Fordham University Press announces new anthology co-edited by Rick Bonus

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Filipinx American Studies: Reckoning, Reclamation, Transformation

Entitled Filipinx American Studies: Reckoning, Reclamation, Transformation, this volume spotlights the unique suitability and situatedness of Filipinx American studies both as a site for reckoning with the work of historicizing U.S. empire, as well as a location for reclaiming and theorizing the interlocking trajectories of global capitalism, racism, sexism, and heteronormativity. It interrogates the foundational status of empire in the interdiscipline; modes of labor analysis and other forms of knowledge production; meaning-making in relation to language, identities, time, and space; the critical contours of Filipinx American schooling and political activism; the indispensability of relational thinking in Filipinx American studies; and the disruptive possibilities of Filipinx American formations.  Filipinx American Studies constitutes a coming-to-terms with not only the potentials and possibilities but also the disavowals, silences, and omissions that mark Filipinx American studies.  It provides a reflective and critical space for thinking through the ways Filipinx American studies is uniquely and especially suited to the interrogation of the ongoing legacies of U.S. imperialism and the urgencies of the current period.