Vol 10, No 1 (2004)

Action

Two impressive essays that explore the energetic cultural presence of gender open Action, our first issue for 2004. In ‘Burst into Action’ Stephen Chan explores how the ‘woman warrior’ in Hong Kong action cinema organises aspects of everyday Hong Kong sensibility in the shifting terrain of the global popular. Then, in ‘Men who Surf’, Clifton Evers takes us to some of the moments when male bodies are formed in relation to the violent beauty of waves and surfing cultures. In both cases, the (formerly iconic) objects that emerge in these studies—the cinema and the beach—become radically different spaces that take us in unexpected directions. These essays are followed by Isabel McIntosh’s engaging study of cultural sovereignty in the disappearance of the Urewera Mural and Raya Massie’s wild ride with the hypercreature.

Table of Contents

Editorial
Chris Healy, Stephen Muecke
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7-8

Articles

Stephen C. K. Chan
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11-26
Clifton Evers
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27-41
Isabel McIntosh
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42-60
Raya Massie
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61-79

New Writing

Christen Cornell
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81-99
Jaya Savige
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100-101
Jaya Savige
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102-103
Michelle Dicinoski
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104
Paul Magee
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105-117

Provocations

Dennis Altman
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119-128
Roman Kuhar
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129-131
Zvonimir Dobrovic
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132-133
Julie Marcus
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134-148
Melissa Gregg
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149-160
Tara Brabazon
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161-175

Review Essay

Guy Redden
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177-186

Reviews

Michele Pierson
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189-192
Mark Galliford
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193-198
Rebecca Bishop
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199-203
David Goodman
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204-210
Ian Buchanan
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211-216
Lindsay Barrett
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217-222
Alison Ross
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223-225