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Building Filipino Hawai'i
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Building Filipino Hawai'i

Roderick N. Labrador

Abstract

Drawing on ten years of interviews and ethnographic and archival research, this book delves into the ways Filipinos in Hawaiʻi have balanced their pursuit of upward mobility and mainstream acceptance with a desire to keep their Filipino identity. In particular, the book speaks to the processes of identity making and the politics of representation among immigrant communities striving to resist marginalization in a globalized, transnational era. Critiquing the popular image of Hawaiʻi as a postracial paradise, the book reveals how Filipino immigrants talk about their relationships to the place(s ... More

Keywords: Filipinos, Hawaiʻi, Filipino identity, identity making, Filipino immigrants, minority groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038808
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038808.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roderick N. Labrador, author
University of Hawai'i