Re-Imagining the Politics of Place and Migration

This essay is an excerpt from the catalog for Waterscapes, an exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery. Mainstream narratives commonly portray the experience of migration and settlement as a profound break from the past, compelling one to either adopt unfamiliar values and customs or fiercely protect an ethnic culture under siege. The everyday lives and sensibilities of immigrants,[…]

Waterscapes: Working Notes on Globalization

This article was first printed in the Winter 2012 issue of  The Capilano Review, “ecologies.”  In their preface to Cultures of Globalization, Fredric Jameson and Masao Miyoshi write, “Globalization falls outside the established academic disciplines, as a sign of the emergence of a new kind of social phenomenon” that “seems to concern politics and economics in immediate ways,[…]