Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory : Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience

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Melinda L. De Jesus
Psychology Press, 2005 - Social Science - 402 pages
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"Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory is a collection of peminist (Filipina American feminist) cultural criticism by and about Filipina Americans. It features essays by female scholars and writers who tackle issues such as gender, decolonization, globalization, transnationalism, identity, sexuality, representation and spirituality. It also features examples of peminist artwork."--Provided by publisher.
  

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Contents

A Personal Story On Becoming a Split Filipina Subject
19
Not Just My Closet Exposing Familial Cultural and Imperial Skeletons
31
Fictions of Assimilation Nancy Drew Cultural Imperialism and the FilipinaAmerican Experience
45
This Is Not Your Mothers Catholic Church When Filipino Catholic Spirituality Meets American Culture
61
ReWriting Feminist Sociohistory
79
Asian American History Reflections on Imperialism Immigration and The Body
81
Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor
99
Beauty Queens Bomber Pilots and Basketball Players SecondGeneration Filipina Americans in Stockton California 1930s to 1950s
117
Talking Back Feminist Interventions in Cyberspace and the Academy
219
Creating NewFilipinacom and the Rise of CyberPinays
221
Aint I a Filipino Woman? An Analysis of AuthorshipAuthority through the Construction of FilipinoFilipina on the Net
239
Awalkin fo de Rice Kake A Filipina American Feminists Adventures in Academia or A Pinays Progress
259
Not White Enough Not Filipino Enough A Young Mestizas Journey
275
Feminist Cultural Production
289
Sino Ka? Ano Ka? Contemporary Art by Eight Filipina American Artists
291
Theory inof Practice Filipina American Feminist Filmmaking
309

Peminist DisEngagements with Feminism
135
Pinayism
137
Filipino American Men Comrades in the Filipinao American Feminism Movement
149
Feminism across Our Generations
167
Theorizing Desire Sexuality Community and Activism
185
Tomboy Dyke Lezzie and Bi Filipina Lesbian and Bisexual Women Speak Out
187
Deflowering the Sampaguita
201
The Long Road Ahead
211
Resisting Appropriation and Assimilation via aeromestizaje and Radical Performance Art Practice
327
The Herstory of Bamboo Girl Zine
341
Through Our Pinay Writings Narrating Trauma Embodying Recovery
351
Filipinas Living in a Time of War
373
Contributors
387
Permissions
393
Index
395
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Page 9 - The new mestiza copes by developing a tolerance for contradictions, a tolerance for ambiguity. She learns to be an Indian in Mexican culture, to be Mexican from an Anglo point of view. She learns to juggle cultures. She has a plural personality, she operates in a pluralistic mode — nothing is thrust out, the good the bad and the ugly, nothing rejected, nothing abandoned.
Page 9 - ... tolerance for ambiguity. She learns to be an Indian in Mexican culture, to be Mexican from an Anglo point of view. She learns to juggle cultures. She has a plural personality, she operates in a pluralistic mode — nothing is thrust out, the good the bad and the ugly, nothing rejected, nothing abandoned. Not only does she sustain contradictions, she turns the ambivalence into something else.
Page 8 - ... our entire contemporary social system has little by little begun to lose its capacity to retain its own past, has begun to live in a perpetual present and in a perpetual change that obliterates traditions of the kind which all earlier social formations have had in one way or another to preserve.

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About the author (2005)

Melinda L. de Jesús is Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University.

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