By Roland Sintos Coloma, Bonnie McElhinny, Ethel Tungohan, John Paul Catungal, Lisa M. Davidson
The Philippines turned Canada’s greatest resource of brief- and long term migrants in 2010, surpassing China and India, either one of that are greater than ten instances greater. The fourth-largest racialized minority workforce within the state, the Filipino group is usually understood by way of such figures because the victimized nanny, the selfless nurse, and the gangster early life. On one hand, those narratives focus recognition, in slender and stereotypical methods, on serious issues. at the different, they render different difficulties dealing with Filipino groups invisible.
This landmark e-book, the 1st wide-ranging edited assortment on Filipinos in Canada, explores gender, migration and labour, adolescence areas and subjectivities, illustration and group resistance to sure representations. taking a look at those from the vantage issues of anthropology, cultural reports, schooling, geography, background, info technology, literature, political technology, sociology, and ladies and gender reports, Filipinos in Canada presents a powerful origin for destiny paintings during this area.
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In particular he a ends to how the idea of ‘inter-ethnic violence’ circulated to describe some of these murders and to construct youth of colour as threats to, and outsiders in, successful multicultural cities. Challenging media representations which individualize crime and downplay institutional and political contexts, Catungal examines these representations for what they reveal about how discussions of individual bodies, and policies that address them, also construct ideologies and practices of exclusion and inclusion in families, communities, and Canada.
Chen concluded that these early studies on ‘adaptation and adjustment of Filipino Canadians provide evidence that they do not seem to have encountered serious diﬃculties in integrating themselves into the mainstream of Canadian society’ (53). It is diﬃcult to assess the nature of this claim. It could be that the early immigration policies which recruited professionals and permi ed Filipina/os to work in jobs reasonably similar to those for which they were trained meant that many reported more positive experiences compared to those in more recent studies.
She embeds discussions of intraracial colourism within a thoughtful history of colonialism and the bodily hierarchies it has established, their continuing meaning, and what it might take to transcend these forms of diﬀerentiation. Future Directions of Filipina/o Canadian Studies At the conclusion of Chen’s (1999) survey article, she suggests a number of directions for future research on Filipina/o Canadians. In addition to the need to focus on Filipina/o Canadians as a distinct ethno-cultural group (a goal on which there has been considerable progress), she calls for a ention to specific topics that she, as a sociologist, thinks deserve more a ention.