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Beyond the Nation charts an expansive historical past of Filipino literature within the united states, solid in the twin contexts of imperialism and migration, from the early 20th century into the twenty-first. Martin Joseph Ponce theorizes and enacts a queer diasporic analyzing perform that attends to the advanced crossings of race and state with gender and sexuality. Tracing the stipulations of risk of Anglophone Filipino literature to U.S. colonialism within the Philippines within the early 20th century, the publication examines how a bunch of writers from around the century either think and tackle the Philippines and the USA, inventing quite a few creative lineages and social formations within the technique.

Beyond the Nation considers a extensive array of concerns, from early Philippine nationalism, queer modernism, and transnational radicalism, to music-influenced and cross-cultural poetics, homosexual male engagements with martial legislations and pop culture, second-generational dynamics, and the relation among analyzing and revolution. Ponce elucidates not just the inner alterations that mark this literary culture but in addition the wealth of expressive practices that exceed the phrases of colonial complicity, defiant nationalism, or conciliatory assimilation. relocating past the state as either the first analytical framework and locus of belonging, Ponce proposes that diasporic Filipino literature has a lot to educate us approximately alternative routes of imagining erotic relationships and political groups.

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