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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... vol. 26 no. 2 2012 of Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies est. 1987 Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
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A Fringe of Leaves : Australian Modernity and Southern Perspectives, Raewyn Connell , 2012 single work criticism
'Patrick White's novel A Fringe of Leaves, written in the 1970s, resonated with a renewed questioning of the European presence on Australian land and its significance for cultural issues. A debate about coloniality in the social sciences is now happening globally, especially questioning the global North's apparent monopoly of theory. Multiple structures of knowledge are found in the colonized world: indigenous knowledges, the analysis of colonialism by the colonized, and analysis of the societies and global structures produced by imperialism. Key authors on these topics are introduced. Australian modernity needs to be considered in the light of the lively debates about these issues now occurring across the global South.' (Author's abstract)
(p. 207-214)
Water Literacy : An 'Other Wise', Active and Cross-Cultural Approach to Pedagogy, Sustainability and Human Rights, Shé Hawke , 2012 single work essay

'This paper draws on Indigenous Australian relationships with water as evidenced in the particular cross-cultural and cross-literary collaboration ‘Sustainable Futures’ between the Widjabul/Bundjalung Nations of New South Wales, Australia, and Lismore local government managed water authority, Rous Water. It also references the ecological dialogue with traditional owners put forward by Jessica Weir and the Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (Victoria). In both cases non-Indigenes from economics and politics, socio-cultural geography as well as local activist citizens have been invited into dialogue, and into particular Indigenous knowledge systems, to co-create water management strategies for Australia's troubled river systems. The motivation behind such cross-cultural dialogue is hope for a meaningful future of sustainability in which human rights and notions of reverence are imbricated.

The current water crisis, as articulated by Maude Barlow (Senior Advisor on Water to the President of The United Nations General Assembly), provides acute provocation for a radical re-thinking of approaches to water. This paper advances ‘other-wise’ notions of literacy, pedagogy, and epistemology to enable such re-thinking. The water crisis questions the legacy that a western lack of reverence for water, borne of narrow history making, means in current times. This inquiry is predicated on a critical need for understanding the greater properties and meanings of water beyond commodification frameworks, towards socio-cultural and spiritual knowledge and notions of reverence. To that end it locates water firstly as its ‘own self’, as part of a ‘sacred geography’ as Deborah Bird Rose suggests, and further as a pedagogical and geographical meeting place between different territories and ontologies.' (Publisher's summary)

(p. 235-247)
Sing Me Byron Bay, Kim Satchell , 2012 single work criticism
'The stories of everyday life traverse the crossroads of perception and experience. They give voice to the inner contours of a reflected cosmos whose whirls they follow. They undulate with the moving world in which they seek to live, survive and know intimacy. Stories are the navigations of people whose vulnerabilities plumb unknown depths, whose sea anchors seek to moderate the tumultuous events and circumstances of life. On occasion, they surf as a slide of supreme pleasure. The narratives they follow and the spaces they embody are critical to any understanding of the conditions of everyday life, including the daily life of academics. In the context of this paper, creative research practice offers an emergent form of cultural studies, engaging the world in more descriptive and speculative terms.' (Author's abstract)
(p. 249-259)
The Reader as Audience : The Appeal of the Writers' Festival to the Contemporary Audience, Katya Anne-Madsen Johanson , Robin Freeman , 2012 single work criticism
'The contemporary popularity of the writers' festival might appear something of a contradiction, given that such festivals are based around an art form that has been chiefly a solitary experience for the reader for several centuries. Taking the 2009 Eye of the Storm Writers' Festival in Alice Springs as its case study, this article examines the motivations of the audience for participating in community-based writers' festivals. Interviews with audience members suggest that the writers' festival serves a much larger cultural and social role for the audience participant than simply increasing their enjoyment of literature.' (Authors abstract)
(p. 303-314)

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