John Hutnyk is a writer with 5 single author books: The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation (1996 Zed); Critique of Exotica: Music, Politics and the Culture Industry (2000 Pluto); Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies (2004 Pluto); Pantomime Terror: Music and Politics (2014 Zero); and Global South Asia on Screen (2018 Bloomsbury and Aakar in India); as well as co-authored with Virinder Kalra and Raminder Kaur of Diaspora and Hybridity (2005 Sage). He has edited several volumes of essays, including espceially Dis-Orienting Rhythms: the Politics of the New Asian Dance Music (1996 Zed, co ed with Sharma and Sharma); Travel Worlds: Journeys in Contemporary Cultural Politics (1998 Zed co-ed with Raminder Kaur); editions of the journals Theory, Culture and Society (2000) and Post-colonial Studies (1998)’, and both a festschrift for Klaus Peter Koepping called Celebrating Transgression (2006 Berghahn, co-ed with Ursula Rao); the PhD colloquium volume Beyond Borders (Pavement books 2012); and recent volumes of the journals Educational Philosophy and Theory (2020); Journal of Asian and African Studies (2020) and Social Identities (2021). He tries most often - almost daily - to write on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism. Studied and taught in Australia at Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in the UK in Manchester University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Research; before moving to Goldsmiths University of London in 1998, and becoming Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2004-2014. Has held visiting researcher posts in Germany at the South Asia Institute and Institute fur Ethnologie at Heidelberg University, and Visiting Professor posts in InterCultural Studies at Nagoya City University Japan, Zeppelin University and Hamburg University, Germany, Sociology at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey and at the Graduate Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Immediate past adjunct Professor of RMIT University, Melbourne and GIAN Visiting Professor Jadavpur Uni Kolkata. Currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
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