By Vicente L. Rafael
With a spotlight at the contradictions and ironies that suffuse Filipino historical past, Rafael delineates the a number of ways in which colonialism has either inhabited and enabled the nationalist discourse of the current. His issues diversity from the colonial census of 1903-1905, within which a racialized imperial order imposed via the U.S. got here into touch with an emergent progressive nationalism, to the pleasures and anxieties of nationalist id as evinced within the upward thrust of the Marcos regime. different essays study points of colonial domesticity during the writings of white ladies through the first decade of U.S. rule; the makes use of of images in ethnology, battle, and portraiture; the flow of rumor throughout the eastern profession of Manila; the copy of a hierarchy of languages in pop culture; and the spectral presence of diasporic Filipino groups in the geographical region. A critique of either U.S. imperialism and Filipino nationalism, White Love and different occasions in Filipino History creates a feeling of epistemological vertigo within the face of former makes an attempt to understand and grasp Filipino identity.
This quantity should still develop into a worthwhile paintings for these drawn to Southeast Asian reports, Asian-American stories, postcolonial reports, and cultural studies.
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White Love and Other Events in Filipino History (American encounters/global interactions) by Vicente L. Rafael