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 programmes 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 include Tony Bennett, Stephen Ching-Kiu Chan, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Douglas Crimp, Dai Jinhua, John Nguyet Erni, Josephine Ho, Koichi Iwabuchi, Tejaswini Niranjana, Wang Xiaoming, and Audrey Yue.
Meaghan Morris is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney and Chair Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
Mette Hjort is Chair Professor and Head of Visual Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, where she is also Director of the Centre for Cinema Studies.
- Introduction: Instituting Cultural Studies(第17页)
- Institutional Culture: A Manifesto with Rules(第37页)
- 1. Th e Desire for Cultural Studies(第41页)
- 2. Social Movements, Cultural Studies, and Institutions: On the Shift ing Conditions of Practices(第57页)
- 3. Life of a Parasite: One Survival Story in Cultural Studies(第71页)
- 4. The Assessment Game: On Institutions That Punch Above Their Weight, and Why the Quality of the Work Environment Also Matters(第83页)
- 5. Three Tough Questions of Cultural Studies: The Case of the Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Shanghai(第105页)
- 6. Doing Cultural Studies: Critique, Pedagogy, and the Pragmatics of Cultural Education in Hong Kong(第121页)
- 7. Coordinates, Confusions, and Cultural Studies(第141页)
- 8. Uses of Media Culture, Usefulness of Media Culture Studies: Beyond Brand Nationalism into Public Dialogue(第155页)
- 9. Way Out on a Nut(第173页)
- 10. Who Needs Human Rights? Cultural Studies and Public Institutions(第191页)
- 11. From Gatekeepers to Gateways: Pragmatism, Politics, Sexuality, and Cultural Policy in Creative Singapore(第207页)
- 12. Culture, Institution, Conduct: The Perspective of Metaculture(第229页)