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I’m afraid this blog is going the way of my many other blogs.
Let’s face it – I’m not much good at regular blogging on just one topic or in just one location – all the things I’ve wanted to “say” on this blog have been happening in scattered online and offline presences and writings – the talks, the exchanges in facebook reading groups (that meet offline actually), in my instagram image, in my kindle book notes and in my print book margins and offline diary/notebook pages…
Been working through the idea of subaltern citizen and cybersubalternity in relation to online publics and shifting privates…
issues of visuality, affect and the body…
issues around labor and globalization,,,
now to go back and remember the conversations. Perhaps I will write about them yet.
and apparently (to my surprise) this book is still being read and used so here’s a ibook link
while I wait to organize a bunch of in-progress works and recent themes from book chapters published into a coherent whole for another book project – am wondering if I should actually blog… at length.
Part of me is just a bit tired – but the other part of me wants to share my thoughts and fill gaps in what I might have written in the most recent MS I sent out and just in general be a writer again. Not constantly jumping to producing according to deadline.
Well – let’s see… I have to write three pieces on (subalternity, diasporas, networks, platforms) Affect and social media – in relation to two different kinds of online/offline communities -
one in relation to youth, digital diasporas, social media and virtual worlds through international contexts (where US youth also count as one of several inter-national contexts).
another in relation to craft communities and networked affect
forthcoming paper presentations at conferences will take both these up and yes they continue and connect (with) what i started in recent publications – including the book-length MS I just mailed to my publishers.
I should also probably rework the Cambridge Platforms conference presentation into a paper for the special issue… (this connects subalternity and affect with non-profit presences online – and actually also connects with craft communities research – so it bridges from my recent book-length MS – chapters 1 and 2 espectially – and the work I will be presenting at AOIR – hopefully have written it for Ken and Susaana before then…)
Still – there are so many thoughts and reflections that happen – which I cant and wont put down in public space anyway.
just a thought.
In the interim. so to speak.
Introduction: Subaltern empowerment, socio-economic globalization and digital divides
1. Producing the Global: Microfinance Online
with Franklin Yartey and Anca Birzescu
2. Philanthrophist or Investor? Microlending to the Other
with Anca Birzescu, Franklin Yartey
3. Snapshots from Sari Trails, Cyborgs Old and New
with rad Zabibha
4. Framing the Loom: An Indian Context
with Seemanthani Niranjani and B. Syamasundari
5. Kente Cloth and Adinkra in the Global Market
Precious Yamaguchi and Franklin Yartey
Conclusion: Multiple interfacings with the so-called subaltern: To be continued
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Empowering Women Leadership through Civic Dialogues and Action: Utilizing Online/Offline Social Networking
reading through the grant proposal with Sharon et al…
The section I worked on is “Empowering Women Leadership through Civic Dialogues and Action: Utilizing Online/Offline Social Networking: Leadership Development Project (LDP)”
and I keep thinking up all sorts of fun exercises in my head now that its materialized as a possible project. I am looking forward to it- hopefully we get the grant.