Transpacific Femininities: The Making of the Modern Filipina


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Duke University Press
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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Denise Cruz is Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at Indiana University. She is the editor of Yay Panlilio's The Crucible: An Autobiography by Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla.


"Cruz's project has many strengths. . . . Transpacific Femininities provides a nuanced perspective to existing literature on women's history, colonialism in the Pacific, Asian American studies, and transnational studies at large." --Joanne L. Rondilla "Journal of Asian Studies"
"This book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars in Asian, American and Gender Studies, and across the disciplines of Sociology, Geography, History, and Anthropology. It is a rich historical account that does a lot of conceptual work with great subtlety. Transpacific Femininities is written to be widely accessible and could be easily used in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate classes." --Geraldine Pratt "Pacific Affairs"
"Cruz's analysis is challenging and often subtle, for, as she maintains, the modern woman in the Philippines was not always simply westernized but was a blended cultural hybrid...Readers in the field of ethnic feminist literature will appreciate her annotations, her summaries of hard to find literary texts, and her discussion of the arguments of other scholars."--Frederick J. Augustyn "Journal of American Culture"
"Transpacific Femininities re-frames and expands the boundaries of the study of race, gender, and empire in Philippine and Filipino American studies in a compelling transnational and global context. It is essential reading for students and scholars of Philippine, Asian American, and gender and women's studies."--Catherine Ceniza Choy "Journal of American Ethnic History"
"A GOAT work of scholarship and criticism, with a staggeringly wide historical scope and a generous, approachable readability. Denise Cruz brings us from the colonial era to the Cold War, and gives us a much-needed feminist historicist approach to thinking about everything from national heroism, to class, colorism, and the ways in which the costs of war and empire are often borne on the bodies of women."--Elaine Castillo "Electric Lit" (4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM)