Annotation: Pisters, Patricia and Wim Staat. 2005. Shooting the Family

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

Annotation: Ho, Christine G. T. 1999. Caribbean Transnationalism as a Gendered Process

Ho, Christine G. T. 1999. Caribbean Transnationalism as a Gendered Process. Latin American Perspectives, 26(5): 34-54. The author writes that Caribbean transnationalism “rests on the foundation of the family and the careful cultivation of kinship ties” and that it is a “global drama,” whose protagonists are the women. The essay: 1) locates gender within the … Continue reading Annotation: Ho, Christine G. T. 1999. Caribbean Transnationalism as a Gendered Process

Annotation: Cañete, Aloysius Ma. L. 2008. Exploring Photography

Cañete, Aloysius Ma. L. 2008. Exploring Photography: A Prelude Towards Inquiries into Visual Anthropology in the Philippines. Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, 36(1/2):1-14 Visual anthropology remains marginal in the Philippines, and the article is written “to contribute to the groundwork for the mainstreaming of this field in the country” (2). The author uses the … Continue reading Annotation: Cañete, Aloysius Ma. L. 2008. Exploring Photography

Annotation: Fabian, Johannes. 1983. Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes its Object

Fabian, Johannes. 1983. Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes its Object. New York : Columbia University Press. The book discusses how anthropology has been defining/constructing the Other. The term denial of coevalness referstothe “persistent and systematic tendency to place the referent(s) of anthropology in a Time other than the present of the producer of … Continue reading Annotation: Fabian, Johannes. 1983. Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes its Object

Annotation: Espiritu, Yen Le. 2003. Homebound: Filipino American Lives Across Cultures, Communities, and Countries.

Espiritu, Yen Le. 2003. Homebound: Filipino American Lives Across Cultures, Communities, and Countries. Berkeley: University of California Press. The book's focus is on homemaking – the “processes by which diverse subjects imagine and make themselves at home in various geographic locations” (2). Using a “critical transnational perspective,” Espiritu first situates the migration of Filipinos to … Continue reading Annotation: Espiritu, Yen Le. 2003. Homebound: Filipino American Lives Across Cultures, Communities, and Countries.

Annotation: Ahmed, Sara et al. (2003). Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration

Ahmed, Sara, Castaneda, Claudia and Fortier, Anne-Marie (eds). 2003. Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration. Oxford: Berg Publishers. The collection is a contribution to the growing body of feminist literature on migration that explores the intersectionality of race, class, gender and sexuality, using a range of approaches that include autobiography, fictional narrative, analysis of law … Continue reading Annotation: Ahmed, Sara et al. (2003). Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration

Annotation: Schneider, Arnd. 2008. Three Modes of Experimentation with Art and Ethnography

Schneider, Arnd. 2008. Three Modes of Experimentation with Art and Ethnography. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 14(1): 171–194. The article discusses three film projects which combine art and ethnographic methods: Michael Oppitz's work in the Himalayas called Shamans of the Blind Country (1978-81), which uses French structuralist forms of commentary and subtitles; Juan Downey's … Continue reading Annotation: Schneider, Arnd. 2008. Three Modes of Experimentation with Art and Ethnography

Annotation: Jocano, F. Landa. 1998. Filipino Social Organization

Jocano, F. Landa. 1998. Filipino Social Organization: Traditional Kinship and Family Organization. Manila: Punlad Research House. Using functionalist arguments, the book argues that the family is the Filipino's “social universe,” and that it is the source of Filipino's activities – from economic support, social status, religion, psychological assistance, to care and security in old age … Continue reading Annotation: Jocano, F. Landa. 1998. Filipino Social Organization

Annotation: Gamburd, Michele Ruth. 2000. Kitchen Spoon’s Handle

Gamburd, Michele Ruth. 2000. Kitchen Spoon's Handle: Transnationalism and Sri Lanka's Migrant Housemaids. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press. The book presents a longitudinal ethnographic study of Naeaegama, a rural village of about 1,000 residents in southern Sri Lanka. Outbound migration from the village to the Middle East began in the late 1960s, and over … Continue reading Annotation: Gamburd, Michele Ruth. 2000. Kitchen Spoon’s Handle

Annotation: Rony, Fatimah Tobing. 1996. The Third Eye: Race, Cinema and Ethnographic Spectacle

Rony, Fatimah Tobing. 1996. The Third Eye: Race, Cinema and Ethnographic Spectacle. Durham: Duke University Press. The experience of the "third eye" refers to the experience of seeing the Self through the objectifying lens of "Ethnographic" film. With the third eye, one sees the Self pictured as a "landscape, a museum display, an ethnographic spectacle" … Continue reading Annotation: Rony, Fatimah Tobing. 1996. The Third Eye: Race, Cinema and Ethnographic Spectacle