Vol 9, No 2 (2003)

Charlatans

One of the tasks of the humanities academic—the philosopher, the cultural studies researcher—is to devise informed judgement through the exercise of a complex intelligence. It’s a matter, one might think, of sorting out the truth from bullshit and telling it how it is. If only the world would just stay simple ... This directness has some appeal, until you start trying to specify the appropriate criteria, grounding and form for judgement. Disciplines address precisely these issues, and to the extent to which they do so successfully, they specify complex phenomena in particular ways; they authorise certain kinds of enquiry and speech as they productively cultivate their own patch of knowledge. Cultural studies has made interdisciplinarity its business, bewitched and distracted by the complexities of actual existing cultural practices, by spatial and temporal mobility and seepage, by authority and exclusion, ownership, belonging and boundaries.

Table of Contents

Editorial
Chris Healy, Stephen Muecke
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7-8

Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Isabelle Stengers
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11-36
Simone Bignall, Mark Galliford
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37-64
Sara Wills, Kate Darian-Smith
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65-83
Minoru Hokari
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84-101
Alison Lewis
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102-122

New Writing (Peer Reviewed)

Linda Neil
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125-137
John Kinsella
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138-156
Anne Brewster
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157-163
Rose Michael
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164-174

Review Essay

Klaus Neumann
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177-191
Alastair Pennycook
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192-200

Reviews

Fiona Nicoll
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203-211
Kate Bowles
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212-215
Valerie Walkerdine
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216-219
Nikos Papastergiadis
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220-223
Catherine Lumby
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224-226