Discrepant Histories: Translocal Essays on Filipino Cultures

Vicente Rafael


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Discrepant Histories: Translocal Essays on Filipino Cultures

This collection brings together essays on the Philippines written in the wake of the Cold War and the Marcos regime. Cross-disciplinary by vocation and affiliated by their common engagement with the intersections of power, representation, and agency, the contributors probe the discrepant histories that underlie the formation of the Philippine nation-state and trans local Filipino cultures: the mestizo social hierarchy, colonial medicine, penal colonies, nationalist desire, diasporic literatures, gay beauty pageants, ideas of everyday violence, and state bulimia in the age of global capitalism...

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