Lecture by Martin F. Manalansan IV, July 16, 2007

The Department of Political Science and the Ateneo de Manila University Press with the assistance of Philippine Studies

cordially invite you to

Queer Love in the Time of War and Shopping

A lecture by Martin F. Manalansan IV

16 July 2007, Monday
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Natividad Galang Fajardo Conference Room
G/F, De La Costa Hall

Utilizing the film Brokeback Mountain, the talk will explore how U.S.contemporary gay culture is reproducing white masculinist and neoliberalideals through the genre of romance. At the same time, this talk is apreliminary meditation on how love as a political discourse can functionas a pivot in meaningful social transformation and activism.

Martin F. Manalansan is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, and Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press 2003; Ateneo de Manila University Press 2005), a critical ethnography of Filipino immigrants living in New York City, which was awarded the Ruth Benedict Prize by the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists. In addition to framing sexuality and gender within the processes of globalization and transnationalism, his interests include food, modernity, and urban life. He is presently working on several projects, including one that looks at the return migration of Filipinos from various parts of the world.

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