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By Nerissa Balce

Body elements of Empire is a research of abjection in American visible tradition and well known literature from the Philippine-American battle (1899–1902). in this interval, the yankee nationwide territory accelerated past its continental borders to islands within the Pacific and the Caribbean. at the same time, new applied sciences of imaginative and prescient emerged for imagining the human physique, together with the relocating digital camera, stereoscopes, and extra effective print applied sciences for mass media.

Rather than concentrating on canonical American authors who wrote on the time of U.S. imperialism, this ebook examines abject texts—images of bare savages, corpses, clothed local elites, and uniformed American soldiers—as good as our bodies of writing that rfile the goodwill and violence of yank enlargement within the Philippine colony. Contributing to the fields of yankee stories, Asian American stories, and gender experiences, the ebook analyzes the particular archive of the Philippine-American conflict and the way the racialization and sexualization of the Filipino colonial local have constantly been a part of the cultures of the US and U.S. imperialism. through targeting the Filipino local as an abject physique of the yank imperial imaginary, this research bargains a ancient materialist optic for interpreting the cultures of Filipino America.


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