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The Filipino American Experience

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This course overviews the contemporary experiences of Filipinos in the United States from a critical perspective. It is especially focused on the question of how it is that Filipinos are in the United States to begin with. To understand Filipino immigration is to understand the legacies of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines as well as how U.S. capital has historically and continues to depend on racialized labor.

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This course overviews the contemporary experiences of Filipinos in the United States from a critical perspective. It is especially focused on the question of how it is that Filipinos are in the United States to begin with. To understand Filipino immigration is to understand the legacies of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines as well as how U.S. capital has historically and continues to depend on racialized labor.

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Student’s questions could not be heard

By Togalab18 - Sep 29 2017
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After the second episode I downgraded my review from five to three stars. Although this is a classroom setting I felt that the experience was diminished because I could not hear student’s questions and the discussion becomes one sided. The good perfessor does not always repeat the (unheard) question and it detracts from my enjoyment of the course. Otherwise these podcasts are well thought out and very thought provoking and relevant to my life.

Very good

By aldjal;sja;jd;a - Mar 04 2012
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where are the rest of the lectures, this is quite interesting, professor says "right" too much

iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
2
1
0
0

Student’s questions could not be heard

By Togalab18 - Sep 29 2017
Read more
After the second episode I downgraded my review from five to three stars. Although this is a classroom setting I felt that the experience was diminished because I could not hear student’s questions and the discussion becomes one sided. The good perfessor does not always repeat the (unheard) question and it detracts from my enjoyment of the course. Otherwise these podcasts are well thought out and very thought provoking and relevant to my life.

Very good

By aldjal;sja;jd;a - Mar 04 2012
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where are the rest of the lectures, this is quite interesting, professor says "right" too much
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The Filipino American Experience

Latest release on Mar 13, 2012

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Part 1: Racialized Citizenship in the U.S. and "Problem" of the Filipino

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In this quick discussion of contemporary Filipino immigrant issues, Rodriguez explains how the "three basic problems" as discussed in Bulosan, explain emigration from the Philippines. The class transitions from a focus on the Philippines to Filipinos' early experiences in the U.S. Rodriguez discusses how race has shaped who is able to claim formal membership (i.e. citizenship in the United States) and begins to sketch out how this impacted Filipinos as U.S. "nationals" (neither quite citizens, and neither quite foreigners).

Jan 30 2012

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: Imperial Amnesia

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Professor Rodriguez discusses Campomanes' work, including his interview in "Positively No Filipinos Allowed" (2006) in analyzing "imperial amnesia," that is, the United States' failure to recognize and narrate its history and trajectory as one of empire.

Jan 23 2012

18mins

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Rank #3: Lynching and Empire

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Professor Rodriguez gives an overview of the Balce's chapter in "Positively No Filipinos Allowed" (2006) titled "Filipino Bodies, Lynching and the Language of Empire." She examines the relations and connections between African Americans and Filipinos during the colonial period.

Jan 19 2012

41mins

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Rank #4: Capitalism and Racialized Labor Historically in the U.S.

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Professor Rodriguez provides an overview of the ways that U.S. capital has depended on racialized labor for particular kinds of work from the enslavement of African to the importation of Asian labor. She situates U.S. Filipinos within this context and history.

Jan 16 2012

21mins

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Rank #5: U.S. Imperialism and the Filipino American War

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Professor Rodriguez examines "Manifest Destiny" and the rise of U.S. imperialism. She discusses the Philippine-American War and the colonization of the Philippines.

Jan 16 2012

51mins

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