Publications & Presentations
Publications & Presentations
- Bhavnani, Kum-Kum, Peter Chua, and Dana Collins. "Critical Approaches to Qualitative
Research" Oxford University Press. Book Chapter. Oxford University Press, (2014).
Abstract: This chapter reflects on critical strategies in qualitative research. It examines the meanings and debates associated with the term “critical,” in particular, contrasting liberal and dialectical notions and practices in relation to social analysis and qualitative research. The chapter also explores how critical social research may be synonymous with critical ethnography in relation to issues of power, positionality, representation, and the production of situated knowledges. It uses Bhavnani’s framework to draw on Collins’ research as a specific case to suggest how the notion of the “critical” relates to ethnographic research practices: ensuring feminist and queer accountability, resisting reinscription, and integrating lived experience.
- Chua, Peter. "National Schooling in Crisis: Neoliberal Policies and the 2011 Justice Campaign for The PGCPS Filipino Overseas Contract Teachers" Journal Article. Vol. 1. Issue 1. (2012). pp.44-58.
- Chua, Peter. "Ang Ating Kalagayan: The Social and Economic Profile of U.S. Filipinos" National Bulosan Center. National Bulosan Center, (2009).
- Chua, Peter. "Homeland Security Racism" Greenwood Press. Greenwood Press, (2009).
- Chua, Peter. "Orientalism as Cultural Practices and the Production of Sociological
Knowledge" Article. (2008).
Since the 1990s, sociologists and others have increasingly used the term orientalism to refer commonly to ethnocentrism, Eurocentrism, prejudicial stereotyping, and cultural misrepresentations of non-'western' societies, particularly those influenced by Islamic knowledge and practices. I chart how theorist Edward Said has helped initiate the sociology of orientalism by emphasizing the relationship of orientalism as a set of cultural practice and discourse to modern empires and global imperialism. I discuss the prominent clusters of studies published in English in the sociology of orientalism: (i) cultural representations and (ii) cultural regulation and social-identity formation. I argue that these studies have examined the ways orientalisms have deployed signifying practices of abstraction, difference, and desire in constructing problematic images and social relations. Furthermore, I contend that sociology as an intellectual endeavor still needs to confront seriously the issues raised by critics of orientalisms.
- Chua, Peter. "Global Revitalization of Filipino Human Rights Organizing" Presentation. Barcelona, Spain: (2008).
- Chua, Peter. "Extrajudical Troubles and Human Rights Violations" Essay. (2008).
- Chua, Peter. "Filipinas and Filipinos Evading States, Remaking the Politics of Diaspora: Conceptualizing a Sociology of Mass Removals" Presentation. New York, NY: (2007).
- Chua, Peter. "Corporatizing Public Education in the Philippines" IBON Books. Book Chapter. Quezon City, Philippines: IBON Books, (2007).
- Mukhopadhyay, Carol and Peter Chua. "Cultural Racism" (2007).
- Chua, Peter. "Bloodshed and Coercive Communal Peace Negotiations" IBON Books. Book Chapter. Quezon City, Philippines: IBON Books, (2007).
- Chua, Peter. "Condoms in the Global Economy" Routledge. Book Chapter. New York: Routledge, (2006).
- Chua, Peter. "Global Security as Cultural Racism: The Case of Mass Removals of Filipinos" Presentation. Durban, South Africa: (2006).
- Chua, Peter. "Manifest Destiny" (2006).
- Chua, Peter. "Orientalism" (2006).
- Critical Filipina and Filipino Studies Collective. "Resisting Homeland Security: Organizing Against Unjust Removals of U.S. Filipinos" (2004).
- Chua, Peter. "Orientalism in U.S. Sociology and a Century of Filipino Insurgencies Against U.S. Empire: An Essay Commemorating Edward Said’s Legacies" Essay. (2004).
- Rodriguez, Robyn M. and Peter Chua. "Whose Words? Filipino Immigrant Workers Speak on Citizenship, Labor, and Justice" Presentation. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR: (2004).
- Chua, Peter. "Post 9/11 Bello-ism: Mixing Filipino Politics and World Forums" Invited Symposium Speaker. Michigan State University: (2004).
- Chua, Peter. "Donald Cressey Dissertation Award Presentation" University of California, Santa Barbara: (2003).
- Chua, Peter. "Governing Migrants' Sexual Behavior: Work, HIV/AIDS, and Condom Use Campaigns in Southeast Asia" Book Chapter. (2003).
- Chua, Peter. "Condoms and Pedagogy: Changing Global Knowledge" Zed Books. Book Chapter. London: Zed Books, (2003).
- Chua, Peter. "Review of 'Comparative Social Research, Volume 20: The Comparative Study of Conscription in the Armed Forces'" (2003).
- Rodriguez, Robyn M. and Peter Chua. "Demilitarizing the State, Remilitarizing Everyday Lives of Southeast Asian Migrants: Legacies and Trajectories of Security and Governmentality" Presentation. University of California, Berkeley, CA: (2003).
- Chua, Peter. "Review of 'Governments and Politics in Southeast Asia'" (2003).
- Chua, Peter and Kum-Kum Bhavnani. "From Critical Psychology to Critical Development Studies" Article. (2001).
- Chua, Peter. "Review of 'Identities in talk'" (January 2001).
- Chua, Peter, Kum-Kum Bhavnani, and John Foran. "Women, Culture, Development: A New
Paradigm For Development Studies?" Article. Vol. 23. Issue 5. (September 2000). pp.820
We argue that existing approaches to development, including the women in development [WID] and gender and development [GAD] perspectives, fall short in their treatment of culture, and that a new paradigm, which we term 'Women, Culture and Development' [WCD], represents a way forward. Linking the fields of feminist studies, cultural studies and critical development studies, a WCD framework highlights culture as lived experiences and structures of feeling, attends to the relationship between production and reproduction in women's lives, and centres women's agency and struggles. A multi-ethnic and multiracial feminist approach to development studies, and an explicit engagement with culture can shift economistic and overly structural analyses to highlight the experiences, identities, practices and representations of Third World women. We illustrate the potential of a WCD paradigm with discussions of the environment and sexuality, and conclude with a sketch of the future visions and political possibilities of this approach.
- Chua, Peter and Diane Fujino. "Negotiating New Asian-American Masculinities: Attitudes
and Gender expectations." Article. Vol. 7. Issue 3. (March 1999). pp.391-413.
Historically, U.S. institutional practices have rendered Asian-American men as simultaneously hypermasculine and emasculated. Today, the model minority myth and asexual media representations have emphasized the feminized Asian-American male. Yet, no empirical study has examined how Asian-American men construct their own masculinities. Toward this end, this study sought to examine: (a) how college-age Asian-American and white men express their masculinities, (b) how Asian-American and white women perceive Asian-American masculinities, and (c) how Asian-American men negotiate their gender expectations. Through quantitative analysis of surveys, we found that U.S.-born and immigrant Asian men view their masculinity as distinct from white hegemonic masculinity. Unlike white men, Asian-American men did not view their masculinity in opposition to their femininity. Some Asian-American men, especially the U.S.-born, appeared to be creating a new, more flexible masculinity -- one free from male dominance. U.S.-born Asian men linked their masculinity with certain caring characteristics and were the only men's group willing to do domestic tasks. Women viewed Asian-American men as having more traditional gender roles and being more nurturing, in contrast to their views of white men, which matched American norms of masculinity. Overall, these results contribute to the masculinity literature by showing how Asian-American men negotiate their contradictory positions as members of a privileged gender group and subordinate racial groups.
- Chua, Peter, Susana Peña, and Beth Schneider. "Coloring Communities: People of Color Redefine Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Terrain" Presentation. Washington, DC: (1995).
- Chua, Peter. "Filipinas, Gender, and Human Rights Violence: A Report from the Field" Research Brief. Vol. 13. Issue 3/4. (2011).
- Chua, Peter. "Analyzing Condoms as Global Sexual Commodities" Routledge. Book Chapter. New York: Routledge, (2011).
- Chua, Peter. "Without Apologies: Linkages and Slippages in Critical and Multi-Sites Ethnographies" Presentation. (2012).