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See detailLabour, Gender and Ethnicities in the 'Heart of Manila'
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in Journal of Sociology (in press)

Manila, like most cities in the developing world, is experiencing the effects of the flexibility of global capital and the consequences of being excluded from the flows of knowledge and finance. Quaipo ... [more ▼]

Manila, like most cities in the developing world, is experiencing the effects of the flexibility of global capital and the consequences of being excluded from the flows of knowledge and finance. Quaipo, the 'heart of Manila', has responded to and negotiates with macroeconomic challenges through the underground economy of media piracy. Given the increase in population, unemployment and the general degradation of urban living amongst the poor, the economy of piracy has become a conduit of socio-economic changes that intersect with the culture-specific economy of worship. Quiapo is a fascinating terrain of Manilenos social history; it is the site of class tension, religious and ethnic divide, state intervention, and urban culture. Today, piracy and worship are forces by which the district's inhabitants and pilgrims define their lives and their labour. This essay examines how piracy and worship impact on the labour, space and gender dynamics of Quiapo. [less ▲]

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See detailWhen solidarity melts into air: Philippines-born women migrants in Australia
Espinosa, Shirlita Africa UL

Book published by Bloomsbury Academic (in press)

This chapter looks at the (mis)recognition of the symbolic violence engendered by intra-ethnic women's solidarity in the context of international sexual division of labor. In particular I focus on the ... [more ▼]

This chapter looks at the (mis)recognition of the symbolic violence engendered by intra-ethnic women's solidarity in the context of international sexual division of labor. In particular I focus on the publications of Philippines-born women migrant's organisations. The chapter interrogates the violence of documenting the struggle against racialist and elitist marginalisation of migrant women in the context of multicultural Australia. [less ▲]

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See detailPiracy in the City: Manila and Illicit Capital
Espinosa, Shirlita Africa UL

Book published by Peter Lang (in press)

This chapter examines the dynamics between pirate capital and the urbanisation in the city of Manila, Philippines.

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See detailFrom International Solidarity to Migrant Activism: Critical Junctures in Philippine-Australian History
Espinosa, Shirlita Africa UL

in Social Movement Studies (2013)

This essay examines the social and political contexts of the establishment of the first Philippine Australian Solidarity Group (PASG) and then its subsequent demise in the face of intragroup and external ... [more ▼]

This essay examines the social and political contexts of the establishment of the first Philippine Australian Solidarity Group (PASG) and then its subsequent demise in the face of intragroup and external challenges. The demand to decolonise the conduct of solidarity within the PASG was more than a case of alleged racism, but a symptom of two intersecting phenomena. There was the growing population of immigrants who sought to find an identity in Australia through activism. Their solid political agenda, thus, intersected with the need to re-evaluate the structure and political agenda of PASG as an ‘old’ social movement. Drawing from the critical junctures in Philippine– Australian social movement, the essay sheds light on the risks of a centralised political body with a ‘diverse’ membership but also the benefits of responding to challenges to continuously re-write the rules of activist engagement, thus to re-invigorate the politics of resistance. [less ▲]

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See detailBook review of Women's Movements and the Filipina: 1986-2008
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in Asian Studies Review (2013), 37(4),

This book’s main focus is the “cultural” aspects of being and becoming a Filipino feminist. It sets out to articulate the “political” within the feminist agenda. The book, importantly, raises the question ... [more ▼]

This book’s main focus is the “cultural” aspects of being and becoming a Filipino feminist. It sets out to articulate the “political” within the feminist agenda. The book, importantly, raises the question “What is ‘Filipino’ feminism today?” Roces answers this question by highlighting three significant forces that have shaped its history, including the postcolonial condition, the national democratic struggle and western feminism, and the ways in which these forces intersect with the “Filipino feminist agenda”. [less ▲]

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See detailThe World Social Forum on Migrations 2012: Consolidating efforts towards an equitable society
Espinosa, Shirlita Africa UL

in Regions and Cohesions (2013), 3(3), 146-154

This report examines the conduct of resistance and activism by social movement actors on migrations and refugee movement through the body World Social Forum on Migrations. Specifically focusing on a ... [more ▼]

This report examines the conduct of resistance and activism by social movement actors on migrations and refugee movement through the body World Social Forum on Migrations. Specifically focusing on a meeting held in Manila in 2012, the article interrogates the issues, problems, analytical frameworks by which migration discourses are discussed today. In particular, the article gives attention to international migration governance, or the so-called 'migration management' and how this takes central position in contemporary understanding of mobility. [less ▲]

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See detailFilipino Diaspora in Australia and the 'Language Question'
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in Kaleidoscope: The Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (2013)

This article examines the politics of language use of minority groups such as Philippines-born migrants in Australia. In the context of multicultural Australia which celebrates 'difference' but also ... [more ▼]

This article examines the politics of language use of minority groups such as Philippines-born migrants in Australia. In the context of multicultural Australia which celebrates 'difference' but also insists on the dominance of Anglo culture, bi-lingulism of migrant groups raises questions of usability and identity. The Philippines-born community appears to be safeguarded from the birthing difficulties that many ethnic groupings experience. This, however, comes at a price that questions the community's understanding of their identity. [less ▲]

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See detailReading the Gendered Body in Filipino-Australian Diaspora Philanthropy
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in Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies (2012), 9(2),

Diaspora philanthropy has increasingly become a visible resource of nations from the South, next only to the more widespread money transfers from members of diasporic communities in the first world. The ... [more ▼]

Diaspora philanthropy has increasingly become a visible resource of nations from the South, next only to the more widespread money transfers from members of diasporic communities in the first world. The discourse of transnational giving is shaped by the liberal philosophy that has always accompanied solidarity through philanthropy, which sidelines questions of the unevenness of giving, political accountability, and the role of the state in regulating and transforming resource transfers into profitable investment. I argue in this paper that the problematic operations wherein benevolence rendered are manifested in covert gendered techniques. The yearly Sydney Fiesta Cultura’s Miss Philippines-Australia exemplifies the solid links between gender and the political economy of giving. What renders this otherwise ‘ordinary’ beauty contest as more contentious than other forms of generating funds for philanthropy are the specificities of Filipino-Australian migration: the transnational movement of sexual labour that hyperfeminised the community like no other in Australia. The fiesta, not unlike other expressions of cultural production that attempt to conceal this sexualised past, nonetheless raises the spectre of the ‘mail-order bride’ whose migration ‘built’ the community, an assertion that meets opposition from the middle class, professional and mestizo migrants from the Philippines. However, the processes that the fiesta puts into place in facilitating diaspora philanthropy are reliant on women’s labour, thus revealing the intersections of the community’s past and present. This overlooked facet also hints at the philanthropy engendered within diasporic formations as distinct and conditioned by the migrant history that has shaped these communities. [less ▲]

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See detailReview of The Promise of the Nation: Gender, History and Nationalism in Contemporary Ilocano Literature
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in Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in the Asia Pacific (2011), 27

This review looks into the Roderick Galam's articulations on gender, history and regional literature in the Philippines. I provided my own critique of Galam's interpretations of Ilocano literature and ... [more ▼]

This review looks into the Roderick Galam's articulations on gender, history and regional literature in the Philippines. I provided my own critique of Galam's interpretations of Ilocano literature and nationalist feminism. [less ▲]

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