ERIC Number: ED437495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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From Exile to Diaspora: Versions of the Filipino Experience in the United States.
San Juan, E., Jr.
This book explores the condition of Filipinos in the United States and their self-identification. Filipinos are the largest contingent of Asian/Pacific Islanders in the United States today, and their numbers are growing. The Filipino diaspora is reassessing its historical past and claiming a future that confronts white supremacy. These chapters explore the Filipino experience: (1) "Alias 'Flips,''Pinoys,''Brown Monkeys...': From the Boondocks to the 'Belly of the Beast'"; (2) "From Identity Politics to Transformative Critique"; (3) "Arming the Spirit, Writing in Times of Emergency"; (4) "Bulosan's Metamorphosis: The Return of the Alter/Native"; (5) "Resistance, Intervention, Deliverance: Lessons from Philip Vera Cruz"; (6) "Prophesying a Permanent Cultural Revolution"; and (7)"Fragments from an Exile's Journal." (Contains 455 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Filipino Americans, Immigrants, Immigration, Politics, Racial Identification
Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301-2877 ($18.50). Tel: 800-386-5656 (Toll Free).
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