kathangpinay, Author at Pinay.com
The last time Leny wrote for me and my online publications was in 1999 when she wrote about pagbabalikloob. This week she writes about Bai Bibyaon, indigenous Filipinos, their plight and how they are our kapwa. At our essence, we “modernized” and global Filipinos are still connected to them, despite the differences (more…)
MURDER DEATH RESURRECTION: A POETRY GENERATOR by EILEEN R. TABIOS
It was the end of a conference and I was in the process of checking out of the hotel. I was trying to decide whether I should spend another day to check out the town and do some sightseeing by taking the bus or a tourist bus. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. Walked back to the hotel and was looking around. A young woman asked what I am doing next and I said I don't know. She said I should do some writing for the next generation.
Woke up wondering what it means...
As I made pancake breakfast and after eating, I felt my heart rate go faster. I took a dilthiazem and half a fleicanide. Then went to pilates.
It feels like a panic attack but I could tell my mind not to be afraid.
I just need to rest. The last three days have been full of people.
I went for a walk in the rain. I felt happy as childhood memories flooded in. How we always played outside and drenched ourselves in the warm rain. How we watched the flood waters rise until the road is covered and we would see the fish from the overflowing creek squiggling across the road. We caught these little creatures and put them in gallon jars - our makeshift aquarium. We didn't know that the fish do not eat rice so, of course, they died a few days after.
101 - highway that runs north to south
101 - name of boutique with rude white saleswoman
101 - title of basic courses such as Math 101
101 - can also mean one-on-one as in mentoring
woke up feeling refreshed after a day of tiredness.
but felt that i needed the extra hours of sleep and slow movement
the rain is soaking the ground
mamerto calls and says that he will do a death ritual for Harold Conkln, the Yale anthropologist who studied the Mangyan and the Ifugao. what do you think of that? the ethnographic subject doing ritual for the anthropologist! that is significant!!
on the homefront, the drama that keeps popping up has to do with "this is my home/kingdom and i am being manipulated by this other person in my home" -- this, too, will have to be deconstructed. the notion of village must become the new paradigm.
thinking of mom - why did you say you want us to rebuild the village unless you know or already trust us to do it? that this is the way forward to heal the family traumas...
Family was renting a country home somewhere. Lots of people milling around, children playing. We were all getting ready to go to SSU graduation so we were preparing sandwiches -- which were quite messy to prepare - like using green salad to put in between two pieces of toast. it wasn't quite working and we were running late.
When we finally got to SSU we were an hour late and Miriam said we could still use our tickets but then we all just decided to skip it and said we'd just check out the campus.
The campus is in the heart of Manila - the Philippine Normal University -- and it was crowded and very quickly I got separated from my family. Wondering around Cal finally found me. He was riding a chariot but now i don't remember whether it was a horse or a big dog that was pulling him. I still had to walk along with him on the way back...and then i saw that there was an alternate way go down a path. Instead of the stairs, there were rollers so I took these rollers down and down...and soon I was in a basement and couldn't find my family. I wandered around and saw an alley thinking it was a short cut to get back to campus but it turned out to be an ancient obstacle course that has been abandoned. I had to go through each obstacle course and in one part of it, i got sucked by air that sent me flying and then abruptly ended on a cliff and then i had to thread my way around the chasm holding on to dry and brittle trunks of trees. When I finally got back on the main street I was still lost and i couldn't recognize anything. I didn't have my bag and cell phone and even if i could borrow a cell phone i didn't remember the cell phone numbers of Cal and Dustin. It was getting dark and I was getting worried.
I woke up tired and I kept telling myself it was just a dream and it's okay.
Alex Tizon's article about Eudocia
theory of place and narrative and the place of IPs within postcolonial theories, queer, race theories
syllogistic tropes of participatory democracyborn out of violent occupatio of lands
how Indianness functions as a transit within empire
to read mnemonically is to connect the violence and genocides of colonization to cultural production and cultural movements
multicultural liberal democracy rationalize historical traumas thru inclusion
IPs must be central to any theorizations of the condition of postcoloniality, empire, and regimes that arise out of indigenous lands
transit - fluidity, noise, instability; to exist relationally, multiply
liberal multiculturalism invested in acknowledgements, recognition, equality, equivalences
US colonialism and imperialism coerces struggles for social justice for queers, racial minorities, immigrants into complicity with settler colonialism
"derealization of the other"
metropolitcan multiculturalism and dominant postcolonialism prose the US as a postracial asylum for the world, the diminishing return of that asylum meets at the point where diasporas collides with settler colonialism
US cultural and political preoccupations with indigeneity and reproduction of Indianness serve to facilitate, justify and maintain Anglo-Amerian hegemonic mastery over signifcation of justice, democracy, law and terror
how would debate change if the responsiblities of the real lived condition of colonialism were prioritized as a condition of possibility
sovereignty without rights to self government, territorial integrity, cultural autonomy
Indian as the ghost in the machine of empire
erasure of the sovereign - racialization of the Indian
colonization = racialization; where Indians become ethnic minorities
loss of intimacies on four continents - genocide, slavery, indenture, liberalism (lisa lowe)
conflation of territoriality with conquest by assigning colonization to the racialized body
multicultural liberalism aligns itself with settler colonialism
postcolonial studies have ignored indigenous struggles in the US
indigeneity can be too dangerous and xenophobic when combined with nationalism or anticolonial struggles in a world shaped by forced diaspora, migration, hybridity and movement
cultural studies...towards a joyous cacophony of multiplicities and away from the lived colonial conditions of indigeneity within postcolonial-settler society
how did the impulse to constellate the America into European colonial alignment come to depend upon the lamentable but ungrievable Indian? how do arrivals and other peoples forced to move thru empire use indigeneity as a transit to redress, grieve, and fill the fractures and ruptures created thru diaspora and exclusion?
what happens to indigenous peoples and the stakes of sovereignty, land, decolonization when conquest is reframed thru the global historicities of race?
how to discern how the noise of competing claims, recognitions, remediations function to naturalize possession at the site of postracial inclusion, transformative multiculturalism, and cruel optimism.