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PINAY POWER: PEMINIST CRITICAL THEORY Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience (Routledge 2005) 

Ed. Melinda Luisa de Jesus

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Introduction: “Toward a Peminist Theory, or Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience”
I. Identity and Decolonization
Chapter 1: Leny Mendoza Strobel. “A Personal Story: On Being a Split Filipino Subject”
Chapter 2: Linda M. Pierce. “Not Just My Closet: Exposing Familial, Cultural, and Imperial Skeletons”
Chapter 3: Melinda L. de Jesús. “Fictions of Assimilation: Nancy Drew, Cultural Imperialism, and the Filipina/American Experience”
Chapter 4: Rachel A. Bundang. “This Is Not Your Mother’s Catholic Church:’ When Filipino Catholic Spirituality Meets American Culture”

II. Re/Writing Peminist Sociohistory
Chapter 5: Catherine Ceniza Choy. “Asian American History: Reflections on Imperialism, Immigration, and ‘The Body’”
Chapter 6: Rhacel Salazar Parreñas. “Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor”
Chapter 7: Dawn Bohulano Mabalon. “Beauty Queens, Bomber Pilots, and Basketball Players: Second Generation Filipina Americans in Stockton,
California, 1930s to 1950s”

III. Peminist Dis/Engagements with Feminism
Chapter 8: Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales. “Pinayism”
Chapter 9: Frank Samson. “Filipino American Males: Comrades in the Filipina/o American Feminism Movement”
Chapter 10: Delia Aguilar and Karin Aguilar-San Juan. “Feminisms across Our Generations”

IV. Theorizing Desire: Sexuality, Community, and Activism
Chapter 11: Christine T. Lipat, Trinity A. Ordona, Cianna Pamintuan Stewart, and Mary Ann Ubaldo.
Chapter 12: “Tomboy, Dyke, Lezzi and Bi: Filipina Lesbian and Bisexual Women Speak Out” ta”
Chapter 13: Trinity A. Ordona. “The Long Road Ahead”
V. Talking Back: Peminist Interventions in Cyberspace and the Academy
Chapter 14: Perla Paredes Daly. “Creating and the Rise of Cyber Pinays”
Chapter 15: Emily Noelle Ignacio. “‘Ain’t I a Filipino (Woman)?’: An Analysis of Authorship/Authority through the Construction of Filipino/
Filipina on the Net”
Chapter 16: Melinda L. de Jesús. “‘A walkin’ fo’ de (Rice)kake’: A Filipina-American Feminist’s Adventures in Academia or A Pinay’s Progress”
Chapter 17: Michelle R. Watts. “Not White Enough, Not Pilipino Enough: A Young Mestiza’s Journey”
VI. Peminist Cultural Production
Chapter 18: Victoria Alba.”Sino Ka? Ano Ka?’: Contemporary Art by Eight Filipina American Artists”
Chapter 19: Celine Parreñas Shimizu. “Theory in/of Practice: Filipina American Feminist Filmmaking”
Chapter 20: Gigi Otálvaros-Hormillosa. “Resisting Appropriation and Assimilation via (a)eromestiza Consciousness and Performance Art Practice”
Chapter 21: Sabrina Margarita Alcántara-Tan. “The Herstory of Bamboo Girl ‘Zine”
Chapter 22: Marie-Therese Sulit. “Through Our Pinay Writings: Narrating Trauma, Embodying Recovery”
Chapter 23: Neferti Xina M. Tadiar. “Filipinas: ‘Living in a Time of War’”