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Announcement: Post-Ality: the View from the South

Ateneo de Manila University Department of Sociology and Anthropology School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools cordially invites you to An afternoon of conversation with Dr Epifanio San Juan, Jr and Dr Delia D Aguilar   on Post-Ality: the View from the South   21 February 2014, 4-6 pm Faber Hall Function Room (FH 101) Post-ality, originally referred to as “the ensemble of practices that, as a totality, obscure the production practices of capitalism”  has now come to refer to the cultural and ideological mood — embodied primarily in  postmodernism —  which arose in the 1960s  as an attempt to come to terms with widespread social, cultural, and economic changes that followed the end of the postwar industrial boom. In sum, post-ality challenges the humanist claims of the Enlightenment: that objective reality can be known, that there are underlying logics which govern human behavior, and that humans shape society. As post-ality would have it, our understanding of the human world is “at best” fragmentary.    In the West post-ality today is in decline, or at least, is at …

Announcement: When Death Becomes Her Question: Death, Identity, and Perceptions of Home Among Okinawan Women Return Migrants

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology School of Social Sciences Ateneo de Manila University  cordially invites you to   When Death Becomes Her Question: Death, Identity, and Perceptions of Home Among Okinawan Women Return Migrants  Johanna O. Zulueta, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Sociology Faculty of International Liberal Arts Soka University, Japan  10 February 2014 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm F 114, 1st floor Faura Hall              The subject of death is seldom, if not rarely, touched upon in the migration literature, particularly those about migrants who are still alive and well, such as elderly Okinawan women migrants.  The issue of death though, is a crucial part of one’s life course, and for these women, it comprises a significant aspect of their lives that at the same time also talks about family, tradition, and continuity.  Upon one’s death, Okinawan women are supposed to be buried in their husband’s grave as tradition dictates, but a problem arises when their husband is a non-Okinawan.  Married to Filipino men who were recruited to work in U.S. military …

Announcement: Ateneo Cultural Laboratory 2014 Launch

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology in partnership with the Institute of Philippine Culture cordially invites you to the Launch of the Ateneo Cultural Laboratory 2014Batangas: Nasugbu, Balayan & Calaca on February 7, 2014 (Friday) 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Case Study Room, Social Sciences Building This activity is part of our celebration of The Social Sciences Week 2014. The Ateneo Cultural Laboratory (ACL) is a six-unit summer course on the study, conservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of particular Philippine districts, towns or cities. Cultural heritage refers to the traditional knowledge, values, practices and products that a society’s members regard as important for their identity and which must be transmitted to future generations, such as socially meaningful landscapes, indigenous botany, community stories, artistic skills, local sports, and landmark buildings. Thus, the students embark on studies of built heritage, indigenous health and food practices, arts in crafts and performance, local games, rituals and festivals, and the narration of local history and cultural heritage through tour scripts. Their findings are presented publicly before various stakeholders and …

Job Opportunity: Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific

The Communications and Country Innovations Program Officer provides staff support in the communication and country innovations component. An integral part of this Terms of Reference is the creation of the 3-month Work Plan. The Program Officer will report directly to the Communications Manager and the Country Innovations Manager. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Communications, Development Studies, Public Administration, Social Sciences or any related field (Masters Degree is an advantage) Has at least 2 years experience in the field of journalism or research Has strong oral and written communication skills and in-depth understanding of strategic communication approaches and tools Familiarity with social media and other internet-based communication platforms Organized, responsible and be able and willing to work under pressure and deliver timely results following an agreed schedule. Has good interpersonal skills and is a good team player The Project Officer’s specific duties and responsibilities are the following:  Country Innovations Assist in the implementation of ANSA–EAP Country Innovations strategy which includes the following: Consolidation of knowledge products of ANSA–EAP including best practices from different countries; Coordination of regional …

Job Opportunity: Edukasyon.ph

Taken from the Facebook page of edukasyon.ph Edukasyon.ph is a social enterprise that utilizes the latest in Internet-based technology to provide a comprehensive source of useful, relevant, and up-to-date information on scholarships for degree and certificate programs, as well as for technical/vocational training. We are looking for a BACKEND DEVELOPER who will have the primary responsibility of building the backend (server side) requirements of the Edukasyon.ph Web site. The ideal candidate for this position must have a keen understanding in database development and administration. Key Responsibilities • Participating in a team-oriented environment to develop custom database search engine • Develop and maintain EdukasyonPh’s API for developer’s features integration. • Develop and maintain existing Php frameworks or be able to come up with other frameworks needed for EdukasyonPh future requirements. • Demonstrating attention to details while implementing technical specifications. • Continuously develop methods to improve our Web site • Day-to-day server maintenance and bug fixes. Required Skills • Detailed knowledge of relational database and schema/flowcharting • Knowledge in responsive web and ability to write high-performance, reusable …

Job Opportunity: Commission on Filipinos Overseas

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas, a government agency under the Office of the President, is in need of Technical Assistants preferably with experience in the field of social work, counseling, foreign service, tourism, community development, education, or consular service. Fresh graduates are also welcome to apply. Applicants may email their CV to Ms. Cindy San Pedro at hr@cfo.gov.ph. From Development Sector Jobs (Janet Ramos)

Job Opportunity: Ateneo School of Government

Ateneo School of Government Project: Communications for Communicators (C4C) Location: SDC Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave. Quezon City Monthly Compensation: Up to PhP 18,000 a month, depending on the competencies and experience of the applicant Communication for Health Advancement through Networking and Governance Enhancement (CHANGE) is a five ‐year USAID/Philippines project that zeroes in on the need for strategic and sustainable communication interventions that will “sell” healthy behaviors; generate increased demand for FP, MNCH, and TB products, methods, and services in the country; and ultimately, contribute to the reduction of maternal and child deaths, and TB prevalence. Establishing the Communications for Communicators School (C4C) is one of the major capability building strategies of CHANGE. The ultimate goal of the C4C is to raise the standard of communication skills –from merely messengers to strategic communicators and thinkers – among the health promoters thus becoming effective change agents on health in the country. Together with the Johns Hopkins University – Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP) and the DOH, the C4C aims to provide the communication …

Invitation to “UNESCO World Heritage, Identity, & Economic Development”

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Institute of Philippine Culture, and the Southeast Asia Program of the School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University cordially invite you to UNESCO World Heritage, Identity, & Economic Development Today, cultural and natural heritage is a global, multi-billion-dollar industry. Designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site confers national prestige and promotes tourism development. These sites are places for cultural encounters, exchanges, and conflicts among various stakeholders such as local communities, domestic and foreign tourists, NGOs, local and national government, international agencies and many others. Across Southeast Asia, World Heritage Sites are shaped by diverging interpretations and appropriations that in turn influence local and national identities. While these sites hold considerable potential for economic development, diverging interests can lead to conflicting approaches and agendas. Thus, many questions arise: • How are World Heritage Sites interpreted? • How can they contribute to economic development? • What are some of the examples of best practices in managing these heritage sites? These and other heritage-related topics will be discussed by Professor Emeritus Victor King in a …

Invitation to “Is the Philippines Really Moving up in Competitiveness and Innovation? Insights from the Global Competitiveness Report and the Global Innovation Index”

The School of Social Sciences’ Research Cluster on Environment, Society and Sustainable Development, Ateneo Innovation Center, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Economics cordially invite you to Is the Philippines Really Moving up in Competitiveness and Innovation? Insights from the Global Competitiveness Report and the Global Innovation Index Our rankings in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report increased from #85 in 2010 to #75 in 2011. However, in the Insead-Cornell’s Global Innovative Index, the Philippine ranking stayed at rank #91 and #90 in their 2011 and 2013 surveys. Nevertheless, analysts are bullish on the Philippines. Because the rankings are comparisons with other countries, it tells us how well we are doing relative to the global community and not how whether we are improving in absolute terms. While there have been clear improvements under the presidency of PNoy, it is important that we understand what these global surveys are telling us so that we can ensure our continued improvement in our competitiveness and innovation into the next presidency and for the long term. Finally, it is …

Job Opportunity: Foundation for the Development of the Urban Poor

The Foundation for the Development of the Urban Poor (FDUP) is looking for the following for a project based engagement: Program Officer – Must have passion to help and work with the poor – Should be comfortable doing field work – Graduate of any 2-year or 4-year course – Willing to be trained and able to train others Technical Assistant – Must have passion to help and work with the poor – Should be comfortable doing field work – Graduate of any 2-year or 4-year course – Willing to be trained – Able to document meetings and events (photography and videography skills an advantage) Interested parties may send their CVs and inquiries to fdup88@gmail.com.