Filipinos in Canada

Filipinos in Canada

Disturbing Invisibility

Book - 2012
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Univ of Toronto Pr

The Philippines became Canada’s largest source of short- and long-term migrants in 2010, surpassing China and India, both of which are more than ten times larger. The fourth-largest racialized minority group in the country, the Filipino community is frequently understood by such figures as the victimized nanny, the selfless nurse, and the gangster youth. On one hand, these narratives concentrate attention, in narrow and stereotypical ways, on critical issues.  On the other, they  render other problems facing Filipino communities invisible.

This landmark book, the first wide-ranging edited collection on Filipinos in Canada, explores gender, migration and labour, youth spaces and subjectivities, representation and community resistance to certain representations. Looking at these from the vantage points of anthropology, cultural studies, education, geography, history, information science, literature, political science, sociology, and women and gender studies, Filipinos in Canada provides a strong foundation for future work in this area.


Looking at these from the vantage points of anthropology, cultural studies, education, geography, history, information science, literature, political science, sociology, and women and gender studies, Filipinos in Canada provides a strong foundation for future work in this area.



Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781442613492
Branch Call Number: 305.89921 FIL
Characteristics: xvi, 441 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Coloma, Roland Sintos

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