Queer Companions (Omar Kasmani, 2022)

Religion, Public Intimacy, and Saintly Affects in Pakistan An illustration of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine in Sehwan as it was in mid-1800s. Photo: Sindh Culture Department Lauren Berlant writes that unexpected consequences of communicating with meager signs and gestures are the “secret epitaphs” of intimacy. “Often brief and eloquent,” intimate situations also convey an aspiration… Continue reading Queer Companions (Omar Kasmani, 2022)

The Sentimental Masks of Marcos and Robredo

Presumptive President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. visits his father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the latter's grave in Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on May 11, 2022. Photo: Rappler/ Bongbong Marcos Campaign Abstract How is charisma generated and transformed in the 2022 Philippine Presidential elections? This paper weighs in on the critical… Continue reading The Sentimental Masks of Marcos and Robredo