Cannell, Fenella. 1999. Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. This is an ethnography of a town situated in the lowlands of Bicol region, the region which at the time of Cannell’s research in 1988-89 was the “poorest in the nation” (1). Cannell focuses her study on the poorest … Continue reading Cannell, Fenella. 1999. Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines.
Johnson, Christopher H., David Warren Sabean, Simon Teuscher, and Francesca Trivellato, eds. 2011. Transregional and Transnational Families in Europe and Beyond: Experiences since the Middle Ages. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books. The authors look at family and kinship through the lens of “production and circulation of goods” (1) among families across and beyond Europe from … Continue reading Annotation: Johnson, Christopher H., David Warren Sabean, et al. 2011. Transregional and Transnational Families in Europe and Beyond.
Foucault, Michel. (1997). Society Must Be Defended. New York: Picador. (Chapter 11) Foucault demonstrates that "the theme of race does not disappear," but that "it becomes part of something very different, namely State racism" (239). Foucault proceeds to illustrate the transformation of the power of the sovereign by looking at the "level of mechanisms, techniques … Continue reading Annotation: Foucault, Michel. (1997). Society Must Be Defended.
Donato, Katharine, Donna Gabaccia, Jennifer Holdaway, Martin Manalansan IV and Patricia R. Pessar. (2006). A Glass Half Full? Gender in Migration Studies, 40(1): 3–26. This introduction to a collection of papers discusses the genealogy and new directions in the study of migration with a focus on gender: works from before 1985 “wrestled with the seemingly … Continue reading Annotation: Donato, Katharine, Donna Gabaccia, Jennifer Holdaway, Martin Manalansan IV and Patricia R. Pessar. (2006). A Glass Half Full? .
Chamberlain, Mary. 2006. Family Love in the Diaspora: Migration and the Anglo-Caribbean Experience. New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers. Using oral histories of migrant African-Carribean families spanning several generations, and residing in the Carribbean and the United Kingdom, Chamberlain tells the “story of emotional attachments and family support network that extends vertically through lineages, horizontally … Continue reading Annotation: Chamberlain, Mary. 2006. Family Love in the Diaspora.
de Sousa Santos, Boaventura. 2006. Globalizations. Theory, Culture & Society, 23: 393-399. The term "global" today refers to the processes and results of globalization. Globalization has two components: descriptive and prescriptive (hegemonic consensus; neoliberal consensus) (393). The idea of globalization as a "spontaneous, automatic, unavoidable and irreversible process," the author argues, must be seen as … Continue reading Annotation: de Sousa Santos, Boaventura. 2006. Globalizations.
Kearney, Michael. 1986. From the Invisible Hand to Visible Feet: Anthropological Studies of Migration and Development. Annual Review of Anthropology,15:331-361. Most anthropological work on migration, Kearney writes, takes the form of “migration and _____” (331). In the case of this article, Kearney pairs migration with development, and provides a comprehensive review of how anthropologists have … Continue reading Annotation: Kearney, Michael. 1986. From the Invisible Hand to Visible Feet
Naficy, Hamid. 2001. An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. “Within every transnational culture beats the hearts of multiple displaced but situated cultures interacting with one another” (6). The author calls accented cinema the diasporic and exilic films which can be contrasted with dominant Western cinema. Accented films are “interstitial” … Continue reading Annotation: Naficy, Hamid. 2001. An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking.
Manalansan, Martin F. 2003. Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora. Durham: Duke University Press. The book fills a gap in the literature on globalization and transnationalism through an ethnography of Filipino gay (bakla) immigrants in New York, and the processes of identity formation in their everyday life. Manalansan discusses: the permeable boundaries of … Continue reading Annotation: Manalansan, Martin F. 2003. Global Divas.
Pisters, Patricia and Wim Staat. 2005. Shooting the Family: Transnational Media and Intercultural Values. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press. (Introduction and Chapter 12 by Patricia Pisters) The anthology discusses how different types of filmic media (the authors themselves use the broader term “visual media”) – film, documentaries, TV series, videos – (re)present the contemporary family, … Continue reading Annotation: Pisters, Patricia and Wim Staat. 2005. Shooting the Family