Pinay on the Prairies

Pinay on the Prairies

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For many Filipinos, one word ii½ kumusta, how are you ii½ is all it takes to forge a connection with a stranger anywhere in the world. In Canada's prairie provinces, this connection has inspired community building and created both national and transnational identities for the women who identify as pinay. This book is the first to look beyond traditional metropolitan hubs of settlement to explore the migration of Filipino women in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Based on interviews with first-generation immigrant Filipino women and temporary foreign workers, Pinay on the Prairies is a revealing study of identity and community in Canada and an exploration of feminism, transnational identities, migration, and diaspora in a global era.A week-long trip to onea#39;s hometown is hardly long enough to accommodate the many invitations to various salu-salo (parties). ... Marami akong kaibigan na bumili ng condo sa Manila o nagpatayo ng retirement house sa kanilang bayan [I have many friends who bought ... They can enjoy the comfort of their own homes with katulong (domestic helpers) in the Philippines, whereas in Canada their pensionsanbsp;...

Title:Pinay on the Prairies
Author:Glenda Tibe Bonifacio
Publisher:UBC Press - 2013-11-15


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