Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2010. “Can the Subaltern Speak?”

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2010. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” In, Can the Subaltern Speak? Reflections on the History of an Idea. Rosalind Morris (ed.) Pp. 21-78. NY: Columbia University Press. Spivak writes that while Foucault and Deleuze were “great intellectuals,” their unmediated conversation (Intellectuals and Power 1972) revealed “certain kinds of convictions” – for instance, their … Continue reading Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2010. “Can the Subaltern Speak?”

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: Chamberlain, Mary. 2006. Family Love in the Diaspora.

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.

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: 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: Stack, Carol B. 1974. All Our Kin

Stack, Carol B. 1974. All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community. New York: Harper & Row. Using ethnomethodology (i.e. researching without middlemen), Stack studies for three years the cultural and structural adaptations of black families in the poorest quarters of an urban ghetto, which the author fictitiously calls The Flats. Rather than … Continue reading Annotation: Stack, Carol B. 1974. All Our Kin

Annotation: Baldoz, Rick. 2011. Third Asiatic Invasion

Baldoz, Rick. 2011. Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946. New York : New York University Press. In this historical sociology of the “third asiatic invasion” of the U.S., Baldoz “examines the interlocking politics of race, immigration, and empire” to argue that “the incorporation of Filipinos into American society played an important … Continue reading Annotation: Baldoz, Rick. 2011. Third Asiatic Invasion