Cultural Studies V2 Issue 1 by JOHN FISKE


Incorporates a sequence of photos entitled `The vacationer as Theorist', and articles at the thought of ideology and Expo 88.

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So, where Van den Abbeele’s deconstruction of the temporal paradoxes of the travel story finally restructures his map of space (no more tour, no more domus), Chambers’s mapping of perspectives for remapping space eventually generates a ‘guide’ to time—the empire of the Now, the Contemporary, the Present. These two projects diverge in a number of ways, which make it difficult for a detective to compare them. One is about tourism, the other about everyday life (though, with their discussions of travel and flight, they overlap).

1 Some material in this essay is from a forthcoming book about myths of progress in Australia, which will include a more developed study of the figure of Parkes. Henry Parkes (1815–96) came with his wife to Australia from Birmingham as an assisted immigrant in 1838–9. He was a penniless artisan, and, despite several efforts at business in Australia, he spent much of his life on the verge and over the edge of bankruptcy. He was a member of the Birmingham Mechanics’ Institute, and was influenced by the early phases of Chartism.

He was a member of the Birmingham Mechanics’ Institute, and was influenced by the early phases of Chartism. W. Martin points out (Henry Parkes (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1980)), the timing of his emigration left him, ‘for good, a Birmingham man of 1832 rather than of 1839: a radical, but dedicated to middle and working class co-operation as the key to reform and progress’ (p. 17). During a political career which lasted from 1848 till his death, he was five times Premier of New South Wales—presiding over the implementation of most of the ideals he had arrived with, as well as of a pro-white, pro-Anglican (anti-coloured, anti-Catholic) vision of Australia’s destiny.

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