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Queering the Global Filipina Body: Contested Nationalisms in the Filipina/o Diaspora

Gina K. Velasco


The “global Filipina body” is a ubiquitous sign of the Philippine nation that represents the exploitation of racialized and gendered Filipina migrant labor in a context of neoliberal globalization and US neoimperialism. Focusing on multiple iterations of the global Filipina body--the “mail-order bride,” the sex worker / trafficked woman, and the overseas contract worker (OCW)--within contemporary Filipina/o diasporic cultural production and global popular culture, this book argues that the global Filipina body represents both the failure of the heteropatriarchal Philippine nation to achieve so ... More

Keywords: Philippine nation, Filipina/o diaspora, cultural production, transnational labor migration, diasporic nationalisms, queer, feminist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043475
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043475.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gina K. Velasco, author
Gettysburg College