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In the Realm of the Diamond Queen

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Nicole Barling-Luke

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Transcript of In the Realm of the Diamond Queen

In the Realm of the Diamond Queen
Anna Tsing Intersecting processes:
State Rule
Formation of regional and ethnic identities Today's Presentation Travel Wo(men) Marginality Embodied by Possession Ethnographically Aihwa ONG Theoretically Judith Butler "the mind not only subjugates the body, but occasionally entertains the fantasy of fleeing it altogether" "To claim that the subject is constituted is not to claim that it is determined." Malay female factory workers

another marginalised group
caught in a web of intersecting discursive fields "...she does not perform womanhood; she performs transcendence" What does Anna Tsing tell us... Aim: develop a different set of conceptual tools to think about out-of-the-way places 'like several other women in her area Induan Hiling found herself singing and dancing with dewa spirits. It all seemed rather uncontrollable, and she was ready to accept the judgment of her husbands relatives that she was crazy' Gender Differentiation Differences Malay women : resisting dominance Meratus women: dismissing boundaries Deconstructs marginality:
As experience and agency and why should we care? interweaves psychoanalysis and anthropology

explains how marginality is applied and performed want to know more? UniM Bail
306.0899922 TSIN References: Butler, J. (1990) Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge.
Butler, J. (1992) "Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of 'Postmodernism' in Feminists theorize the political. Judith Butler and Joan Scott (eds) 3-21. New York: Routledge.
Ong, A. (1987) Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline: Factory Women in Malaysia. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Tsing, A 1994, 'From the Margins' , Cultural Anthropology, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 279-297.
Tsing, A (1993) In the Realm of the Diamond Queen; Marginality in an Out-of-the-way-place. New Jersey; Princeton University Press. (Butler, 1990 ) (Tsing, 1993 p. 233-4) (Butler, 1992 p.12) (Tsing, 1993 p.249)
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