Home to 33,000 Filipino American residents, Daly City, California, located just outside of San Francisco, has been dubbed "the Pinoy Capital of the United States." In this fascinating ethnographic study of the lives of Daly City residents, Benito Vergara shows how Daly City has become a magnet for the growing Filipino American community. Vergara challenges rooted notions of colonialism here, addressing the immigrants' identities, connections and loyalties. Using the lens of transnationalism, he looks at the "double lives" of both recent and established Filipino Americans. Vergara
A repeated turning -- Little Manila -- Looking forward : narratives of obligation -- Spreading the news : newspapers and transnational belonging -- Looking back : indifference, responsibility, and the anti-Marcos movement in the United States -- Betrayal and belonging -- Citizenship and nostalgia -- Pinoy capital
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