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By Nerissa Balce

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

Rather than targeting canonical American authors who wrote on the time of U.S. imperialism, this publication examines abject texts—images of bare savages, corpses, clothed local elites, and uniformed American soldiers—as good as our bodies of writing that record the goodwill and violence of yankee enlargement within the Philippine colony. Contributing to the fields of yankee stories, Asian American reviews, and gender reports, the publication analyzes the particular archive of the Philippine-American warfare and the way the racialization and sexualization of the Filipino colonial local have continuously been a part of the cultures of the United States and U.S. imperialism. by means of targeting the Filipino local as an abject physique of the yank imperial imaginary, this research deals a ancient materialist optic for studying the cultures of Filipino America.


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