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: Manalansan, Martin F. 2003. Global Divas.

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.

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: 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: 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: Diaz-Barriga, Miguel. 2008. Distracción: Notes on Cultural Citizenship, Visual Ethnography

Diaz-Barriga, Miguel. 2008. Distracción: Notes on Cultural Citizenship, Visual Ethnography, and Mexican Migration to Pennsylvania. Visual Anthropology Review, 24(2):133-147. In contrast to previous literature on cultural citizenship that focuses on "space" (Holston and Appadurai 1999; Flores and Benmayor 1997), the author suggests to pay attention to the “structures of belonging” as a way to understand … Continue reading Annotation: Diaz-Barriga, Miguel. 2008. Distracción: Notes on Cultural Citizenship, Visual Ethnography

Annotation: Pratt, Geraldine. 2012. Families Apart

Pratt, Geraldine. 2012. Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Based on long-term activist research with the Philippine Women Center-BC, the book follows a feminist and postcolonial framework to argue against the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) in Canada, which is often promoted with a neoliberal framing … Continue reading Annotation: Pratt, Geraldine. 2012. Families Apart

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,”