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Manifest Technique: Hip Hop, Empire, and Visionary Filipino American Culture

Mark R. Villegas


Manifest Technique traces the ways in which Filipino American hip hop performances remember the racialized histories of the Filipino body. Mediated through what the book calls a Filipino American hip hop vernacular, Filipino Americans have been fashioning crucial forms of Filipino racial knowledge. Inspired by hip hop’s cultural resources that uplifts the dignity of African Americans, Filipino Americans’ immersion in hip hop has influenced ongoing Filipino racial self-construction, engaging a longer struggle of Filipino decolonization. Manifest Technique testifies to the labor required to brid ... More

Keywords: Filipino American, Filipino, hip hop, hip-hop, vernacular, memory, empire, colonialism, performance, postcolonial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043789
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043789.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark R. Villegas, author
Franklin & Marshall College