Tackles a broad range of phenomena characterizing the contemporary national formation of the Philippines, including the prostitution economy, the mass migration overseas of domestic workers, urban restructuring, and the popular revolt deposing the Marcos dictatorship, as well as representational works of art, poetry, historical narrative, and film, which try to intervene in these historical conditions.
Published in 2004. Winner, 2004 National Book Award, for Cultural Criticism.
Copublished with the Hong Kong University Press.
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