CFP: Filipino Transnationality and U.S. Imperialism (1/6/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

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CFP for panel: Filipino Transnationality and U.S. Imperialism

American Studies Association Annual Meeting
The United States from Inside and Out: Transnational American Studies
Oakland, CA
Oct. 12-15, 2006

As American Studies continues to examine the motivations, justifications, and domestic effects of U.S. imperialism, it becomes increasingly necessary to take into account the perspectives and reactions of those affected by these imperial acts. In the case of Filipinos, such an approach is all the more imperative given the century-long history of U.S. colonial and imperial intervention in the Philippines. This session seeks to gain a better understanding of Filipino transnationality by exploring the complex and ambivalent ways that Filipinos have viewed both the U.S. and the Philippines. How have Filipinos engaged with, reimagined, and transformed U.S. and Philippine cultures in their expressive and social practices? How have key historical events (such as the Philippine-American War, WWII, martial law, and post-1965 migration patterns) shaped these negotiations between national cultures? How do categories such as class, gender, sexuality, location, and generational position
complicate the ways that Filipinos perceive either locale? How might we theorize "Filipino American" culture in light of Filipino transnationality? Papers on literature, history, the arts, religion, material and popular culture, or related topics are welcome. Non-traditional presentations will also be considered. Please email a one-page abstract (approx. 300 words) and a one-page CV to Joe Ponce at by Jan. 6, 2006.

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