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Creativity and Academic Activism Instituting Cultural Studies

ISBN-10: 1932643028

ISBN-13: 9781932643022

Edition: 2012

Authors: Meaghan Morris, Mette Hjort

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This work explores in detail how innovative academic activism can transform our everyday workplaces in contexts of considerable adversity. Personal essays by prominent scholars provide critical reflections on their institution-building triumphs and setbacks across a range of cultural institutions. Often adopting narrative approaches, the contributors examine how effective programs and activities are built in varying local and national contexts within a common global regime of university management policy. Here they share experiences based on developing new undergraduate degrees, setting up research centers and postgraduate schools, editing field-shaping book series and journals, establishing international artist-in-residence programs, and founding social activist networks.This book also investigates the impact of managerialism, marketization, and globalization on university cultures, asking what critical cultural scholarship can do in such increasingly adversarial conditions. Experiments in Asian universities are emphasized as exemplary of what can or could be achieved in other contexts of globalized university policy.Contributors. Tony Bennett, Stephen Ching-Kiu Chan, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Douglas Crimp, Dai Jinhua, John Nguyet Erni, Mette Hjort, Josephine Ho, Koichi Iwabuchi, Meaghan Morris, Tejaswini Niranjana, Wang Xiaoming, Audrey Yue
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Handel Kashope Wright is Canada Research Chair of Comparative Cultural Studies, Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education and Professor of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has published extensively on Africana cultural studies, cultural studies of education, critical multiculturalism, anti-racism and qualitative research.Meaghan Morris is Chair Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and Professor in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia. Her work focuses on popular culture, historiography and social memory and she has published widely on globalisation and national questions in cultural studies.

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Instituting Cultural Studies
Institutional Culture: A Manifesto with Rules
The Desire for Cultural Studies
Social Movements, Cultural Studies, and Institutions: On the Shifting Conditions of Practices
Life of a Parasite: One Survival Story in Cultural Studies
The Assessment Game: On Institutions That Punch Above Their Weight, and Why the Quality of the Work Environment Also Matters
Three Tough Questions of Cultural Studies: The Case of the Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Shanghai
Doing Cultural Studies: Critique, Pedagogy, and the Pragmatics of Cultural Education in Hong Kong
Coordinates, Confusions, and Cultural Studies
Uses of Media Culture, Usefulness of Media Culture Studies: Beyond Brand Nationalism into Public Dialogue
Way Out on a Nut
Who Needs Human Rights? Cultural Studies and Public Institutions
From Gatekeepers to Gateways: Pragmatism, Politics, Sexuality, and Cultural Policy in Creative Singapore
Culture, Institution, Conduct: The Perspective of Metaculture
Notes
Bibliography
Index