Filipinos in Canada : disturbing invisibility /
edited by Roland Sintos Coloma ... [et al.].
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
xvi, 441 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
1442613491 (pbk.), 1442645407 (Cloth), 9781442613492 (pbk.), 9781442645400 (Cloth)
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Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
1442613491 (pbk.)
1442645407 (Cloth)
9781442613492 (pbk.)
9781442645400 (Cloth)
contents note
Part one: Difference and recognition -- Spectres of (in)visibility: Filipina/o labour, culture, and youth in Canada / Bonnie McElhinny ... [et al.] -- Filipino Canadians in the twenty-first century: The politics of recognition in a transnational affect economy / Eleanor Ty -- Filipino immigrants in the Toronto labour market: Towards an understanding of deprofessionalization / Philip F. Kelly ... [et al.] -- My folks / Carlo Sayo and Jean Marc Daga -- Part two: Gender, migration, and labour -- SCRAP / Reuben Sarumugam and Bryan Taguba -- The recruitment of Filipino healthcare professionals to Canada in the 1960s / Valerie G. Damasco -- The rites of passage of Filipinas in Canada: Two migration cohorts / Josephine Eric -- (Res)sentiment and practices of hope: The labours of Filipina live-in caregivers in Filipino Canadian families / Lisa M. Davidson -- Debunking notions of migrant 'victimhood': A critical assessment of temporary labour migration programs and Filipina migrant activism in Canada / Ethel Tungohan -- Toronto Filipino businesses, ethnic identity, and place making the diaspora / Cesar Polvorosa, Jr. -- Between society and individual, structure and agency, optimism and pessimism: New directions for Philippine diasporic and transnational studies / Leonora C. Angeles -- Part three: Representation and its discontents -- Balikbayan express / Celia Correa -- Meet me in Toronto: The re-exhibition of artifacts from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at the Royal Ontario Museum / Bonnie McElhinny -- From the pearl of the Orient to uptown: A collaborative arts-based inquiry with Filipino youth activists in Montreal / Marissa Largo -- Borrowing privileges: Tagalog, Filipinos, and the Toronto Public Library / Vernon R. Totanes -- Abject beings: Filipina/os in Canadian historical narrations / Roland Sintos Coloma -- Between the sheets / Geraldine Pratt -- Part four: Youth spaces and subjectivities -- Colour correction / Eric B. Tigley -- Scales of violence from the body to the globe: Slain Filipino youth in Canadian cities / John Paul C. Catungal -- Kapisanan: Resignifying diasporic post/colonial art and artists / Christine Balmes -- Educated minorities: The experiences of Filipino Canadian university students / Maureen Grace Mendoza -- Mas maputi ako sa 'yo (I'm lighter than you): The spatial politics of intraracial colourism among Filipina/o youth in the Greater Toronto Area / Conely De Leon -- The social construction of 'Filipina/o studies': Youth spaces and subjectivities / Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo -- Part five: Afterword -- Contemplating new spaces in Canadian studies / Minelle Mahtani and David Roberts.
"The Philippines became Canada’s largest source of short- and long-term migrants in 2010, surpassing China and India, both of which are more than ten times larger. The fourth-largest racialized minority group in the country, the Filipino community is frequently understood by such figures as the victimized nanny, the selfless nurse, and the gangster youth. On one hand, these narratives concentrate attention, in narrow and stereotypical ways, on critical issues. On the other, they render other problems facing Filipino communities invisible. This landmark book, the first wide-ranging edited collection on Filipinos in Canada, explores gender, migration and labour, youth spaces and subjectivities, representation and community resistance to certain representations. Looking at these from the vantage points of anthropology, cultural studies, education, geography, history, information science, literature, political science, sociology, and women and gender studies, Filipinos in Canada provides a strong foundation for future work in this area."--Publisher's website.
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