Annotation: Pratt, Geraldine. 2012. Families Apart

Pratt, Geraldine. 2012. Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Based on long-term activist research with the Philippine Women Center-BC, the book follows a feminist and postcolonial framework to argue against the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) in Canada, which is often promoted with a neoliberal framing … Continue reading Annotation: Pratt, Geraldine. 2012. Families Apart

Annotation: San Juan, Epifanio. 2000. After Postcolonialism: Remapping Philippines-US Confrontations

San Juan, Epifanio. 2000. After Postcolonialism: Remapping Philippines-United States Confrontations. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Essentialists view the Filipino habitus as a “hybrid, syncretic, and variegated creation.” Instead, San Juan argues that the Filipino society is a “historical-political construction.” It is a product of mercantilism, imperialism and monopoly capitalism (2). Taking a Marxist … Continue reading Annotation: San Juan, Epifanio. 2000. After Postcolonialism: Remapping Philippines-US Confrontations

Annotation: Baldoz, Rick. 2011. Third Asiatic Invasion

Baldoz, Rick. 2011. Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946. New York : New York University Press. In this historical sociology of the “third asiatic invasion” of the U.S., Baldoz “examines the interlocking politics of race, immigration, and empire” to argue that “the incorporation of Filipinos into American society played an important … Continue reading Annotation: Baldoz, Rick. 2011. Third Asiatic Invasion