Vol 24 No 2 (2018)

Trouble

 This edition of Cultural Studies Review trials some less-than-conventional scholarly responses to a diverse array of troubling cultural moments. Tara Brabazon, Steve Redhead and Runyararo Chivaura raise the possibility of ‘Trump Studies’ in a polemic that seems both mimetic and supplementary. Their persistent attention to race, and whiteness in particular, as a point of connection between Brexit and Trump usefully reminds us of the enduring historical dimensions of these times while not ignoring the unpredictable effects of Trump’s transformation of conventional alliances.
Our special section, ‘The Ethics of Troubled Images’ showcases critical work on ‘troubling’ images and we thank its Guest Editors, Bruce Buchan, Margaret Gibson and Amanda Howell, and the authors of the essays within; Grant Bollmer, Katherine Guinness, Larissa Hjorth, Kathleen M Cumiskey, Wendy Keyes, Barbara Pini and Anna Reading. As this section explores, troubled images are those that provocatively depict violence, marginality, dehumanisation, public death and mourning but these ubiquitous images are also troubling in their invitation to accept, normalise, or legitimate violence, suffering and victimisation.

Table of Contents

Chris Healy, Katrina Schlunke
1-2

Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Tara Brabazon, Steve Redhead, Runyararo Chivaura
3-25
Francis Russell
26-38
Rebecca Jane McLaughlan
39-55

New Writing (Peer Reviewed)

Karina Horsti
56-66
Lucy Tatman
67-74

Troubled Images

Bruce Buchan, Margaret Gibson, Amanda Howell
75-78
Grant Bollmer, Katherine Guinness
79-96
Wendy Keys, Barbara Pini
97-112
Anna Reading
113-129
Bruce Buchan
130-149
Amanda Howell, Margaret Gibson
150-165
Larissa Hjorth, Kathleen Mae Cumiskey
166-180

Reviews

Jolynna Sinanan
181-183
Steven Umbrello
184-186
Peter Hobbins
187-190