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

Feminist Cultural Production
6
Identity and Decolonization
7
Feminist Dis Engagements with Feminism
8
On Becoming a Split Filipina Subject
19
Exposing Familial Cultural
31
Nancy Drew Cultural
45
When
61
ReWriting Feminist Sociohistory
81
Deflowering the Sampaguita
201
The Long Road Ahead
211
Feminist Interventions in Cyberspace
219
An Analysis of Authorship
239
A Filipina American
259
Filipina American Feminist
309
Resisting Appropriation and Assimilation
327
The Herstory of Bamboo Girl Zine
341

Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International
99
Pinayism
137
Comrades in the Filipinao
149
Feminism across Our Generations
167
Filipina Lesbian
187
Filipinas Living in a Time of War
373
Contributors
387
Permissions
393
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Melinda L. de Jesús is Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University.

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