Final Project Guidelines

Some of you have emailed me for an electronic copy of the final project guidelines so here they are.

CARE Project

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ETHN 129 / USP 135 Students standing in solidarity with Filipino Migrant Center and CARE SD!

Friday’s Reading!

A student brought it to my attention that erserves did not post our last reading on Friday. So here it is: Lorde, Audre. “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism.” Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde (Berkeley, CA: Crossing Press, 1984), pp. 124-133.

See you Friday!

Discussion Questions for Wed

Just a reminder that we’ll be finishing up our discussion of Tadiar and Sulit on Wed. Please be ready to finish talking about these questions:

  • —What does it mean when Tadiar quotes poet Joi Barrios that to be a woman is to live in a time of war (374)? How are the declared ideals of development also declarations of war (375)?
  • —Why are Filipinas the casualties, the means, the fuel, the fodder, and the weaponry of war (376)?
  • —Conversely, how is the Filipina also the very means and process of political struggle (380)?
  • —Why would or wouldn’t Sulit agree with Tadiar that to be Filipina is to live in a time of war?

Schedule Changes – NO CLASS FRI

Dear All,

As I mentioned today, I have to cancel class on Fri due to a death in my family. I’m sorry for the schedule shift again. Please take a look below and let me know if you have any questions.

Week 8

W 5/22: Ngai, Mae. “The Liberal Critique and Reform of Immigration Policy.” Impossible Subjects

F 5/24: NO CLASS

Week 9

M 5/27: Memorial Day – NO CLASS

W 5/29: Chakravarty, Paula. “Weak Winners of Globalization: Indian H-1B Workers in the American Information Economy”

F 5/31:

  • Tadiar, Neferti. “Filipinas Living in a Time of War.” Pinay Power: Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience.
  • Sulit, Marie-Therese. “Through our Pinay Writings: Narrating Trauma, Embodying Recovery.” Pinay Power: Theorizing Filipina/American Experience.

UC Medical Workers Strike!

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Hello all,

Wanted to share this info on a UC medical workers strike set to happen next week on May 21-22. Not sure what actions will take place locally on campus but here is some info:

Union’s website and official announcement of strike with reasons for action – http://www.afscme3299.org/2013/05/10/uc-patient-care-workers-call-two-day-strike-may-21st-22nd/

Union’s facebook page with updated info: https://www.facebook.com/Afscme3299

 

Schedule Changes!

Dear Students,

Now that I have more info on who people are potentially interviewing, I’ve made some adjustments to our last weeks of class. Please note changes in reading below as well as new readings which have been added and can be accessed as PDFs by clicking on the links.

Week 8

M 5/20:Kang, Laura. “Disciplined Embodiments: Si(gh)ting Asian/American Women as Transnational Labor.” Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/American Women

W 5/22: Ngai, Mae. “The Liberal Critique and Reform of Immigration Policy.” Impossible Subjects

F 5/24: Chakravarty, Paula. “Weak Winners of Globalization: Indian H-1B Workers in the American Information Economy”

Week 9

M 5/27: Memorial Day – NO CLASS

W 5/29: Tadiar, Neferti. “Filipinas Living in a Time of War.” Pinay Power: Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience.

F 5/31: Sulit, Marie-Therese. “Through our Pinay Writings: Narrating Trauma, Embodying Recovery.” Pinay Power: Theorizing Filipina/American Experience.

Week 10

M 6/3: Reflection Paper #2 Due

  • Guest Speaker, Ivan Penetrante, Anakbayan SD

W 6/5: Ahmed, Sara. “Feminist Killjoys.” The Promise of Happiness (Durham, NC: Duke U Press, 2010), pp. 50-87.

F 6/7: Lorde, Audre. “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism.” Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde (Berkeley, CA: Crossing Press, 1984), pp. 124-133.

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