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The Work of MotheringGlobalization and the Filipino Diaspora$
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Harrod J. Suarez

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041440

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041440.001.0001

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Prologue

Prologue

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The Work of Mothering
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Harrod J. Suarez

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041440.003.0001

In Luisa Igloria’s “Archipelago,” the speaker weaves through diaspora physically, existentially, and epistemologically, finding herself “back on Mabini, where as a child / I stared at man-roots,” alluding to a departure that allows for a return, to origins that appear gendered.1 But those “man-roots” are themselves contrived, living not in nature but in “fluid-filled mason jars / next to powders ground from deer horn and dried seahorses.”...

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