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BA, MA (Auckland), PhD (Toronto)
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Social Anthropologist Dr. Gardiner Barber's research addresses issue of culture, economy and development. She is interested in the effects of globalization and economic restructuring on communities and livelihoods as neoliberalism produces new market arrangements and pressures. Her work straddles two regions. Atlantic research explores the relationship between history, class and community identities, with an emphasis upon on political mobilization. Southeast Asian research on gendered livelihoods lead to a focus upon Philippine migration, citizenship and development. Current SSHRC research grants focus upon migration histories and the roles played by various agents - familial, institutional, and transnational - in the migration and settlement process. Teaching areas include: ethnography and globalization; migration and identity; culture and class; gender, work and development; and graduate seminars in research design. She is co-editor of the Ashgate Press series “Gender in a Global/Local World” and serves on the editorial board of Anthropologica, Dialectical Anthropology, New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, and Canadian Women Studies Journal.
Beyond the department, Dr. Gardiner Barber has contributed to various CIDA funded university partnerships in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. She is also co-leader of the Citizenship and Social, Cultural and Civic Integration Domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre and contributes an interest in comparative citizenship policies to the new Dalhousie centre of European Studies. She holds cross-appointments in International Development Studies and Gender and Women's Studies.
2012 “Value Plus Plus”: Housewifization and History in Philippine Care Migration (Co-authored with Catherine Bryan). In Pauline Gardiner Barber and Winnie Lem (eds) Migration in the 21st Century: Political Economy and Ethnography. New York and London: Routledge, pp. 215-235.
2012 Migration in the 21st Century: Political Economy and Ethnography. New York and London: Routledge (Co-edited with Winnie Lem).
2012 Confronting Capital: Critique and Engagement in Anthropology. New York and London: Routledge. (Co-edited with Belinda Leach and Winnie Lem).
2010 Class, Contention, and a World in Motion. New York: Berghahn Books (Co-
edited with Winnie Lem).
2008 The Ideal Immigrant? Gendered class subjects in Philippine - Canada migration. Third World Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 7: 1265-1285.
2008 Cell Phones, Complicity and Class Politics in the Philippine Labour Diaspora. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology 51: 28-42.
2008 Migrants Mobility and Mobilization. Theme Section Introduction. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology 51: 3-12 (Co-authored with Winnie Lem).
2006 Locating Gendered Subjects in Vocabularies of Citizenship. In Evangelia Tastsoglou and Alexandra Dobrowolsky (eds) Women, Migration and Citizenship: Making Local, National and Transnational Connections. London: Ashgate Press, pp. 61- 83.
2006 No/ma(i)ds: Silenced Subjects of Philippine Migration. In Maria-Luisa Achino-Loeb (ed.) Silence: The Currency of Power. New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 92-112.
2005 Ethnography's Edge in Development. In Anne Meneley and Donna Young (eds.) Auto-ethnographies: The Anthropology of Academic Practices. Toronto: Broadview Press, pp. 94-109.
2004 Contradictions of Class and Consumption When the Commodity is Labour. Anthropologica 46(2):203-218.
2003 Citizenship and Attachment Across Borders? A Transnational Anthropological Research Agenda. Canadian Diversity/Diversité. Association for Canadian Studies, 2, (1):45-46.
2002 The ‘Culture of Making Do’: Gender, Work and Family in Cape Breton Working Class Life. In M. Lynn (ed.) Voices: Essays on Canadian Families. Revised 2nd Edition. Toronto: Nelson Canada, pp. 267-290.
2002 Envisaging Power in Philippine Migration: The Janus Effect. In Jane Parpart, Shirin Rai and Kathleen Staudt (eds.) Rethinking Em(power)ment, Gender and Development. London: Routledge, pp. 41-60.
2002 Militant Particularism and Cultural Struggles as Cape Breton Burns Again. In Belinda Leach and Winnie Lem (eds.) Culture, Economy, Power: Anthropology as Critique, Anthropology as Praxis. Albany: SUNY Pres, pp. 206-220.
2000 Agency in Philippine Women’s Migration and Provisional Diaspora. Women’s Studies International Forum (Special Issue: Gender Politics and Diasporic Identities of the Asia-Pacific), 23, (4): 399-411.
1997 Transnationalism and the Politics of "Home" for Philippine Domestic Workers. Anthropologica (Special Issue: Culture Globalization and the Politics of Place), XXXIX (1-2): 39-53.
1996 Modes of Resistance: Gendered Responses to Global Impositions in Coastal Philippines. Asia Pacific Viewpoint (Special Issue: (Re) Negotiating Gender in the Asia Pacific Region), 37 (2): 181-194.
1995 Invisible Labour, Transnational Lives: Gendered Work and New Social Fields in Coastal Philippines. Culture, 15 (2): 5-26.