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Author Tadiar, Neferti Xina M. (Neferti Xina Maca), 1964-

Title Fantasy-production : sexual economies and other Philippine consequences for the new world order / Neferti Xina M. Tadiar
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xi, 355 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction: Dreams; PART I Fantasy-Production: Bodily Resources and Libidinal Dynamics of National Crisis and Development; 1 Sexual Economies; 2 Metropolitan Dreams; 3 Domestic Bodies; PART II Desiring History, Tangential Pursuits: Regimes and Heresies of Transformative Action; 4 Revolt of the Masses: National History as Psychology; 5 'People Power': Miraculous Revolt; 6 Himala, 'Miracle': The Heretical Potential of Nora Aunor's Star Power; Conclusion: Hope; Notes; Index
Summary "Taking a feminist perspective on transformations in the Philippine nation in the context of globalization, Fantasy-Production provides a theoretical framework for understanding the nationalist and postcolonial capitalist logics shaping the actions of the Philippines as a nation-state. Tadiar probes the consequences of dominant Philippine imaginations by examining a broad range of phenomena which characterize the contemporary Philippine nation, including the mass migration overseas of domestic workers, the 'prostitution economy', urban restructuring, the popular revolt toppling the Marcos dictatorship, as well as various works of art, poetry, historiography, and film. This will be one of the first books available widely in English that provides a sustained theoretical engagement with the cultural dimensions of contemporary socio-political and economic developments in the Philippines."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject HISTORY -- Asia -- Southeast Asia.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Economic history
Politics and government
Social conditions
Soziale Situation
Kulturelle Identit├Ąt
Sociaal-economische situatie.
Seksuele fantasie├źn.
SUBJECT Philippines -- Politics and government -- 1986-
Philippines -- Economic conditions -- 1986-
Philippines -- Social conditions -- 1986-
Subject Philippines
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004451319
ISBN 9789882201293