The Scene: Book Launch of Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisibility

Filipinos in Canada Disturbing Invisibility Join Filipino academics in Canada for the official launch of "Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisbility", the first wide-ranging edited collection on Filipina/os in Canada.

Friday, October 19, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Location: OISE Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario

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The book launch will include a short program featuring some short words from the editors of the volume: Roland Sintos Coloma, Bonnie McElhinny, Ethel Tungohan, John Paul Catungal and Lisa Davidson.

Some food and snacks will be provided.

About the book: The Philippines became Canada’s largest source of short- and long-term migrants in 2010, surpassing China and India, both of which are more than ten times larger. The fourth-largest racialized minority group in the country, the Filipino community is frequently understood by such figures as the victimized nanny, the selfless nurse, and the gangster youth. On one hand, these narratives concentrate attention, in narrow and stereotypical ways, on critical issues. On the other, they render other problems facing Filipino communities invisible.

This landmark book, the first wide-ranging edited collection on Filipinos in Canada, explores gender, migration and labour, youth spaces and subjectivities, representation and community resistance to certain representations. Looking at these from the vantage points of anthropology, cultural studies, education, geography, history, information science, literature, political science, sociology, and women and gender studies, Filipinos in Canada provides a strong foundation for future work in this area.