Stoler, Ann Laura. 1995. Cultivating Bourgeois Bodies and Racial Selves.

In Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things. Pp. 95-136. Durham: Duke University Press. Stoler returns to The History of Sexuality to re-examine Foucault's account of the history of European bourgeois sexuality, and today's ongoing inquiry into the “work of race and the place of empire … Continue reading Stoler, Ann Laura. 1995. Cultivating Bourgeois Bodies and Racial Selves.

Annotation: Ruby, Jay. 1995. The Moral Burden of Authorship In Ethnographic Film

Ruby, Jay. 1995. The Moral Burden of Authorship In Ethnographic Film. Visual Anthropology Review, 11(2):77–82. Ruby contends that there is an "arrogance" in the anthropological paradigm of “see(ing) the world through the eyes of the native" (Malinowski 1922). He asks, "If anthropologists want to see the world through native eyes, why don't they simply watch … Continue reading Annotation: Ruby, Jay. 1995. The Moral Burden of Authorship In Ethnographic Film

Annotation: Tadiar, Neferti. 2009. Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization.

Tadiar, Neferti. 2009. Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization. Durham : Duke University Press. Tadiar “develops a theory and method of reading experience as living labor,” which she hopes will aid the “collective efforts to come to a new understanding of politics in the contemporary global moment” (4). Living labor … Continue reading Annotation: Tadiar, Neferti. 2009. Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization.

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

Annotation: Ginsburg, Faye. 1995. The Parallax Effect

Ginsburg, Faye. 1995. The Parallax Effect: The Impact of Aboriginal Media on Ethnographic Film. Visual Anthropology Review, 11(2): 64–76. Ethnographic filmmakers are no longer in the same position as in the 1970s, when they were behind the camera filming the indigenous communities as their object. In these times of burgeoning indigenous media, the point is … Continue reading Annotation: Ginsburg, Faye. 1995. The Parallax Effect

Annotation: San Juan, Epifanio. 2000. After Postcolonialism: Remapping Philippines-US Confrontations

San Juan, Epifanio. 2000. After Postcolonialism: Remapping Philippines-United States Confrontations. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Essentialists view the Filipino habitus as a “hybrid, syncretic, and variegated creation.” Instead, San Juan argues that the Filipino society is a “historical-political construction.” It is a product of mercantilism, imperialism and monopoly capitalism (2). Taking a Marxist … Continue reading Annotation: San Juan, Epifanio. 2000. After Postcolonialism: Remapping Philippines-US Confrontations

Annotation: Fajardo, Kale, B. 2011. Filipino Crosscurrents

Fajardo, Kale, B. 2011. Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. As 90% of the world's goods and commodities are transported by ship, and with the Philippines being the world's top supplier of shipping labor (providing 20% of the 1.2 million seamen working in international shipping), there is no … Continue reading Annotation: Fajardo, Kale, B. 2011. Filipino Crosscurrents

Annotation: Roach, Joseph. 1996. Cities of the Dead

Roach, Joseph. 1996. Cities of the Dead: Circum-Atlantic Performance. Roach uses the term “circum-Atlantic world" to denote a vast “behavioral vortex” (30), in which various spectacles of cultural surrogation can be observed. More specifically, he studies London and New Orleans as spaces for both encounter and exchange, and is interested in the “restless migrations” (xii) … Continue reading Annotation: Roach, Joseph. 1996. Cities of the Dead

Annotation: Holt, Elizabeth Mary. 2002. Colonizing Filipinas

Holt, Elizabeth Mary. 2002. Colonizing Filipinas: Nineteenth Century Representations in Western Historiography. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila Press. Borrowing Foucault's problematization of the past as a “succession of buried presents” (153), Holt looks at the first twelve years of American rule in the Philippines. Early historians, she writes, were caught up in patriarchically structured discourses, … Continue reading Annotation: Holt, Elizabeth Mary. 2002. Colonizing Filipinas

Annotation: Lansing, Stephen. 1990. The Decolonization of Ethnographic Film

Lansing, Stephen. 1990. The Decolonization of Ethnographic Film. Visual Anthropology Review 6:13-15, 81. As the author writes, anthropology’s positivist approach, and the idea that anthropology is almost a branch of natural history is “probably gone for good,” and has become “replaced with a more equivocal picture of a scholar who becomes engaged with the people … Continue reading Annotation: Lansing, Stephen. 1990. The Decolonization of Ethnographic Film