Vital Platforms, Purloined Transmissions

March 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes
York University
4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
York Centre fior Asian Research (YCAR)

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 try to provide an itinerary for approaching the role of what Ishe calls remaindered life in the continuities and transformations of power between the Spanish and U.S. empires and in the production of contemporary forms of disposability and value.

Dr. 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.

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