“How do Filipino migrants and their children fit in American society? What does it mean to be a Filipino—and a ‘Filipino family’—in the United States? What happens to the American Dream when, neither black nor white, Filipinos confront racism? What fault lines are marked by differences among Filipinos themselves? What does the Philippines mean for immigrants and succeeding generations? The provocative exploration of these questions in Yen Le Espiritu’s Homebound highlights the tensions, ironies, and potentials in transnational Filipino American lives.”—Filomeno V. Aguilar.
Published in 2003. Copublished with The Regents of the University of California.