Vol 16 No 2 (2010)

Critical Proximity

Proximity is a political force within cultural studies. It works by means of a commitment to sharing the world of those made distant, deploying methods such as ethnography, close textual readings, and careful questioning of the spatial politics of existence in order to render the distant immediate. The articles in this issue of Cultural Studies Review do this through varied topics and means. They show critical proximity as not just the application and creation of critique but the acknowledgement that a radically new arrangement of the ordering principles of distance and closeness has come to pass. Critical proximity is as much a description of our relations with the world as it is a cultural studies practice coming into being.

Table of Contents

Editorial
John Frow, Katrina Schlunke
1–3

Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Jane Simon
4–23
Katherine Bode
24–48
Camilla Nelson
49–74
Jane Messer
75–101
Hamish Morgan
102–21
Les Horvat
122–39
Jeff Lewis, Belinda Lewis
140–58
Ruth Balint
159–78
Luke Carman
179–93
Alison Ravenscroft
194–224
Paul Gillen
225–47
Sally Macarthur
248–70
Thom van Dooren
271–89

Interview

Noel King
290–313

New Writing (Peer Reviewed)

Jan Idle
314–39
Neil Murphy
340–43
Lucy Tatman
344–55

Reviews

Diasporic Hybridity on Australian Screens: Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska and Anthony Lambert (eds), Diasporas of Australian Cinema
Olivia Khoo
356–61
The Return of Richard Hoggart: Richard Hoggart, The Uses of Literacy and Sue Owen (ed.), Richard Hoggart and Cultural Studies
Ben Clarke
362–70