On the Subject of the Nation: Filipino Writings from the Margins 1981 to 2004 Caroline S. Hua

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Published: 2004

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333 pages


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On the Subject of the Nation: Filipino Writings from the Margins 1981 to 2004  by  Caroline S. Hua

On the Subject of the Nation: Filipino Writings from the Margins 1981 to 2004 by Caroline S. Hua
2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 333 pages | ISBN: | 7.12 Mb

On the Subject of the Nation looks at fiction and nonfiction produced since the martial law era in light of two historical developments that have definitively shaped Philippine experience: revolution and migration. This book examines the criticalMoreOn the Subject of the Nation looks at fiction and nonfiction produced since the martial law era in light of two historical developments that have definitively shaped Philippine experience: revolution and migration.

This book examines the critical interfaces between the personal and political that from the utopian visions of Bai Rens fictional autobiography about the education of Filipino-Chinese sojourners, Robert Francis Garcias firsthand account of the Communist purges, Cesar Lacaras memoirs of a veteran revolutionary, Zelda Sorianos feminist narratives, Peter Bachos novelistic dissection of Filipino-American identity crisis, and Rey Venturas ethnography of illegal migrant workers in Japan.These writings illuminate the ongoing transformation and redefinition of the Philippine nation-state while highlighting the ways in which the individual and collective experiences, struggles, dreams, and aspirations of Filipinos serve to rethink and reinvent notions of belongings, sacrifice, learning, labor, and love that underpin the theory and practice of nation making.



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