The Persistence of Cultural Studies: A brief consideration of the place and purpose of Cultural Studies in an otherwise turbulent world

Hickey, Andrew (2019) The Persistence of Cultural Studies: A brief consideration of the place and purpose of Cultural Studies in an otherwise turbulent world. Cultural Studies Review, 25 (2). pp. 283-285.

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Abstract

Two prevailing inflections of ‘persistence’ occupy the social imagination. In the first, generally considered the domain of toddlers, journalists and telemarketers, persistence comes as something troublesome, incessant, and largely irritating. In the other, persistence is held as a virtue; a capacity maintained by those capable of ‘seeing things through’. Each version of the term may well share a common foundation (hanging on too long can, after all, descend to irritation), but either way, persistence is a capacity that declares its presence; a signifier of the ‘stuff’ of its bearer, and the nature of the situation. Persistence notifies the intention that whatever may come is here to stay. This paper will outline two visions of Cultural Studies in light of these inflections of persistence in order to pose questions of what it is that Cultural Studies should hope to achieve in a world grown precarious.


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Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2019 by the author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/), allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 22:39
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 04:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural studies; persistence; humanities
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5130/csr.v25i2.6925
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37630

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