Fractured Lives, Coherent Selves:
Boxes, Goods, and the Performance of Intimacy by Ilonggo OFWs in Hong Kong
A talk by Prof. Clem Camposano, PhD
5 October 2011
1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Vargas Museum invites everyone to attend a discussion on Philippine migration on October 5, 2011 from 1:00-2:30 pm as part of the exhibition Hong Kong Intervention and Address at the Vargas Museum. Prof. Clem Camposano will present a talk titled “Fractured Lives, Coherent Selves: Boxes, Goods, and the Performance of Intimacy by Ilonggo OFWs in Hong Kong.” Serving as discussant is Prof. Eufracio Abaya.
Clem Camposano (Ph D. Philippine Studies: Anthropology, University of the Philippines, 2009) is a senior faculty member at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) where he teaches courses in research, political theory and dynamics, and Philippine history and culture. His research interest is in the anthropology of migration, particularly the transnationalization of the contemporary Filipino household. A person of diverse interests, he currently serves as the Chairperson of the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy (PCCED), a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of citizenship and civic engagement. Dr. Camposano is politically active and currently heads the Committee on Education of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino -Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and is an active member of the party’s policy unit.
Eufracio Abaya (Ph.D. Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1994) is a member of the graduate faculty of the College of Education, University of the Philippines and teaches foundations of education, current trends in educational anthropology, ethnographic methods, and special problems in Philippine education. He has conducted ethnographic studies on a wide range of topics: emotional capital and caregiving; gender and sexuality politics; spirituality and artisanship; mobility and place making; disaster and resettlement; cultural politics of disease control; personhood and mental illness; salvage ethnomusicology. Drawn to the virtues of collaborative research and advocacy, he now works closely with practitioners in the fields of music education, indigenous learning systems, museum and education, and transportation engineering.
Admission to the talk is free. Reservation is encouraged.