The location of Cultural Studies: a contextually contingent account of Cultural Studies’ praxis

Hickey, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 and Johnson, Laurie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2408-0602 (2022) The location of Cultural Studies: a contextually contingent account of Cultural Studies’ praxis. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1030-4312


Abstract

Cultural Studies’ ‘institutional presence’ in higher education is well documented; however, less well understood are nuances between different institutional ‘types’ and the way that Cultural Studies is variously taught and practiced in these settings. This paper will explore the authors’ experiences of teaching with Cultural Studies in Australian regional universities and the opportunities that Cultural Studies presents in these ‘peripheral’ locations. Arguing that predominant accounts of Cultural Studies’ practice derive from institutional settings where a recognised disciplinary presence is evident, this paper will chart what it means to enact Cultural Studies in locations where the disciplinary presence is not so visible. We suggest that enactments of Cultural Studies in these settings demonstrate innovative activations of practice that afford generative possibility for the discipline. The ways that Cultural Studies comes to be done in these contexts provide useful prompts for considering the possibilities that Cultural Studies provokes pedagogically, as a contextually contingent intellectual project.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 20 May 2022 00:03
Last Modified: 20 May 2022 00:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural Studies; Pedagogy; Regional Universities
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470207 Cultural theory
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390107 Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280116 Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2022.2071838
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48512

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