The Chinese ExoticPopular Culture and Social Change

Selected publications


Kanai, Akane. 2019 Gender and relatability in digital culture: Managing affect, intimacy and value. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fitch, Kate & Motion, J. (2021). Popular Culture and Social Change: The Hidden Work of Public Relations. Abingdon, England: Routledge.

Fitch, Kate. 2016. Professionalizing Public Relations: History, Gender and Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Perkins, Claire, Linda Badley and Michele Schreiber (eds). 2016. Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Khoo, Olivia. 2007. The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininities. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP.

Articles & chapters:

Davis, Therese. 2017. “Australian Indigenous Screen in the 2000s: Crossing into the Mainstream.” In Australian Screen in the 2000s edited by M. D. Ryan, 231-59. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Davis, Therese. 2014. “Between Worlds: Indigenous Identity and Difference in the Films of Darlene Johnson.” Camera Obscura 29, no. 1: 80-109.

Edmond, Maura. 2019. “‘I think the main obstacles are men and older men’: Australian Cultural Policy, Popular Music and the Gender Gap.” In Toward Gender Equality in the Music Industry: Education, Activism and Practice, edited by C. Strong and S. Raine. Bloomsbury.

Edmond, Maura & McGowan, Jasmine. 2017. “We Need More Mediocre Women!': Australian Cultural Policy and the Gender Gap.” Overland, December 2017: 81-7.

Edmond, Maura. 2016. “Deracination, disembowelling and scorched earth aesthetics: Feminist cinemas, No Wave and the Punk Avant Garde.” Senses of Cinema, September 2016.

Fitch, Kate. 2021. Betty Stewart, orientalism and Oriental Cavalcade: Entertainment public relations in late 1950s Australia. In A. Theofilou (Ed.), Women in PR History (pp. 57-66). Abingdon, England: Routledge.

Fitch, Kate. 2020. Wives, secretaries and bodies: Representations of women in an Australian public relations journal, 1965–1972. In I. Somerville, L. Edwards & Ø. Ihlen (Eds.), Public Relations, Society and the Generative Power of History (pp. 61–80). Abingdon, England: Routledge.

Fitch, Kate. 2017. “Seeing ‘the unseen hand’: Celebrity, promotion and public relations.” Public Relations Inquiry [Special Issue: Powers of Promotion: Apprehending the Social and Political Impacts of Promotional Culture] 6, no. 2: 157–169.

Fitch, Kate. 2017. “‘Can you see me?’: Images of public relations in Babylon”. In Experiencing Public Relations: International Voices edited by E. Bridgen & D. Verčič, 94-104. London: Routledge.

Fitch, Kate., James, M., & Motion, J. (2016). Talking back: Reflecting on feminism, public relations and research. Public Relations Review [SI: Configuring intelligences], 42, 279–287.

Fitch, Kate. 2016. Feminism and public relations. In J. L’Etang, D. McKie, N. Snow & J. Xifra (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations (pp. 54–64). Abingdon, England: Routledge.

Fitch, Kate. 2015. Promoting the Vampire Rights Amendment: Public relations, postfeminism and True Blood. Public Relations Review [SI: Representing PR]. 41(5), 607–614.

Fitch, Kate. & Third, A. (2014). Ex-journos and promo girls: Feminization and professionalization in the Australian public relations industry. In C. Daymon & K. Demetrious (Eds.), Gender and Public Relations: Critical Perspectives on Voice, Image and Identity (pp. 247–268). Abingdon, England: Routledge.

Fitch, Kate. & Third, A. (2010). Working girls: Revisiting the gendering of public relations. Prism, 7(4).

Kanai, Akane. & McGrane, C. 2020.Feminist filter bubbles: ambivalence, vigilance and labour”, Information, Communication & Society, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2020.1760916

Kanai, Akane. 2019. “Between the perfect and the problematic: everyday femininities, popular feminism, and the negotiation of intersectionality.” Cultural Studies.

Kanai, Akane. 2017. “Beyond repudiation: the affective instrumentalisation of feminism in girlfriendly spaces.” Australian Feminist Studies 32, no. 93: 240-58.

Gill, Rosalind & Kanai, Akane. 2018. “Mediating Neoliberal Capitalism: affect, subjectivity and inequality.” Journal of Communication 68, no. 2: 318–26.

Khoo, Olivia, ‘On the Joys of Administration, or Race, Failure and the Neoliberal Academy’, special issue of MAI on Feminist Pedagogies, 27 January 2020,

Khoo, Olivia. 2014. “The Minor Transnationalism of Queer Asian Cinema: Female Authorship and the Short Film Format.” Camera Obscura 85, 29, no. 1: 32-57.

Khoo, Olivia. 2017. “A Post-Apology Carceral Regime: Encountering Refugee Art in Australia” Australian Humanities Review, Issue 61.

Monaghan, Whitney. 2020. “Post-gay television: LGBTQ representation and the negotiation of “normal” in MTV’s Faking It”. Media, Culture and Society, 1-16.

Monaghan, Whitney. 2018. “Queer Girls and Mashups: Archiving Ephemerality” Youth Mediations and Affective Relations. Ed. Susan Driver and Natalie Coulter. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Perkins, Claire. 2020. “Ghost Girls: Ghostbusters, Popular Feminism and the Gender-Swap Reboot’. Film Reboots. Ed. Daniel Herbert and Constantine Verevis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP.

Perkins, Claire and Michele Schreiber. 2019. “Independent Women: From Film to Television”. Feminist Media Studies 19.7

Perkins, Claire. 2016. “Adapting Plathology: Sylvia (2003).” In Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity edited by Epstein, W. H. & Palmer, R. B., 181-200. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Smaill, Belinda. “The Documentary: Female Subjectivity and the Problem of Realism.” The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender. E. Ann Kaplan, Patrice Petro, Dijana Jelača, and Kristin Hole, (eds). London: Routledge, 2017. 174-183.

Smaill, Belinda. “The Male Sojourner, the Female Director and Popular European Cinema: The Worlds of Susanne Bier.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 85:1 (2014): 5-31.

Smaill, Belinda. “Sofia Coppola: Reading the Director.” Feminist Media Studies 13:1 (2013): 148-162.

Trott, Verity. 2020. “It’s a ‘manosphere’ world: how men’s online groups have responded to COVID-19”. Monash Lens, June 12 2020

Trott, Verity. 2020. “Networked feminism: counterpublics and the intersectional issues of #MeToo”. Feminist Media Studies, pp.1-18.

Trott, Verity. “Black ‘Rantings’: Indigenous Feminisms Online”. 2018, Emergent Feminisms: Complicating a Post-Feminist Media Culture. Keller, J. & Ryan, M. E. (eds.). 1st ed. New York: Routledge.