This volume brings together for the first time critical work by Pinays of different generations and varying political and personal perspectives to chart the history of the Filipina experience.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Toward a Peminist Theory, or Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience I Identity and Decolonization1 A Personal Story: On Becoming a Split Filipina Subject 2 Not Just My Closet: Exposing Familial, Cultural, and Imperial Skeletons 3 Fictions of Assimilation: Nancy Drew, Cultural Imperialism, and the Filipina/American Experience 4 "This Is Not Your Mother’s Catholic Church": When Filipino Catholic Spirituality Meets American Culture II (Re)Writing Peminist Sociohistory 5 Asian American History: Reflections on Imperialism, Immigration, and "The Body" 6 Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor 7 Beauty Queens, Bomber Pilots, and Basketball Players: Second-Generation Filipina Americans in Stockton, California, 1930s to 1950s III Peminist (Dis)Engagements with Feminism 8 Pinayism 9 Filipino American Men: Comrades in the Filipina/o American Feminism Movement 10 Feminism across Our Generations IV Theorizing Desire: Sexuality, Community, and Activism 11 Tomboy, Dyke, Lezzie, and Bi: Filipina Lesbian and Bisexual Women Speak Out 12 Deflowering the Sampaguita 13 The Long Road Ahead V Talking Back: Peminist Interventions in Cyberspace and the Academy14 Creating NewFilipina.com and the Rise of CyberPinays 15 Ain’t I a Filipino (Woman)?: An Analysis of Authorship/ Authority through the Construction of Filipino/Filipina on the Net 16 "A-walkin’ fo’ de (Rice) Kake": A Filipina American Feminist’s Adventures in Academia, or A Pinay’s Progress 17 Not White Enough, Not Filipino Enough: A Young Mestiza’s Journey VI Peminist Cultural Production 18 Sino Ka? Ano Ka?: Contemporary Art by Eight Filipina American Artists 19 Theory in/of Practice: Filipina American Feminist Filmmaking 20 Resisting Appropriation and Assimilation via (a)eromestizaje and Radical Performance Art Practice 21 The Herstory of Bamboo Girl Zine 23 Filipinas "Living in a Time of War"
Melinda L. de Jesús is Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University.