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: Donato, Katharine, Donna Gabaccia, Jennifer Holdaway, Martin Manalansan IV and Patricia R. Pessar. (2006). A Glass Half Full? .

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? .

Annotation: de Sousa Santos, Boaventura. 2006. Globalizations.

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.

Annotation: Kearney, Michael. 1986. From the Invisible Hand to Visible Feet

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

Annotation: Fouron, Georges and Nina G. Schiller. 2001. “All in the Family: Gender, Transnational Migration, and the Nation-state,”

Fouron, Georges and Nina G. Schiller. 2001. “All in the Family: Gender, Transnational Migration, and the Nation-state,” Identities, 7(4):539-582. The article explores whether gender sustains/creates hirarchies and divisions, or equitable relations between men and women as it is lived across the borders of nation-states. The authors draw on the life stories of three generations of … Continue reading Annotation: Fouron, Georges and Nina G. Schiller. 2001. “All in the Family: Gender, Transnational Migration, and the Nation-state,”

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: Mahler, Sarah J. and Patricia R. Pessar. (2001). Gendered Geographies of Power

Mahler, Sarah J. and Patricia R. Pessar. (2001). Gendered Geographies of Power: Analyzing Gender Across Transnational Spaces. Identities, 7(4):441-459  The authors expand on Doreen Massey's concept of “power geometry” to conceptualize gender as a process that “yields a praxis-oriented perspective wherein gender identities, relations and ideologies are fluid, not fixed” (442). The authors develop a … Continue reading Annotation: Mahler, Sarah J. and Patricia R. Pessar. (2001). Gendered Geographies of Power

Annotations: Clifford, James. 1994. Diasporas

Clifford, James. 1994. Diasporas. Cultural Anthropology, 9(3):302-338 Clifford suggests to be wary of using ideal types that describe “diaspora,” as “societies may wax and wane in diasporism, depending on changing possibilities – obstacles, openings, antagonisms, and connections – in their host countries and transnationally” (306). Diaspora involves dwelling, maintaining communities, (having) collective homes away from … Continue reading Annotations: Clifford, James. 1994. Diasporas

Annotation: Basch, Linda, Nina Glick-Schiller, Christina Szanton. 1994. Nations Unbound

Basch, Linda, Nina Glick-Schiller, Christina Szanton. 1994. Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects, Postcolonial Predicaments, and Deterritorialized Nation States. Langhorne, PA: Gordon and Breach. Glick Schiller et al. argue that the old term “immigrant” (Handlin 1973) evokes images of “permanent rupture” and “abandonment of old patterns of life” (3-4). They thus suggest to use the term “transmigrant” … Continue reading Annotation: Basch, Linda, Nina Glick-Schiller, Christina Szanton. 1994. Nations Unbound

Annotation: Appadurai, Arjun. 1996. Modernity at Large

Appadurai, Arjun. (1996). Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota. The world of flows in which we live today is characterized by a "new role for the imagination in social life" (31). This theory of rupture or break is "necessarily a theory of the recent past" because of the recent changes … Continue reading Annotation: Appadurai, Arjun. 1996. Modernity at Large