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Samedi 31 août 2019
« The creation of a new school system in the Philippines in 1898 and educational reforms in occupied Japan, both with stated goals of democratization, speaks to a singular vision of America as savior, following its politics of violence with benevolent recuperation. The pedagogy of recovery—in which schooling was central and natives were forced to accept empire through education—might have shown how Americans could be good occupiers, but it also created projects of Orientalist racial management : Filipinos had to be educated and civilized, while the Japanese had to be reeducated and “de-civilized.”
In Campaigns of Knowledge, Malini Schueller contrapuntally reads state-sanctioned proclamations, educational agendas, and school textbooks alongside political cartoons, novels, short stories, and films by Filipino and Filipino Americans, Japanese and Japanese Americans to demonstrate how the U.S. tutelary project was rerouted, appropriated, reinterpreted, and resisted. In doing so, she highlights how schooling was conceived as a process of subjectification, creating particular modes of thought, behaviors, aspirations, and desires that would render the natives docile subjects amenable to American-style colonialism in the Philippines and occupation in Japan. »
Table of Contents
Introduction : Colonialism, Occupation, and the Burden of Tutelage
1. “Among a Tropical People” : Little Brown Brothers, Individual Liberty, and Self-Government
2. Americanism and Filipino Nationalism in English Readers in the Philippines, 1905–1932
3. Unhomeliness and Educational Anxieties in the Neocolonial Philippines : Tiempo and Cordero-Fernando
4. Articulations of Decolonial Thinking and Collective Subjectivity in Bulosan, Santos, and Linmark
5. Mapping the Japanese Tutelary Subject in the Classroom and Brides Schools
6. Mourning, Nationalism, and Historical Memory in Kojima, Shinoda, Albery, Houston, and Otsuka
7. Occupation Tutelage and the Pragmatics of Individual Memory
Epilogue : The War on Terror and Education for Democracy
Malini Johar Schueller is a Professor of English at the University of Florida. She is the author of Locating Race : Global Sites of Post-Colonial Citizenship, U.S. Orientalisms : Race, Nation, and Gender in Literature, 1790-1890, and The Politics of Voice : Liberalism and Social Criticism from Franklin to Kingston. She is also the director of the award-winning documentary, In His Own Home.
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