Vol 23, No 1 (2017)

Mobilities

 

This issue of Cultural Studies Review features three outstanding essays that reveal the exciting diversity of current research in cultural studies. These are Ben Highmore’s future-directed and poetic evocation of a more peripatetic cultural studies, Jessica Kean’s exploration of the ‘texture’ of non-monogamy and Elspeth Probyn’s ‘thought experiment’, which pluralises and relativises fish while maintaining an urgent interest in sustainability.

The issue also contains a special section on ‘Media, Mobilities and Identity in East and Southeast Asia’, guest edited by Dan Edwards, Louis Ho and Seokhun Choi. This section engrossingly addresses gaps in existing mobilities scholarship with an eye not only to physical movement but, more centrally, to the complex interplay of mobile technologies and information on the one hand and rapidly evolving formations of culture and identity on the other. Within the articles, ‘Asia’ is conceptualised as a zone of cultural and political plurality, where in fascinating and often highly volatile ways a vast array of migrations, imaginings, representations and discourses constantly bump up against political and cultural borders.

Table of Contents

Chris Healy, Katrina Schlunke
1–2

New Writing (Peer Reviewed)

Ben Highmore
3–17

Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Jessica Joan Kean
18–35
Elspeth Probyn
36–59

Media Mobilities and Identity in East and Southeast Asia (Peer Reviewed)

Dan Edwards, Louis Ho, Seokhun Choi
60–68
Louis Ho
69–86
Ethan Waddell
87–101
Sylvia Ang
102–17
Dan Edwards
118–35
Asako P. Saito
136–50
Sina Kim
151–70

Reviews

Sue Kneebone
171–4
Rob Cover
175–7
Åse Ottosson
178–81
Terry Woronov
182–4
Jennifer Mae Hamilton
185–8