[Blueboard] IPC invitation to a VRA lecture by HANNAH BULLOCH, PhD on "Contradictions in Contemporary Filipino Womanhood: The View from Siquijor Island" (Fri, 26 June 2015, 9:00-10:30 am, IPC Conf. Rm. [Rm. 203])

Institute of Philippine Culture [LS] ipc.soss at ateneo.edu
Mon Jun 22 11:11:58 PHT 2015


*The Institute of Philippine Culture*

*School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University*

cordially invites you to a lecture on




*Hannah Bulloch, PhD*

Research Fellow in Anthropology, Australian National University
Visiting Research Associate, Institute of Philippine Culture


*Friday, 26 June 2015*

*9:00 – 10:30 a.m.*

*IPC Conference Room (Rm. 203)*

*2/F Frank Lynch Hall, Social Development Complex*

*Ateneo de Manila University*

*Loyola Heights, Quezon City*


This paper probes the tensions inherent in contemporary notions of
successful womanhood in the Philippines. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork
on Siquijor Island in the Central Visayas, it explores the ways in which
courtship, marriage and pregnancy are culturally constructed as both a
necessity to the proper realization of a Filipina’s womanhood and a threat
to her self-actualization, livelihood, her role as a daughter and sister
and even to some extent her role as a responsible wife and mother. For the
‘ideal’ contemporary Filipino woman, timing is everything – ideals of
education, employment, dating, marriage and having children collide in
women’s in early adulthood, placing sometimes enormous pressures on young
women. This paper asks why marriage and pregnancy are construed as such
points of rupture in the lives of Siquijodnon women and how people
negotiate these ideals in the practice of their day-to-day lives.

*About the lecturer*

*Dr. Hannah Bulloch* is a Research Fellow in Anthropology at the Australian
National University. She is currently the Chief Investigator of an
Australian Research Council-funded project which ethnographically explores
the changing roles and aspirations of young women on the Central Visayan
island of Siquijor. She has just completed a book manuscript based on her
earlier PhD research which considered local notions of ‘development’
(kalamboan) on Siquijor and how these shape local identities and life
trajectories. Dr. Bulloch is a former Visiting Research Associate of the
IPC, Ateneo
de Manila University. She is also the current Secretary of the Australian
Anthropological Society and an Affiliated Fellow of the International
Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands.
Email: hannah.bulloch at anu.edu.au
Webpage: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/bulloch-hcm

** For inquiries or confirmation of your attendance, please contact **(+63
2) 426-6001 extension 4651
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213, or email us at <**ipc.soss at ateneo.edu <ipc.soss at ateneo.edu>**>. *

*Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC)*

School of Social Sciences

2/F Frank Lynch Hall, Social Development Complex

Ateneo de Manila University

Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City, Philippines

Tel Nos.: (+63 2) 426-6001 ext. 4651 loc. 213; (+63 2) 426 6067 loc. 213

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