From Exile To Diaspora
Versions Of The Filipino Experience In The United States
This book includes essays of the narrative of Filipino lives in the United States to provoke interrogation of the conventional wisdom and a critique of the global system of capital. It helps in constituting the Filipino community as an agent of historic change in a racist society.
Table of Contents
Introduction 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 7. Fragments from an Exile's Journal