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Title Filipino studies : palimpsests of nation and diaspora / edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV and Augusto F. Espiritu.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, [2016]

Subject Filipinos -- Study and teaching.
Filipino Americans -- Study and teaching.
Filipinos -- Migrations -- Study and teaching.
Neoliberalism -- Study and teaching -- Philippines.
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Study and teaching -- Philippines.
Nationalism -- Study and teaching -- Philippines.
Philippines -- Study and teaching.
Philippines -- Colonial influence -- Study and teaching.
Alt Name Manalansan, Martin F., 1960-
Espiritu, Augusto Fauni, 1965-
Description 1 online resource
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Summary "After years of occupying a vexed position in the American academy, Philippine studies has come into its own, emerging as a trenchant and dynamic space of inquiry. Filipino Studies is a field-defining collection of vibrant voices, critical perspectives, and provocative ideas about the cultural, political, and economic state of the Philippines and its diaspora. Traversing issues of colonialism, neoliberalism, globalization, and nationalism, this volume examines not only the past and present position of the Philippines and its people, but also advances new frameworks for re-conceptualizing this growing field. Written by a prestigious lineup of international scholars grappling with the legacies of colonialism and imperial power, the essays examine both the genealogy of the Philippines' hyphenated identity as well as the future trajectory of the field. Hailing from multiple disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, the contributors revisit and contest traditional renditions of Philippine colonial histories, from racial formations and the Japanese occupation to the Cold War and 'independence' from the United States. Whether addressing the contested memories of World War II, the 'voyage' of Filipino men and women into the U.S. metropole, or migrant labor and the notion of home, the assembled essays tease out the links between the past and present, with a hopeful longing for various futures. Filipino Studies makes bold declarations about the productive frameworks that open up new archives and innovative landscapes of knowledge for Filipino and Filipino American Studies"--Publisher's website.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 29, 2016).
Contents Cover -- Half title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- The Field: Dialogues, Visions, Tensions, and Aspirations -- Part I. Where From? Where To? Filipino Studies: Fields and Agendas -- 1. Challenges for Cultural Studies under the Rule of Global War -- 2. Toward a Critical Filipino Studies Approach to Philippine Migration -- 3. Oriental Enlightenment and the Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse? -- Part II. Colonial Layerings, Imperial Crossings -- 4. Collaboration, Co-prosperity, and "Complete Independence": Across the Pacific (1942), across Philippine Palimpsests -- 5. A Wondrous World of Small Places: Childhood Education, US Colonial Biopolitics, and the Global Filipino -- 6. Ilustrado Transnationalism: Cross-Colonial Fields and Filipino Elites at the Turn of the Twentieth Century -- 7. "Not Classifiable as Orientals or Caucasians or Negroes": Filipino Racial Ontology and the Stalking Presence of the "Insane Filipino Soldier" -- Part III. Nationalist Inscriptions: Blurrings and Erasures -- 8. Transnationalizing the History of the Chinese in the Philippines during the American Colonial Period: The Case of the Chinese Exclusion Act -- 9. Redressive Nationalisms, Queer Victimhood, and Japanese Duress -- 10. Decolonizing Manila-Men and St. Maló, Louisiana: A Queer Postcolonial Asian American Critique -- Part IV. The Filipino Body in Time and Space -- 11. Pinoy Posteriority -- 12. The Case of Felicidad Ocampo: A Palimpsest of Transpacific Feminism -- 13. Hair Lines: Filipino American Art and the Uses of Abstraction -- 14. Eartha Kitt's "Waray Waray": The Filipina in Black Feminist Performance Imaginary -- Part V. Philippine Cultures at Large: Homing in on Global Filipinos and their Discontents -- 15. Diasporic and Liminal Subjectivities in the Age of Empire: "Beyond Biculturalism" in the Case of the Two Ongs.
16. The Legacy of Undesirability: Filipino TNTs, "Irregular Migrants," and "Outlaws" in the US Cultural Imaginary -- 17. "Home" and The Filipino Channel: Stabilizing Economic Security, Migration Patterns, and Diaspora through New Technologies -- 18. "Come Back Home Soon": The Pleasures and Agonies of "Homeland" Visits -- About the Contributors -- Index.
ISBN 9781479829415 (electronic bk.)
1479829412 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 945663132

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