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Author Isaac, Allan Punzalan.

Title American tropics : articulating Filipino America / Allan Punzalan Isaac.

Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxx, 205 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Series Critical American studies series.
Critical American studies series.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-199) and index.
Contents American tropics -- Disappearing clauses : reconstituting America in the unincorporated territories -- Moral sentences : Boy Scouts and novel encounters with empire -- Imperial romance : framing manifest destiny in the Pacific -- Reconstituting American subjects : proximate masculinities -- Reconstituting American predicates : troping the American tour d'horizon.
Summary In American Tropics, Allan Punzalan Isaac explores American fantasies about the Philippines and other "unincorporated" parts of the US nation that obscure the contradictions of a democratic country possessing colonies. Isaac examines the American empires images of the Philippines in Hollywood films such as Blue Hawaii and novels such as Carlos Bulosan's America Is in the Heart and Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Filipino Americans -- Race identity.
Racism in popular culture -- United States.
Imperialism -- History.
Filipino Americans -- Study and teaching.
Imperialism in literature.
American literature -- Filipino American authors -- History and criticism.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Relations -- Philippines.
Philippines -- Relations -- United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780816695553 (electronic bk.)
0816695555 (electronic bk.)