[Blueboard] IPC VRA lecture by Jorge Bayona on "Inherited Destinies, Phantom Limbs: Empire, settler colonialism, and trauma in the Philippines and Peru" (Mon., 19 Feb 2017, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., IPC Room 203)

Institute of Philippine Culture [LS] ipc.soss at ateneo.edu
Fri Feb 9 10:24:16 +08 2018


*Abstract*The lecturer proposes that territorial claims over contested
peripheral areas by Peru and the Philippines can be understood through the
lens of a kind of discourse called "inherited destiny." This label
addresses two aspects of the rhetoric used by the elites of Peru and the
Philippines to uphold their territorial claims: 1) these are inherited
because the sole title over these contested territories were derived from
claims made by Spain, thus rendering colonial frontier regions as their
inheritance; and 2) they are a destiny because despite the absence of
effective control over the territory or cultural commonality with the
peoples of such areas, ruling elites felt that it was their historical
entitlement to assimilate them. The lecturer studies how these elites tried
to work through the contradictions inherent to this discourse, as the lands
and peoples they claimed existed in two opposite states: they were
simultaneously "already owned" and "yet to be conquered." There is also a
dimension of collective trauma to these claims, as successfully securing
these territories and subjecting them to settler colonialism would
potentially "repair" the humiliations they had suffered during the wars
with Chile and the United States a generation or two before. Furthermore,
global industrial capitalism encouraged these countries to "defend" these
rubber-producing areas from the threat of territorial dispossession.
Nevertheless, despite differing motivations and anti-imperial rhetoric, the
lecturer argues that these were still imperial projects, albeit under new
management. This study seeks to add the concept of inherited destiny as
another layer to the processes of occupation and colonization of indigenous
lands and peoples by non-European or non-North American metropoles in areas
as far afield as Southeast Asia and Latin America. It also seeks to
contribute to the debates on empire and settler colonialism, collective
trauma, and nationalist irredentism.


*About the lecturer*

Jorge Bayona is a Ph.D Candidate in History by the University of
Washington, Seattle, and is currently affiliated with the Institute of
Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University and the Third World Studies
Center, University of Philippines Diliman. He has taught at the University
of Washington and at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.
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