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Author Rodriguez, Dylan, author

Title Suspended apocalypse : white supremacy, genocide, and the Filipino condition / Dylan Rodríguez
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents Filipino American communion : cultural alienation and the conditions of community -- Deformed nationalism and arrested raciality : the grammar and problematic of a "Filipino American" common sense -- "Its very familiarity disguises its horror" : white supremacy, genocide, and the statecraft of Pacifica Americana -- Suspended apocalypse : toward a racial analytic of the Filipino condition -- "Death was swiftly running after us" : disaster, evil, and radical possibility
Summary Suspended Apocalypse is a rich and provocative meditation on the emergence of the Filipino American as a subject of history. Culling from historical, popular, and ethnographic archives, Dylan Rodríguez provides a sophisticated analysis of the Filipino presence in the American imaginary. Radically critiquing current conceptions of Filipino American identity, community, and history, he puts forth a genealogy of Filipino genocide, rooted in the early twentieth-century military, political, and cultural subjugation of the Philippines by the United States. Suspended Apocalypse critically addresses what Rodriguez calls "Filipino American communion," interrogating redemptive and romantic notions of Filipino migration and settlement in the United States in relation to larger histories of race, colonial conquest, and white supremacy. Contemporary popular and scholarly discussions of the Filipino American are, he asserts, inseparable from their origins in the violent racist regimes of the United States and its historical successor, liberal multiculturalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Filipinos -- Social conditions.
Genocide -- Philippines.
Racism -- United States.
Philippines -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Philippines.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009033093
ISBN 0816653496 (hc ; alk. paper)
081665350X (pb ; alk. paper)
0816670730 (electronic bk.)
9780816653508 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780816653492 (hc ; alk. paper)
9780816670734 (electronic bk.)
(hc ; alk. paper)
(pb ; alk. paper)