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- DescriptionIn this new work, Linda Espana-Maram analyzes the politics of popular culture in the lives of Filipi laborers in Los Angeles's Little Manila, from the 1920s to the 1940s. The Filipis' participation in leisure activities, including the thrills of Chinatown's gambling dens, boxing matches, and the sensual pleasures of dancing with white women in taxi dance halls sent legislators, reformers, and police forces scurrying to contain public displays of Filipi virility. But as Espana-Maram argues, Filipi workers, by flaunting improper behavior, established niches of automy where they could defy racist attitudes and shape an immigrant identity based on youth, ethnicity, and tions of heterosexual masculinity within the confines of a working class. Espana-Maram takes this history one step further by examining the relationships among Filipis and other Angeles of color, including the Chinese, Mexican Americans, and African Americans. Drawing on oral histories and previously untapped archival records, Espana-Maram provides an invative and engaging perspective on Filipi immigrant experiences.
- Author BiographyLinda Espana-Maram is associate professor of Asian American Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
- Author(s)Linda Espana-Maram
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication03/04/2006
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Series TitlePopular Cultures, Everyday Lives
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content Note7 b& w halftones, 9 color halftones, 6 line drawings
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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