You are required to attend all tutorials. As participation in the process of learning is linked to, and underpins the unit Learning Outcomes, you will need to either apply for Disruptions to Studies to cover any missed tutorial (if the disruption is greater than three consecutive days) or supply appropriate documentation to your unit convenor for any missed tutorial (if less than three consecutive days).
Lectures and Tutorials will begin in the first week of the semester.
This unit will be taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials. Echo recordings of the lectures and the lecture notes will be available on iLearn. Each week, students will also be required to complete the set readings and relate them to the lecture material. Students should use the set tutorial questions in the unit schedule to orient their reading of relevant materials.
All students are expected to contribute to group discussions and, as this is a unit that explicitly taps into topical issues in the context of the Australian nation, students are expected to follow current developments in government policy, the media, and so on, and to related these developments to the issues under discussion.
For lecture times and classes, please consult the MQ timetable website: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au. This website will display up-to-date information on your classes and classroom locations.
Required Texts: CUL321 Reader
The CUL321 Unit Reader is available for purchase from the CoOp Bookshop. If you have any issues buying or finding a copy of the unit reader, please inform Jillian Kramer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUIRED TEXT: CUL321 READER: Racialised Punishment and the Construction of the Nation
Agamben, Giorgio, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998)
Agamben, Giorgio, State of Exception (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005)
Anderson, Warwick, The Cultivation of Whiteness (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2002)
Ang, Ien, Sharon Chalmers, Lisa Law and Mandy Thomas (eds.), Alter/Asians (Annandale: Pluto Press, 2000)
Bahbha, H, Nation and Narration (London: Routledge, 1990)
Beaumont, Joan, Ilma Martinuzzi O’Brien and Matthew Trinca, Under Suspicion: Citizenship and Internment in Australia during the Second World War (Canberra: National Museum of Australia, 2008)
Blake, Thom, Dumping Ground: A History of the Cherbourg Settlement (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2001)
Bonuto, Osvaldo, A Migrant’s Story (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1994).
Burke, Anthony (2001) In Fear of Security: Australia’s Invasion Anxiety (Annandale: Pluto Press)
Corlett, David, Following Them Home: The Fate of the Returned Asylum Seekers (Melbourne: Black Inc., 2005)
Couchman, Sophie, John Fitzgerald and Paul Macgregor (eds.), After the Rush: Regulaiton, Participation, and Chinese Communities in Australia 1860-1940 (Fitzroy, Vic.: Otherland, 2004)
Crock, Mary, Ben Saul and Azadeh Dastyari, Future Seekers II: Refugees and Irregular Migration in Australia (Annandale, NSW: Federation Press, 2006)
Cuneen, Chris, David Fraser and Stephen Tomsen, Faces of Hate: Hate Crime in Australia. (Annandale: Hawkins Press, 1997)
Davis, Angela Y., Are Prisons Obselete? (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003)
de Certeau, Michel, The Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997)
de Certeau, Michel, Luce Giard and Pierre Mayol, The Practice of Everyday Life, vol. 2 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998)
Donald, James and Ali Rattansi (eds.), 'Race,' Culture and Difference (London: Sage Publications, 1993)
Frankenberg, Ruth, The Social Construction of Whiteness: White Women, Race Matters (London: Routledge, 1993)
Foucault, M, The History of Sexuality. Trans. Robert Hurley (London: Penguin, 1990)
Giannacopuolos, Maria, “Tampa: Violence at the Border,” Social Semiotics, 15.1 (2005): 29-47.
Giannacopoulos, Maria, “Mabo, Tampa and the Non-Justiciability of Sovereignty,” in S. Perera (ed.), Our Patch (Perth: Network, 2007.
Gleeson, Jane, M. A. Hamilton, G. Morgan, M. Wynne-Jones, Marrickville Backyards (Dulwich Hill: Marrickville Community History Group, 2001)
Grimshaw, Patricia et al, Creating a Nation (Ringwood: McPhee Gribble, 1994)
Hage, G, White Nation (Annandale: Pluto Press, 1998)
Hall, Stuart, David Held and Tony McGrew (eds.), Modernity and Its Futures (Cambridge: Polity Press in Association with the Open University, 1992)
Heiss, Anita, Token Koori (Sydney: Curringa Communications, 1998)
Heiss, Anita, Dhuuluu-Yala (To Talk Straight): Publishing Aboriginal Literature (Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2003)
Hill, Mike (ed.), Whiteness: A Critical Reader (New York: New York University Press, 1997)
Hodson, Michael, “Government Lies Again – Tiwi Islanders: ‘We’re all non-Australians’” fromGreen Left Weekly http://www.greenleft.org.au and
hooks, bell, Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics (Boston: South End Press, 1990)
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), A Last Resort: A summary guide to the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (Sydney: HREOC, 2004)
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commisssion (HREOC), IsmaÎ -- Listen: National consultations on eliminating prejudice against Arab and Muslim Australians (Sydney: HREOC, 2001)
Jakubowicz, Andrew et al, Racism, Ethnicity and the Media (St Leonards: Allen & Unwin, 1991994)
Leach, Michael and Fethi Mausouri, Lives in Limbo (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2004)
Lygo, Iain, News Overboard: The Tabloid Media, Race Politics and Islam (n.p.: Southerly Change Media, 2004)
Nakayama, Thomas K. and Judith N. Martin (ed.), Whiteness: The Communication of Social Identity (Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1999)
Mitchell, D. T. and S. Snyder, Cultural Locations of Disability (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2006)
Moores, Irene (ed.), Voices of Aboriginal Australia (Springwood: Butterfly Books, 1995)
Moreton-Robinson (ed.), Whitening Race (Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2004)
Morton-Robinson, Aileen, “The Possessive Logic of Patriachal White Sovereignty,” Borderlands ejournal 3.2 at: http://www.borderlandsejournal.adelaide.edu.au/vol3no2_2004/moreton-possessive.html
Moreton-Robinson, Aileen, “The House that Jack Built: Britishness and White Possession,” Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association Journal, 1 (2005): 21-29.
Osuri, Goldie, “Regimes of Terror: Contesting the War on Terror,” Borderlands ejournal 5.1 at: http://www.borderlandsejournal.adelaide.edu.au/vol5no1/osuri.html
Osuri, Goldie and Bobby Banerjee, “White Diasporas: Media Representations of September 11 and the Unbearable Whiteness of Being Australian,” Social Semiotics, 14.2: 151-171.
Palombo, Lara, “Whose Turn Is It? White Diasporic and Transnational Practices and the Necropolitics of the Plantation and Internment Camps,” Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association e-journal, 3.1 (2007: 1-20.
Perera, Suvendrini, Australia and the Insular Imagination: Beaches, Borders, Boats, and Bodies (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Perera, Suvendrini, “The Impossible Refugee of Western Desire” at http://www.lines-magazine.org/
Perera, Suvendrini, “What is a camp…? Borderlands 1.1 (2002), at http://www.boderlandsejournal.adelaide.edu.au/vol1no1_2002/perera.html
Perera, Suvendrini, “A Line in the Sea: The Tampa, Boat Stories and the Border,” Cultural Studies Review 8 (2002): 11-27.
Perera, Suvendrini,“Whiteness and Its Discontents,” Journal of Intercultural Studies 20.2 (1999): 183-198
Perera, Suvendrini (ed.), Our Patch (Perth: Network, 2007).
Poynting, Scott, Greg Noble, Paul Tabar and Jock Collins, Bin Laden in the Suburbs: Criminalising the Arab Other (Sydney: Sydney Institute of Criminology, 2004)
Pugliese, Joseph, “Penal Asylum: Refugees, Ethics, Hospitality,” Borderlands ejournal at: http://www.borderlandsejournal.adelaide.edu.au/vol1no1_2002/pugliese.html
Pugliese, Joseph, “The Locus of the Non: The Racial Fault Line ‘of Middle Eastern Appearance,” Borderlands ejournal at: http://www.borderlandsejournal.adelaide.edu.au/vol2no3/pugliese.html
Pugliese, Joseph, “Each Death is the First Death,” HEAT, 6 (2003): 7-12.
Pugliese, Joseph, “Subcutaneous Law: Embodying the Migration Amendment Act 1992,” The Australian Feminist Law Journal, 21 (2004): 23-34.
Pugliese, Joseph, “Asymmetries of Terror,” Borderlands ejournal at: http://www.borderlandsejournal.adelaide.edu.au/vol5no1_2005/pugliese.html
Pugliese, Joseph, “Diasporic Architecture, Whiteness and the Cultural Politics of Space,” in Sudeep Dasgupta (ed.), Constellations of the Transnational (Amesterdam: Rodopi, 2007), pp. 23-50.
Roediger, D., Towards an Abolition of Whiteness (London: Verso, 1994)
Sedgewick, Eve Kosofsky, Epistemology of the Closet (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990)
Snyder, Sharon L. and David T. Mitchell, Cultural Locations of Disability (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006).
Snyder, Sharon L. and David T. Mitchell, A World Without Bodies (Chicago: Brace Yourself Productions, 2002)
Spivak, G C, In Other Worlds (New York and London: Methuen, 1987)
Spivak, G C, The Post-Colonial Critic (London and New York: Routledge, 1990)
Thadenka, Learning to Be White (New York: Continuum, 2000)
Watson, Irene, “Aboriginal Sovereignties: Past, Present and Future (Im)Possibilities,” in Suvendrini Perera (ed.), Our Patch (Perth: Network, 2007), pp. 23-44.
Watson, Irene, “Buried Alive,” Law and Critique 13 (2000): 253-269.