregor 212–16
Subcultures? PDF
Graham St John 217–20