The Filipino Migration Experience (Hardcover)

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The Filipino Migration Experience introduces a new dimension to the usual depiction of migrants as disenfranchised workers or marginal ethnic groups. Mina Roces suggests alternative ways of conceptualizing Filipino migrantsas critics of the family and cultural constructions of sexuality, as consumers and investors, as philanthropists, as activists, and, as historians. They have been able to transform fundamental social institutions and well-entrenched traditional norms, as well as alter the business, economic and cultural landscapes of both the homeland and the host countries to which they have migrated.

Mina Roces tells the story of the Filipino migration experience from the perspective of the migrants themselves, tapping into hitherto underused primary sources from the migrant archives and more than 70 interviews. Bringing the fields of Filipino migration studies and Filipina/o/x American studies together, this book analyzes some of the areas where Filipino migrants have forever changed the status quo.

About the Author

Mina Roces is Professor of History at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is author of Women's Movements and the Filipina, 1986-2008, Kinship Politics in Postwar Philippines, and Women, Power, and Kinship Politics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501760402
ISBN-10: 1501760408
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2021
Pages: 264
Language: English