An opportunity to engage with both the author and readers of Caleb Johnson and Geraldine Pratt’s Migration in Performance: Crossing the Colonial Present. This book follows the travels of Nanay, a testimonial theatre play developed from research with migrant domestic workers in Canada, as it was recreated and restaged in a variety of places around the globe. It is part of a growing interdisciplinary exchange between the performing arts and social sciences, an effort to rethink immigration within two colonial histories (of the Philippines and Canada), and a contribution to current thinking about what decolonial collaborations might mean in practice. The book offers a fuller understanding of both the strengths and limits of existing framings of Filipina migration, and rich ideas of how care – the care of children and elderly and each other – might be rethought in radically new ways within less violently unequal relations, spanning different colonial histories and complex triangulations of racialised (im)migrants, settlers and indigenous peoples.
|Panelist||Lieba Faier UCLA||15|
|Panelist||John Paul Catungal University of British Columbia||15|
|Panelist||Rachel Pain Newcastle University||15|
|Panelist||Sarah De Leeuw University of Northern British Columbia||15|
|Panelist||Alison Mountz Wilfrid Laurier University||15|
|Discussant||Geraldine Pratt University Of British Columbia||15|
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