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Critical Arts
A Journal for Cultural Studies

Centre for Cultural and Media Studies
University of Natal
Durban, South Africa

Critical Arts is a non-profit project owned and produced by an independent group of academics who comprise its editors, associate editors, editorial consultants and regional organisers. Publication of the first issue occurred in 1980.

The Journal is currently located in the Centre for Cultural and Media Studies, University of Natal, Durban, where its editor-in-chief, Professor Keyan Tomaselli is Director.

CRCClogo In 1995 Critical Arts entered into a three year co-editing arrangement with the Centre for Research in Culture and Communication, Murdoch University, Perth Australia. Issues affecting the Indian Ocean Rim and Aboriginal issues will be included in future issues.

The new jointly edited journal was launched at the Australian Cultural Studies Conference held in Perth, 1-4 December. The theme issue, Africa-Asia-Australia: Negotiating Cultural Boundaries, edited by Ien Ang is available.

The journal's editorial consultants and editorial associates are presently drawn from South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe in Africa, and scholars in Scandinavia, England, USA, Canada and Australia. The Editor-in-Chief is Keyan G Tomaselli, and associate editors are Tom O'Regan, Ruth Teer-Tomaselli and Joe Muller. Managing Editor is Dorothy Roome.

Critical Arts has achieved a remarkable international reception since it was first published in 1980. A review in the prestigious Canadian cultural studies journal, BORDER/LINES, ranked Critical Arts above many of its First World contemporaries. Ioan Davies commented:

Critical Arts's nervousness about what stance would be appropriate to coming to terms with culture in Africa seems to be perfectly in tune with anyone's nervousness with coming to terms with Africa. As Wole Soyinka has remarked, the black nationalism and militarism of Nigeria is the twin brother of South Africa's apartheid, with the corollary that the task of creating a critical black consciousness in South Africa requires more than simply having a black South African nationalism.

Critical Arts regularly receives submissions from the rest of Africa (eg. Nigeria, Lesotho, Malawi, Ghana, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Ivory Coast etc). Other submissions have come from India, Australia, USA, UK, Britain, Belgium, France and Ireland. Our early authors included Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, and internationally lauded writers like J M Coetzee, and Andre Brink. Added to these South Africans have been articles by eminent scholars Robert Stam, Richard Collins, Ien Ang, and Sam Paltridge amongst others.

Theme issue editors have been appointed from South Africa, Namibia, USA, UK and Australia. Critical Arts is a truly international journal - an international authorship, an international editorial board and international readership.

Some issues covers and contents

5.4: Education, Citizenship and Democracy (cover only)

6.1: Broadcasting and Telecommunications Policy in Post-Apartheid Africa (cover only)

6.2: Media Studies (cover only)

7.1 & 2: African Cinema (contents)

8.1 & 2: Media Education (contents)

9.1: Culture and Media (cover only)

9.2: Recuperating the SAN (cover only)

10.1: African Media (contents)

10.2: Negotiating Cultural Boundaries: Africa/Asia/Australia (contents and introduction)

Back numbers still available

Alternative Performance in South Africa 2 (1) 1982	$US15	R5 

Cinema in the Third World 2 (4) 1983	$US15	R5

English Studies in Transition 3 (2) 1984	$US15	R5

Aesthetics of Resistance 3 (4) 1984	$US15	R10 

The Production of Popular Knowledge 4 (2)	$US15	R10

New Approaches to the Study of Arts and Culture 5 (3)	$US15	R15

Media Studies 6 (2)	$US15	R15

Africa Cinema 7 (1) 1993	$US30	R30

Media Education 8 (1) 1994	$US30	R30

Culture and Media 9 (1) 1995	$US30	R30

Recuperating the San 9 (2) 1995	$US30	R30

African Media 10 (1) 1996	$US30	R30

Africa-Asia-Australia 10 (2) 1996	$US30	R30

International subscription information 1996/1997

ISSN 0256-0046
Published twice annually

Available via Intervention Press, Castenschioldsvey 7, DK-
Hojbjerg, Denmark.

E-mail: interven@inet.uni-c.dk
Fax: + 45-86-275-133
Phone: + 44-86-272-333

Prices on request.

Email: Ms S Govender: Govends@mtb.und.ac.za

or write or fax to Ms S Govender, Centre for Cultural and Media
University of Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa.
Fax: + 27-31-260-1519.
Phone: + 27-31-260-2505.

INDIVIDUAL: $US 50 including postage
INSTITUTIONAL: $US 70 including postage

International: Individual copies: $30 including postage
Southern African price: R30 including postage.

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