Vital Platforms, Purloined Transmissions
Mar 7, 2014, 2pm-4pm
Neferti Tadiar is professor and chair of women’s studies at Barnard College in New York City.
In her talk, she will embark on a cultural archaeology of human mediatic forms in late 19th century Philippines as an opening of an alternative genealogy of the contemporary global moment. Taking the 1891 novel by the anti-colonial nationalist Filipino writer, José Rizal, El Filibusterismo [Subversion], as her point of departure, she will track some of the overlooked places of making of contemporary global social identities. In so doing, she will try to provide an itinerary for approaching the role of what she calls remaindered life in the continuities and transformations of power between the Spanish and US empires and in the production of contemporary forms of disposability and value.
Tadiar’s work concerns the role of cultural practice and social imagination in the production of wealth, power, marginality and liberatory movements in the context of global relations. While her research focuses on contemporary Philippine and Filipino cultures and their relation to political and economic change, she addresses, more broadly, questions of gender, race and sexuality in discourses and material practices of nationalism, transnationalism and globalization.
This event is part of the YCAR Philippine Studies Lecture Series. All are welcome.
|Location:||280N York Lanes|
|Sponsor:||York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)|
|Posted by:||York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)|