Between the Homeland and the Diaspora: The Politics of Theorizing Filipino and Filipino American Identities : a Second Look at the Poststructuralism-indigenization Debates

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Political Science - 231 pages
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Arguing for the contingent nature of theories and the need for nuanced perspectives in their invocation across politically-uneven contexts, this study models a way of productively engaging the current debates between deconstructive cultural criticism and the project of indigenization as these are played out in the struggles of Filipino and Filipino American academics seeking empowerment for their respective communities.
 

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Contents

Theoretical Hegemony
1
Theorizing Filipino and Filipino American Cultural
9
Theoretical Perspectives Informing the Reading
19
Blurred Genres Subversive Genealogies
35
Theory Revision
43
Minority Cultural
123
Summary Analysis of Translation Problems
175
Theoretical Hegemony Cultural Politics
195
References
205
Index
219
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