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ERIC Number: EJ757180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
The Cultural Production of the Not-Yet-Filipina/o-Subject in the Discourses of the Human Sciences
Tavares, Hannah Maria
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v40 n2 p124-145 2006
In this article, the author relates two cases that foreshadow the cultural politics of colonial structures. Drawing upon poststructural, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theoretical approaches, the author analyzes a range of textual productions manifested in dispersed sites that have formed the colonial image-repertoire and subjectification of Filipinos as errant children in need of discipline. Beginning with academic studies by American experts on the Philippines during the end of the nineteenth century, the living ethnological displays of Filipinos at the 1901 Buffalo and 1904 St. Louis international expositions in the United States, and finally to publications in the domain of education, the author exposes the structures of power through which racializing stereotypes and pathological populations were formed and perpetuated. The author proposes that criticism aimed at uncovering the colonial legacies of European modernity requires heeding issues of vision as well as language and rethinking the rhetorical form of contemporary educational inquiry. The author concludes by suggesting that studies of education can benefit from criticism animated by non-discursive language. Deploying Kaja Silverman's notion of heteropathic recollection to address the aesthetic strategies of contemporary artist Manuel Ocampo, the author provides a point of departure from which to engage enduring colonial stereotypes and assumptions that remain embedded in the present.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines; United States