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The Work of Mothering: Globalization and the Filipino Diaspora

Harrod J. Suarez


The Work of Mothering: Globalization and the Filipino Diaspora argues for a strict relationship between the world-historical situation of the Philippines under empire, nationalism, and globalization and the phenomenon of overseas domestic labor, drawing on the contours that inform the latter but arguing that it is part of a much larger framework of nurture, care, and service structuring the relationship between the postcolonial Philippines and the world. It analyzes maternal figures in novels by Carlos Bulosan, Jessica Hagedorn, and Brian Ascalon Roley; short stories by Nick Joaquin and Mia Al ... More

Keywords: Diaspora, globalization, maternal, motherhood, Filipino, Philippine, labor, domestic, literature, archipelago

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041440
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041440.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harrod J. Suarez, author
Oberlin College