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COLOMA, Roland Sintos, Bonnie McELHINNY, Ethel TUNGOHAN, John Paul C. CATUNGAL, and Lisa M. DAVIDSON, (eds.). Filipinos in Canada : Disturbing Invisibility. Edited by Roland Sintos Coloma, Bonnie McElhinny, Ethel Tungohan, John Paul C. Catungal, and Lisa M. Davidson. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2012). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xvi,(4),-441,(7). 8vo, art-illustrated black and yellow card covers with black and white lettering to front cover, white lettering to black spine.
"By 2010, the Philippines became Canada's largest source of short- and long-term migrants, surpassing China and India, both of whose populations vastly exceed that of the Philippines. The fourth-largest visible minority group in the country, the Filipino community is frequently associated with such figures as the victimized nanny, the selfless nurse, and the gangster youth. On one hand, these narratives concentrate attention, although in narrow and stereotypical ways, on critical issues. On the other, they render invisible other serious matters facing Filipino communities.
This groundbreaking work, the first wide-ranging edited collection on Filipinos in Canada, explores gender, migration and labour, youth, and the politics of identity. Looking at these from the vantage points of anthropology, cultural studies, education, geography, history, information science, literature, political science, sociology, and women and gender studies, Filipinos in Canada provides a strong foundation for further research." - p.[i].
Part One: Difference and Recognition:
1. the editors' "Spectres of (In)visibility: Filipina/o Labour, Culture, and Youth in Canada";
2. Eleanor Ty's "Filipino Canadians in the Twenty-First Century: The Politics of Recognition in a Transnational Affect Economy";
3. Philip F. Kelly, Mila Astorga-Garcia, Enrico F. Esguerra, and the Community Alliance for Social Justice, Toronto's "Filipino Immigrants in the Toronto Labour Market: Towards and Understanding of Deprofessionalization"; and
Carlo Sayo and Jean Marc Daga's "My Folks".
Part Two: Gender, Migration and Labour.
Reuben Saramugam and Bryan Taguba's "SCRAP";
4. Valerie G. Damasco's "The Recruitment of Filipino Healthcare Professionals to Canada in the 1960s";
5. Josephine Eric's "The Rites of Passage of Filipinas in Canada: Two Migration Cohorts";
6. Lisa M. Davidson's "(Res)sentiment and Practices of Hope: The Labours of Filipina Live-In Caregivers in Filipino Canadian Families";
7. Ethel Tungohan's "Debunking Notions of Migrant 'Victimhood': A Critical Assessment of Temporary Labour Migration Programs and Filipina Migrant Activism in Canada";
8. Cesar Polvorosa Jr.'s "Toronto Filipino Businesses, Ethnic Identity, and Place Making in the Diaspora";
9. Leonora C. Angeles's "Between Society and Individual, Structure and Agency, Optimism and Pessimism: New Directions for Philippine Diasporic and Transnational Studies".
Part Three: Representation and Its Discontents.
Celia Correa's "Balikbayan Express";
10. Bonnie McElhinny's "Meet Me in Toronto: The Re-exhibition of Artifacts from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at the Royal Ontario Museum";
11. Marissa Largo's 'From the Pearl of the Orient to Uptown: A Collaborative Arts-Based Inquiry with Filipino Youth Activists in Montreal";
12. Veernon R. Totanes's "Borrowing Privileges: Tagalog, Filipinos, and the Toronto Public Library";
13. Roland Sintos Coloma's "Abject Beings: Filipina/os in Canadians Historical Narrations";
14. Geraldine Pratt's "Between the Sheets".
Part Four: Youth Spaces and Subjectives.
Eric B. Tigley's "Colour Correction";
15. John Paul C. Catungal's "Scales of Violence from the Body to the Globe: Slain Filipino Youth in Canadian Cities";
16. Christine Balmes's "Kapisanan: Resignifying Diasporic Post/colonial Art and Artists";
17. Maureen Grace Mendoza's "Educated Minorities: The Experiences of Filipino Canadian University Students";
18. Conely de Leon's "Mas Maputi Ako sa 'yo (I'm lighter than you): The Spatial Politics of Interracial Colourism among Filipina/o Youth in the Greater Toronto Area";
19. Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo's "The Social Construction of 'Filipina/o Studies': Youth Spaces and Subjectivites".
Part Five: Afterword.
20. Minelle Mahtani and David Roberts's "Contemplating New Spaces in Canadian Studies".
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Title: Filipinos in Canada : Disturbing Invisibility. First Paperback Printing.
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2012, ISBN:9781442613492: 2012
ISBN Number: 1442613491
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