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A short (and incomplete) list of smart books on Filipino American history and politics for #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth @fanhs_national @fanhs_seattle @joseiswriting @NBCAsianAmerica @yongchavezLA @ortile @LouDPhillips @balitangamerica @nicosantos
@drdawnbm's 'Little Manila is in the Heart' examines the complicated texture of Stockton CA's Filipino community focusing on how Filipinos' struggle for unity was complicated by competing class, cultural and generational differences.…
@CCenizaChoy's investigates the intertwined histories of US colonialism, Filipino nurse migration, and gender politics. Explains why there are so many Filipinos medical professionals in the US.
@TheoGonzalves's 'The Day the Dancers Stayed' explores the ways that Filipino cultural celebrations engage the past, examining multiple sites where cultural memories are crafted, authenticated, challenged thru Fil-Am performance.
E. Habal's 'San Francisco's International Hotel' focuses on role of Fil-Am civil rights activists struggle to save the I-Hotel and locates campaign within history of larger Asian American movement in the 1970s Bay Area
@superastigblog's Tropical Renditions looks at the performance and reception of post-World War II Filipino and Filipino American popular music provide crucial tools for composing Filipino identities, publics, and politics.…
R. Chew's 'Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes' surveys the lives of Fil-am labor activists G. Viernes and S. Domingo who lost their lives fighting for racial and economic justice for Alaska cannery workers.…
@anthonyocampo's 'The Latinos of Asia' documents shared genealogies linking Filipino and Latino immigrants showing how legacies of Spanish colonialism have linked the two populations created hybrid racial identity.…
@digitalbalce's 'Body Parts of Empire' analyzes the actual archive of the Philippine-American War and how the racialization and sexualization of the Filipino colonial native have always been part of the cultures of US empire.…
@doctoraval's 'Labor of Care' Analyzes the lives of Filipino domestic workers in US, highlighting how transnational family networks serve as the basis of new political identities and transnational forms of community building.…
L. Burns 'Puro Arte' Surveys how Filipino American theater and traditions of performance grapple with the complex historical processes of racialization and empire. Locates Fil-Am expressive cultures.…
@ejrdavid 'Brown Skins, White Minds' reveals how intertwined forces of colonial mentality and internalized racism have perpetuated feelings of anomie and have hindered struggles for self-determination and community empowerment.…
@RickBaldoz's 'The Third Asiatic Invasion' explores how Filipino immigration to US was entangled with the politics of empire, race, and citizenship, highlighting paradoxes and contradictions of imperial governance.…
These books remind us that Filipinos were once a primary target of nativist and racist vitriol and invite readers to draw connections between past and present incarnations of anti-immigrant ideology. #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth #FilipinoAmerican
Thanks for publishing cutting edge scholarship on Filipino American history and politics #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth @NYUpress @UWAPress @stanfordpress @TempleUnivPress @DukePress @IllinoisPress @UofMPress
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