Pinay on the Prairies: Filipino Women and Transnational Identities


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Author: Bonifacio, Glenda Tibe

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 328

EAN: 9780774825801

Release Date: 01-07-2014

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description For many Filipinos, one word – kumusta, how are you – is all it takes to forge a connection with a stranger anywhere in the world. In Canada’s prairie provinces, this connection has inspired community building and created both national and transnational identities for the women who identify as pinay. This book is the first to look beyond traditional metropolitan hubs of settlement to explore the migration of Filipino women in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Based on interviews with first-generation immigrant Filipino women and temporary foreign workers, Pinay on the Prairies is a revealing study of identity and community in Canada and an exploration of feminism, transnational identities, migration, and diaspora in a global era. Review There has been surprisingly little research about Filipinas’ lived experience in the Canadian Prairies – even though Winnipeg has the highest concentration of Filipinos as percentage of the entire visible-minority population, and Calgary and Edmonton are among the top cities hosting new Filipino immigrants. Pinay on the Prairies provides a nuanced understanding of Filipinas’ ways of belonging within their newly adopted cities, including their forms of civic engagement as immigrant women, mothers, workers, and citizens. -- Leonora Angeles, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia Pinay on the Prairies develops a rounded portrayal of Filipina experiences in Canada, emphasizing the agency and strength of character of these women. Bonifacio integrates literature on Philippine political economy, culture, and migration, as well as immigrant settlement and transnationalism. It is relatively rare that writers have this level of awareness of the migration process at "both ends." -- Philip Kelly, author of Landscapes of Globalization: Human Geographies of Economic Change in the Philippines Book Description A pioneering look at the experiences of Filipino women in Canada’s Prairie provinces. About the Author Glenda Tibe Bonifacio is an associate professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge. She is the editor of Feminism and Migration: Cross-Cultural Engagements (2012) and co-editor of Gender, Religion, and Migration: Pathways of Integration (2009).

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